Betty Ann Satchell

October 17, 1939 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 80)


Betty Ann Morris Satchell was born on October 17, 1939 in Berlin, MD to the late Annie Quillen Morris and Harry Dean Morris, Sr. She departed this life on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Delaware Hospice in Milford, DE.

Betty was educated in the public schools of Worcester County, MD.  She began her Christian education as a young child at St. Paul United Methodist Church, in Berlin MD.  Later in her adult life, Betty attended and worshipped at Pentecostal Prayer Room in Millsboro, DE.  She was a faithful worker and enjoyed being an Usher and Deaconess at the Church.  She had a special phrase “In the name of Jesus” she would always love to say.

In her early years, Betty was employed as a line worker at H&H Poultry in Selbyville, DE.  Then she was employed by Townsend Poultry in Millsboro, DE for a number of years until she retired.  She also loved and cared for her many grandchildren when needed.  She was a devoted wife and mother to her children and grandchildren and enjoyed sharing her Christian faith and love.

Early in her adult life, Betty was married to James Fason Purnell and out of this union there were four children: James (Sadie) Purnell of Millsboro, DE, Lisa Purnell of Dagsboro, DE, Gernie (Mary) Purnell of Seaford, DE, and Linda (Larry) Davis of Millsboro, DE.  Later in life she met and married Noble Satchell Jr. in 1973 and was married for 39 years. Out of this union there was one child:  Floretta (Glen) Singleton, of Ellendale, DE.  Betty also was blessed with grandsons, Stacy (Yolanda) Cephas, of Ellenwood GA, James Jr. of Millsboro, DE, Jeremiah Purnell of Millsboro, DE, Gernie (Lassandra)  Purnell Jr. of California, and Glenn Singleton Jr. of New Castle, DE: granddaughters, Francine (Edwin) Handy-Whitehead of Baltimore, MD, Dianna Purnell  of Baltimore, MD, Nicole Purnell of Millsboro, DE, Chaneca (Dion) Stevens of Georgetown, DE,  Rosheena (Brandon) Fulton of Lewis DE, Kinesics Purnell of Virginia Beach, VA, Tysonya (Pierce) Deshields of Smyrna, DE,  Larisha (Joseph) Hicks of Bear, DE, and Glenda Singleton of Ellendale, DE and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Three brothers and two sisters survive her; Richard Morris of Baltimore, MD; Nathaniel (Juanita) Morris Sr. of Berlin, MD; Daniel (Carolyn) Morris of Slaughter Neck, De; Arnita Harris of Dagsboro, DE; Vanessa (Gregory) Purnell of Berlin, MD and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two Brothers Harry D. Morris Jr. and Dale Morris, Sr., two sisters Peggy Morris and Kathleen Smith, and one grandson Keyshawn Purnell.


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