Laura Willie Bettis, 62, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2023, in Chandler, Arizona.
Laura was born on July 15, 1960, in Washington D.C. to loving parents Virginia Lee Willie and Billy Jack Willie. Growing up with her five siblings, her childhood was filled with love and shared memories. Laura graduated from Southern High School in Maryland in 1978. She embraced motherhood in 1986, after giving birth to her daughter Lisa, followed by her daughter Sandra in 1989. Laura made the heartfelt decision to move to Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to be surrounded by her family.
Laura enjoyed helping others and devoted her career by becoming a social worker for the state for over 25 years. Her passions included spending treasured moments with her family and vacationing at the serene beach. Laura’s biggest accomplishment was adopting her grandson, Jacob Willie Bettis, in 2018. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and cherished every moment spent with them.
Laura is survived by her daughter Lisa (Brian); her grandchildren Jaimie, CJ, Zoey, Hailey, Jacob, and Bentley; her sisters Sandee (Joan), and Donna (Chris); her brothers Steve (Kathy), and David (Cynthia); along with many other extended family members who loved her very much.
Laura has now joined her loved ones in heaven; her daughter Sandra, her parents Billy and Virginia, and her brother Brian.
While her presence will be deeply missed, her spirit and the memories she created will forever be etched in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
A memorial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, at Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297. For more information, please visit www.gilbertmemorialpark.com