Betty Jean McCarty, faithful servant, was born March 13, 1931, in Barnett’s Creek, Kentucky to Ray and
Emerald Salyers. Betty was called to her heavenly home September 6, 2023, at the age of 92 at home
surrounded by her loving family. Her parent’s love and faith in God led Betty to accept Jesus Christ as
her Lord and Savior at a young age. Betty was the oldest of 8 siblings. From her humble beginning she
learned the value of family and hard work. In 1949 Betty met and married Bob Borders in Paintsville,
Kentucky, they had two children, Robert, and Patty. After Bob’s passing, Betty married David McCarty.
They moved to Oklahoma City to begin their life together. Following the birth of their daughter, Davina,
they moved to Mesquite, Texas and were blessed to share 60 years together before his passing in 2020.
Betty joined Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in 1964. Her love of God and passion for children led her to
teach 3rd grade Sunday school for 50 years. After serving at Shiloh Terrace, she followed her Pastor, Dr.
Dennis Hochgraber to Pathway’s Fellowship where she continued to teach children. At the time of her
passing Betty was a member of First Baptist Church of Mesquite. In Kentucky, Betty was a successful
businesswoman starting her first job at the age of 13 and going on to own her own grocery store in
Paintsville. Upon arriving in Mesquite, Texas, Betty began her 40-year career in the medical field. She
was president of PTA for the junior high school where her children attended. After retiring, she
volunteered, in the library, at Scottish Rite Children’s hospital. In Betty’s early 70s she went back to work
working for MISD as a Cross Guard at the elementary school. Betty’s love of children always shined in
her life. Betty’s interests was watching her beloved Dallas Cowboys win or lose and Kentucky Wildcat basketball. Nothing brought her more joy than supporting her 7 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren in their sporting events and school activities. Betty was always baking cookies for all of them. Her favorite title was “Granny.” Betty was known for her generosity and compassion for those less
fortunate by providing home cooked meals, clothing, toys, and candy for those young and old alike. Betty
enjoyed reading her Bible and sharing scriptures with family and friends. Philippians 2:3 says, “Do
nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourself.”
Betty was a testament to this verse as she lived out her life. Betty was predeceased by her parents, her
sister, Patty, her brothers, Bobby, Paul, Joe, Jack and Gary, husbands, Bob Borders and David McCarty,
son, Robert Borders. Betty is survived by her daughters, Pat (Danny) Moorman, Davina (Chris) Taylor,
daughter-in-law, Sherri Borders, grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Wright, Ryan (Christian) Moorman,
Matt (Shanda) Moorman, Patrick (Christina) Borders, Chris (Melissa) Borders, Allyssa (Ryan) Simons and Brandy (Rusty) Litchfield, and nineteen great-grandchildren, her brother, Bill (Sandy) Salyers, sisters in- law, Doris Salyers, Brenda Salyers, Shirley Salyers, Sue McCarty and a host of nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 11, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist
Church 127 E. Kimbrough Street, Mesquite, Texas. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday,
September 10th from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at Eastgate Funeral Home, 1910 Eastgate Drive, Garland, Texas.
Interment to follow at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Collective Hope the Betty McCarty Memorial Fund at www.collectivehope.net or mail to 6635 W. Happy
Valley Road, Suite A104-458, Glendale, AZ 85310. A non-profit organization that serves vulnerable
children in Nepal.
Ken & Suzanne Fleming September 09, 2023
Neighbors Mesquite , Texas
Betty and Dave were truly the best neighbors you could have ever asked for. We loved them dearly. Betty was the sweetest always bringing over treats for us and checking in on us. She loved taking to my granddaughter Claire who couldn't pronounce her name and called her "Miss Ghetti" when she went to talk to her. I'm going to miss our driveway talks. it's going to be lonely without you lovely Betty. Rest in peace. Suzanne Fleming