Betty Ann Hicks McElhaney, 81, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at Merit Health Central hospital in Jackson,MS. Betty was born in Memphis, TN on September 29,1939. She was a member of Coldwater First Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Felix Thomas McElhaney , her parents Herman & Willie Lea Hicks, her brother Herman Franklin Hicks, and her sister, Norma Lindsey. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons David McElhaney (Janet) ; Glenn McElhaney (Kay) both of Senatobia; her daughters Patt Bien (Glenn) of Truman, AR and Leanna Flores (Ruben) of Independence, MS. Her grandchildren Emily Bien Hatchell, Nathan Bien, Michael Guy, Cale Johnson, Kacey Johnson Hicks, Megann Jenkins , Craig Johnson and Eddie Looney; her great grandchildren Simon Felix Bien, Alice Rose Bien and Walter Glenn Bien . Betty went back to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated in 1979 from Northwest MS Community College with her Associates Degree in Nursing at the age of 40. She worked as an RN for 29 years & retired in 2008. Betty was laid to rest on March 2, 2021, at a graveside service at Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater,MS.