Betty Gail Callis Gibson

Betty Gail Callis Gibson, 63, passed away September 3rd, 2021.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Virginia Callis and father, William Edward Callis; son, Timothy William Brandt; daughter, Kristina Nicole Brandt Warren.

She is survived by sister, Sandra Lee Callis Turek; brother, David Wayne Callis (Sheila); daughter, Melissa Ann Brandt Phillips; son, Anthony Wayne Brandt (Liza); nephews, Austin Turek and Matthew Turek; grandchildren, Chase McClain, Zachary Smith, Haley Brandt, Adrianna Warren, Kingston Warren, Candice Harmon, Paisley Bryant, River Brandt and Montana Brandt.

Betty was born on June 14th, 1958 in Petersburg, Virginia. She moved to Tennessee in 1992 with her family and lived there since. She graduated from Petersburg High School and studied at John Tyler Community College. She was employed at Action Antique Barn in Sevierville, Tennessee. Betty was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her greatest joy in life was her family and friends. She was loved and cherished by all her family and friends. Betty was an amazing woman that touched any life she came in contact with. She was a kind and caring person that will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A celebration of life will be held in her honor, both in-person and virtual.

Posted in Obituaries.


  1. I have only known Betty for 10-12 years but I know she was always a sincere and caring person. She had faced tragedies with boldness and never let her love for the Lord waver. May the memories of the beautiful life she lived bring comfort in the days ahead.

  2. I have known Betty for a good portion of my life as we were in Elementary classes and later graduated from High School together. Lots of memories. I am so glad that she and I reconnected on Facebook a few years ago and were able to catch up on life.
    My thoughts and most importantly my prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

  3. I went to school with Betty since Elementary days. We were the class of 76. She was a great person. I admired the way she was able to go through so much tragedy with Grace.

  4. I worked with Betty here in Petersburg and she was a wonderful friend. We just recently re-connected on FB and I was so glad we did. I know she cherished her family above all else. May she Rest In Peace.

  5. Betty and I started our friendship as pen pals when we were in our mid teens. Our birthdays were only a few days apart and we shared many stories , dreams and hopes across the miles . We wrote for many years , she married and had two beautiful children who she adored and I too married and as our lives changed along the way we slowly lost touch . Many miles and years have separated us but I often tried on social media to trace Betty but unfortunately without any success .
    Then around four years ago we found each other again . Both our families had grown and there were more children and grandchildren too . We had so much to share with each other again.
    By the grace of God we were in each other’s lives again .
    Betty was a wonderful woman with a strength that was only to be admired . She was faithful in all she did and loyal and loving and totally devoted to her family and friends. She was inspiring and kind .
    She will be missed so much . But she is home now again in heaven and she so deserves this peace .
    Until we meet again dear Betty …. the light you have left in this world will glow in our hearts !
    I am blessed to have had you as my friend.

  6. Betty was a sweet and loving person and classmate. May she rest in peace. I am very sorry for your loss of this great lady.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .May God strengthen and comfort you, God bless you all. Our deepest sympathy, James& Robin Trent and Family

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