November 3, 1935 - April 29, 2022
Betty Joyce Farrell Pelt, 86, went on to Glory early in the morning on April 29th, 2022.
She was born to J.C. and Georgia Farrell on November 3rd, 1935. A daughter of Oak Cliff, she followed her handsome older brother, John Farrell, through Peabody, Greiner, and Sunset where she was a majorette known for her dancing skills. It was there that she met the love of her life, Eddie Pelt. They were married in 1956, and they still danced to “Blueberry Hill” in our living room when my sister and I were kids. They were married almost 60 years when he passed.
She was also a life-long member of Cliff Temple Baptist Church. A devout Christian, she followed the true teachings of Jesus. She always rooted for the underdog, she voted for Jesse Jackson when he ran for president, and she was touching AIDS victims long before Princess Diana. While going through her things, I found a plaque honoring her “service, loyalty, and dedication” to AIDS Services of Dallas. She also dedicated many years to Cliff Temple Baptist Church’s community Care Center.
She loved animals, gardening, reading, watching sports, chocolate, potatoes, Jesus, and her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and his wife, Elnora Farrell, her husband, and her daughter, Georgia Pelt Polk. She is survived by her son, David Pelt of Dallas, her granddaughter, Amanda Polk of Austin, her son-in-law, Rodgell Polk of Ft. Worth, her nephew, Curt Farrell, and his son, Justin Farrell, her niece, Tammy Farrell Alexander and her husband, Michael Alexander of Rociada, NM, and her children George Shannon, Kevin Shannon, Thomas McKean, and John McKean, her nephew, Rick Trevino, and Godson John Paul Gibson, and her beloved puppy, Bandita, all of whom will miss her terribly. She was an inspiration and example to us all.