Ms. Bettye Phyllis (Royal) Brooks

July 24, 1944 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 77)

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Bettye Phyllis Royal was born on July 24, 1944 in Coosa County Alabama.  She was the youngest of nine children of the late Mr. Washington Royal and Mrs. Willie Mae Kendrick Royal.

At an early age Bettye confessed Christ as her Lord and Saviour and was baptised at the Peace & Goodwill Baptist Church in Cottage Grove, Alabama.  Faithfully she served in the Missionary Society, Usher Board and was Chairperson for the Kitchen Committee .She attended J. D. Thompson High School in Cottage, Grove Alabama.

She gained her angelic wings on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Lloyd Royal, Jessie Royal and William Royal.  Three sisters: Verilla Mae Golden, Sarah Owens and Ida Mae Reynolds.

Bettye and W. C. Holley were united in Holy Matrimony and to this union five children were born: 

She leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Rev. Wilson C. Holley (Oletha) of Dothan, AL; Sonya K. Thompson (Lorenzo) of Tuscaloosa, AL; Terrance K. Holley (Angela) and Rhonda Y. Johnson (Wallace) both of  Alexander City, AL; and Travis  A. Holley (Patrice) of Columbus, Ohio.

Two brothers: Bobby M. Royal (Shirley) of Eclectic, Alabama, James Royal of Des Moines, Iowa, like a sister, Polly Ann Hall.

Grandchildren: Keith, Kim, Jai, Shania, Shanice, Shania A. Gary, Warren, Tiara, Darius, Chantel and Aundreaz.

Great grandchildren: Kennedy, Ethan, Eden, Chyauna, Channce, Jordyn and Brynlee.

A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law, Arvetta Royal, other relatives and friends.

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November 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Armour's Memorial Chapel
1465 N. Central Avenue
Alexander City, Alabama 35010

Funeral Service
November 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Armour's Memorial Chapel
1465 N. Central Avenue
Alexander City, Alabama 35010

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