Betty Register Steele

Betty Jean Register Steele died July 26, 2018, in Houston, Texas, after a nearly 20-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.    Betty was born February 8, 1930, in Dixie Community, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  She was the daughter of Joseph Harvey Register and Bettie Patrick Register of the Dixie Community.  She grew up in Dixie and attended Forrest County Agricultural High School and Mississippi Southern College.

Betty moved to Houston, Texas in 1968.  She worked in the accounting department for several companies over the years and retired in 1988 after a serious illness.  She loved to garden, sew, play bridge and cook for her family.  Betty was a wonderful mother and grandmother.   Her grandchildren referred to her as Honey.  She was totally devoted to her family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Doris Bush and Lera Register, and nephew, Harvey Hogan. 
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Steele Smart, of Sugar Land, Texas, her son-in-law, Tom, grandson, Matthew Smart, and wife, Emily, granddaughter, Sarah Smart Torres and husband, Alberto, great granddaughters, Riley Smart, Charley Smart and Kamila Torres, nephews, Joe Bush, Mark Hogan, David Hogan and niece, Missy Hogan Sumrall. 


A graveside service will be held at Mineral Springs Cemetery on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.