ALBANY -- Betty Dean Sullivan, 73, of Albany, GA, died January 31, 2012 at Willson Hospice House. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Ronald R. Baxley and Melinda Andrew will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A native of Campbell, AR born to the late Wilburn C. and Bessie Mae Massey, Mrs. Sullivan had resided in the Albany area for the last forty one years, moving from Huntsville, AL. She was a caregiver and was employed by Albany Advocacy Resource Center. She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Eastman.

Survivors include a son, Danny C. Sullivan of Cordele, GA, three daughters, Brenda Belz of Albany, GA and Bobbie Joe Sullivan and Billie Jo Lawson both of Albany, GA, a brother, W.T Massey and his wife, Mary of Ft. Worth, TX, two sisters, Bobbie Childers of Falkville, AL and Patricia Mullins and her husband, Claude of Huntsville, Al, ten grandchildren, Michael Wayne Sullivan of Cordele, GA, Tyler Carroll Sullivan of Baconton, GA, Amber Beckman and her husband, Kris of Lee County, GA, Alyssa Lawson of Lee County, GA, Caleb Lawson of Albany, GA, Melody Fleming of Lee County, GA, Nicholas Peak of Putney, GA, David McNair and his wife, Sheika of Japan, Justin Belz and D.J. Belz both of Iowa and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday at Mathews Funeral Home.

The family is at the residence of Billie Jo Lawson, 2506 Schley Ave., Albany, GA, 31707.

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