Betty Dulaney Obituary, Death – Betty Jo Dulaney was a member of the Community Foundation’s board of directors in the past, and we are unable to find any solace in the fact that she has passed away. During this trying time, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her husband, William Dulaney. Please accept our condolences. Betty Jo was honored for her accomplishments at the Margaret Maddox Woman of the Year Gala that took place in 2015. This event took place in 2015. During the twenty years that Betty Jo spent giving her time as a volunteer, she made a substantial contribution to the development of educational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds in Tunica County.
Betty helped people either learn to read for the first time or improve their reading skills by using her leadership position at the Tunica Literary Council, which is one of the network agency partners of United Way. She did this by assisting people in either learning to read for the first time or improving their reading skills. She expanded the services to encompass children from birth all the way through kindergarten, which was a departure from the conventional conception of what a literacy council should be. Some of the services that are provided by the Council include tutoring at the recreation center for fire and disaster preparedness, family literacy workshops, Mother Read/Father Read programs, and pre-GED and GED skills classes, as well as literacy lessons.
Naturally, there is also a daycare that is open during the week for those who require it. As a direct result of her efforts with these children and teenagers, Tunica County in Mississippi was awarded the second-highest mark possible on the School Readiness test that year, placing it in second place overall in the state of Mississippi. Dulaney planned a reading program for convicts at the Tunica County Jail, and there are currently ten persons participating in the program. This was done so that Dulaney could communicate with a bigger number of people who live in Tunica County. In addition to this, she was the driving force behind the campaign known as “Dress for Success,” which assisted women in making acceptable clothing choices for job interviews. Betty Jo was motivated to continue teaching by the sight of former students who had gone on to achieve success and were making great changes in their lives.