Betty G. Mikel


Betty G. Mikel

Betty G. Mikel, a lifelong resident of Bradley County, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. 

She was retired from the Museum Center at Five Points and was of the Baptist faith. All who knew her knew that she loved to plant flowers in her yard and watch them grow. More than anything, she loved her children and family, always calling and making sure they were doing well. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Leland Helton; husband, Donald Lee Mikel; daughter, Sandra Gail Kelly; and siblings: Dallas Helton, Wayne Helton, Larry Helton, Gary Helton, Billy Helton, Marie Ownby and Paul Helton.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children: Greg Mikel (Connie), Jimmy Mikel, Sharlene Mikel and Darlene Mikel Tramel; grandchildren: Jason Pippinger, Nickie Russel, Tabitha Wattson, Michael Wade and Tommy Hesson; several great-grandchildren; siblings: Deanie Richardson (Harry), Daisy Fairbanks and Douglas Helton; close friend, Peggy Dale Shaw; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends, including many local officials.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road N.W.

A Celebration of Life service is planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2017, at the funeral home with Pastors Ray Cheatham and  Gary Higgins officiating the service. The family will receive friends on Saturday two hours prior, from noon until the 2 p.m. service time.

Following the service, she will be laid to rest in the Fort Hill Cemetery, with Jessie Bullard, Dinker Jenkins, Donnie Brown, Charles Long, Johnny Pippinger and Jamie Mikel serving as pallbearers.

Share a personal memory or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at  


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