Betty Ray Duffey


Betty Ray Duffey, was born on August 14, 1946, to the union of Edgar Childs and Lenora (Armstrong) Childs in Ore City, Texas.  She attended Carver High School and moved to Dallas, Texas in the early 60’s. 


Ms. Duffey married Billy Clyde Duffey, and to that union, two sons were born, Vincent Edward Duffey and Billy Clyde Duffey,  Jr. Later in life, she married Leo Bionion who preceded her in death.

After retirement from Jefferson Smurfit Paper Company,


Betty worked many years for the Dallas County Independent School District as a crossing guard for  the remainder of her working years. 


Betty faithfully worked on the Usher Board at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church until her illness no longer permitted.


She is preceded in death by her mother and father, brothers; Eugene Childs, Edgar Cliff Childs, J.C. Childs, John Henry Childs, Curtis Grady Childs, Paul Henry Childs, David Allen Childs.


She leaves to cherish her memory, Vincent Duffey and Billy Duffey, Jr.; granddaughter, Phylicia Bagley; two great-grandchildren;  her sister, Mollie (Childs) Butler; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Betty loved to dance and had a beautiful smile. 

We will truly miss you!