Betty MORROW (Slaughter)

Wednesday, January 10th, 1934 - Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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SLAUGHTER MORROW, Betty Louise departed this life June 27, 2020 with her daughter Jacqueline D. Ringer by her side, at Kindred Hospital. She was born January 10, 1934 to the late Samuel Slaughter and Corrine Lander Slaughter. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar H.S. in 1952. Ms. Betty was also preceded in death by husbands, Robert Williams, and Charlie Lee Morrow; sister, Patricia (James), Harper; daughter, Margaret Denise Williams; son, Samuel Anthony Morrow and great granddaughter, Imani Morrow. Survived by her daughter, Jacqueline D. Ringer; former son-in-law, Nick Ringer; grandchildren, Antoine Lamar (Aja) Morrow, Asia Danielle (Boubacar) Tinn, and Charles Anthony Morrow; niece, Pamela A. Rutledge; life-time friends and family, Loretta Williams of Detroit, MI, Joyce Kilgore “Mimi” and Nora Lee Allen; a host of other relatives and friends.

Betty Louise Slaughter Williams Morrow, a Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Auntie, Grandmother and Loving Big Mama, will always be remembered as the woman who loved children and what she did to save lives and souls. She was outspoken, strong, fair, firm and a consistent praying woman. Ms. Betty is what most of us called her, but a chosen few could call her “Mama’. Her children were very special to her. This Queen gave birth to three children, Margaret Denise Williams, Jacqueline Ringer and Samuel Anthony Morrow. Trust and believe her children were very spoiled and greatly loved.

Those of you who had the opportunity to touch her heart will always remember her whether it be negative or positive. She taught all her children to “save money, watch your money” and most of all “do not give your money away”. Her, children came first in her life.

Her look paralyzed your thoughts, body movements and fears. You as a person knew she did not play. Therefore you stopped doing what you were doing at once. People respected Ms. Betty. She never apologized for her words or actions. Some of us became so use to her ways that we started changing.

Ms. Betty taught the world what Motherhood and strong Black Women stood for. She always stressed independence and self-reliance. Ms. Betty spent her early years in West Carrollton and East Dayton. In the fourth grade, she enrolled in Willard School on the corner of Summit & Germantown. In the fall of 1946, she was enrolled at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School as a 7th grader and graduated in June of 1952. Ms. Betty was still attending the events for Dunbar High School with pride. She will forever be a proud Dunbar Wolverine!

In 1952, Robert Williams and Betty Slaughter were united in marriage. Her first job was at Good Samaritan Hospital and over the course of 57 years, Ms. Morrow worked for her father at the B & G Bar/Restaurant, Marguerite Barbecue Inn, Converted Bar and all three of the Sam’s Bar locations. Ms. Betty worked for the City of Dayton, Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Church as Secretary and Dayton Public Schools as a Paraprofessional at Meadowdale Senior High School. In 1961, Ms. Betty moved her family to 955 Burleigh Avenue where she became a neighborhood legend. Over 200 people spent the night at 955 Burleigh. A few people became part of the Burleigh Street Gang!! Most of them called Ms. Betty-- “Mama”, Grandmama, Big Mama or Sis. Now that the time has come, she leaves to mourn a host of children, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, classmates, neighbors, and loved ones. Ms. Betty gave her family and friends 86 years of love and understanding. She will truly be missed.

Funeral Service will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Clarence Davis, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Monday July 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. On-line condolences may also be sent to the family at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 2:30pm
    Thomas Funeral Home.
    4520 Salem Ave
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Clarence Davis
  • Interment

    Monday, July 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, July 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
    118 Woodland Ave
    Dayton, Ohio 45409
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Kimberly Martin Lewis

Posted at 02:12pm
My deepest condolences on the loss of Miss Betty. She was a beautiful woman who wasn't afraid to tell it like it is. Thank you Miss Betty for your words of wisdom and the love you had for all children. Keeping the family lifted in prayer and may she rest in eternal peace.--Kim Lewis

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Doris Starks

Posted at 11:18pm
The best times I remember with Ms. Betty is sitting at her house with her Daughter (Debbie ) just talking or when she would come to Debbie’s house. Ms. Betty, I 💕 you, my girls 💕 you and you will truly be. Missed.

Rickey Lindsey

Posted at 09:36pm
Hello family, my wife and I received the news here in North Carolina a few days ago. Our hearts are deeply saddened and wish we could be there with you. Although we won't be in Ohio physically during this period, our hearts and minds will be in total concert with yours. You are family and we love you! We were so looking forward to spending time with Betty at another Lindsey family reunion in Alabama. However, the good Lord had a different plan. His plan, was for her to reunite with her family in heaven...imagine that reunion. For my immediate Lindsey family, I thank God for allowing our paths to cross in Anniston, Alabama last year. Thank you God and thank you Jackie for making your mother's appearance happen. Please remember our deepest sympathy goes out to all family and friends of cousin.

Jerome Haney

Posted at 07:22am
I will always remember you and give thanks for the last few days that we spent together. I shall not forget that embrace and kiss that you gave me when we last saw each other. I know now that thou are and have always been in the hands of the living and loving God.

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