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Susan Ann Rose was born July 27, 1937, in Hattiesburg, MS, to Caro Rose and Susianna Green.
At the age of 6, Susan was moved to Chicago with some of her siblings. She worked at Curtiss
Candy Company in Chicago for 45 years. While at Curtiss Candy Company, she met Odell Betts,
Sr., and what started as carpooling transitioned into a blooming romance. Odell and Susan joined
in holy matrimony on July 6, 1961, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. They conceived Odell Betts, Jr.,
Anthony Betts, Regina Betts (Ellis), and Ventura Betts (Palmer) from that union.
Susan was a faithful believer in Jesus Christ and believed in the power of prayer. She lived by
the word and followed the Holy Spirit. While in Chicago, she served Christ under the leadership
of Reverend Dr. Johnnie Coleman, founder, and minister of Christ Universal Temple. After
relocating to Lafayette, IN, she served the Lord at Second Baptist Church, Word of Life
Fellowship Church, and Abundant Love Outreach. Although she had no distinctive favorite
scriptures, she lived by these two principles, “First, build your relationship with God, and he will
mold your earthly relationships” and “Forgive yourself first and then forgive others who did you
Susan was affectionally known as “Peaches,” and she touched hearts everywhere she went. She
was known for her impeccable sewing skills and was later recognized for her moist, delectable
pound cakes. Susan was known for praying with you, sharing scriptures, and dropping a blessing
to whomever and wherever she was; we are forever grateful for that.
She taught, “The I in You is not sorry because the I in you is perfect, and I didn’t bore no sorry
children.” When she wanted you to understand better the words coming out of your mouth, she
uttered, “I beg your pardon?” In a frustrated moment, she yelled, “Oh, Fiddlesticks!” When you
got something right, she said, “Got that right!”
Susan was transitioned into heavenly celebration on July 18, 2023.
She is preceded in death by ten siblings, her three daughter-in-laws Dionisia Betts, Lori Ann
Betts, and Kimberly Betts, and her grandson, Najee Palmer.
She leaves to cherish in her memory: her children, Odell Betts, Jr. (11 children, 11
grandchildren), Anthony Betts (Elita Betts) (5 children, 9 grandchildren), Regina Ellis (Sidney
Ellis) (2 children, 7 grandchildren) and Ventura Palmer (Sean Palmer) (3 children, 5
grandchildren) and beloved family and friends.
Friends may call on Saturday, July 29th, from 10am until time of service at 11:30 am in the funeral chapel at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Burial will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Cemetery.
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