She was born April 18, 1931, in Derby, VA to the late Ronald and Nell Flanary. Betty spent most of her life in Kingsport but lived in Oak Ridge, TN for several years.
She was a fun loving lady who possessed an amazing creative spirit. She was always involved in some type of project. Betty enjoyed antiquing, playing the piano, refinishing furniture and cutting gem stones.
She was a graduate of Fassifern School in Hendersonville, NC and following graduation from U-T, Knoxville she worked at Eastman Chemical Company in the Research Department and later sold real estate in Kingsport.
Betty was a lady of faith, a student of the Scriptures and long-time member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church. She was also a member of The Virginia Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Don Isley; aunt, Claudia Bright.
Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Thomas Isley (Hope Fields Isley); daughter, Donna Isley Mason; former son-in-law, George Mason; grandson, Griffin Mason; uncle, Hagan Bright; cousin, Richard Bright.
A Memorial Service will be conducted Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 5:00 pm in the chapel of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services. Rev. Jack Weikel will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
A private Inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Mausoleum II.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Music Ministry of First Broad Street United Methodist Church, 100 East Church Circle, Kingsport, TN 37660.
The family extends their sincere gratitude to the staffs at Preston Place Suites and Asbury at Home and special care-givers, Debbie Brummett, Tammy Fisher, Carolyn Roberts, Felicia McKee and Jamie Cox for their compassionate care of our mother.
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The care of Betty Jean Isley and her family has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.