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Betty Lindley

November 27, 1939 — September 24, 2022


Betty Kay Lindley, 82, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 24, 2022, at Carillon Nursing Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Kay was born on November 27, 1939, in Meridian, Mississippi to Charles Blackwell Henson and Emma Fern Massengale. Kay graduated from Meridian High School in 1957.

Soon after graduating from High School, Kay married Charles M. Craven, eventually moving to Houston, Texas where they were blessed with two sons, Stephen Michael and Mark Douglas.  In 1967, Kay married Jimmy C. Lindley of Houston, Texas and then relocated to San Antonio, Texas where they welcomed their daughter, Laurel Ann. Kay and Jim eventually settled in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1973, owning and operating several successful restaurants, including The Filling Station, an innovative-themed eatery that was ahead of its time. In 1979, Kay and Jim welcomed their second daughter, Lisa Kay, shortly after which they relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas and settled permanently. Kay worked for many years for Spohn Hospital before eventually joining Jim in running the printing company they founded - Creative Business Forms. She continued to manage their business for years after Jim’s death in 2015 and was a beloved and respected business owner in Corpus Christi.

The turning point in Kay’s life occurred after she responded to the gospel in 1972 and became a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Over the years, Kay grew in grace and wisdom and became the spring through which God would pour out His grace upon her husband, her children, her stepchildren, and her many grandchildren. This “family of faith” is Kay’s living testimony to her faith in God and will be for generations to come. Kay died in the real and firm hope of Christ and peacefully awaits her resurrection when Jesus returns, and sin and death are no more! It is with this same hope that we who are in Christ look forward to seeing her again in glory.

Kay was a faithful member of City Church in Corpus Christi where she had many friends whom she loved, with whom she served, and with whom she shared life as brothers and sisters in Christ. She devoted her time and energy to many individuals and causes over the years, as a Casa volunteer, a Bible study leader, a mentor to women in recovery, to disaffected families and particularly to children, whom she regularly “adopted” and brought to church. She loved family, friendship and laughter and lived a joyful and abundant life. She was a friend and encourager to all and a spiritual mentor to many. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, Jim and grandson Danny. She is survived by her older brother, Charlie; her sons, Michael (Carol) and Mark (Berna); her daughters, Laurel (Jerry) and Lisa (Peter); her stepchildren, Kerry, Jay (Michelle), and Steve (Wendy); her grandchildren, Tyler, Catherine, Maddie, Sylvia, Lena, Ashleigh, Lizzie, Caroline, Christian, Levi, Cora, Emerson, Kristen, Jimmy, Lindsey and seven great grandchildren.

There will be a service to celebrate her life and faith on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at City Church, Corpus Christi, Texas at 2pm.

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Saturday, November 5, 2022

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