Betty Ann Tribue Muhammad Sunday, November 25, 1945 - Sunday, July 30, 2017
Betty was born November 25th 1945 to the late Alexander “Cab” an Louise Calloway. She was the seventh child of fourteen children. While living in Amarillo, Texas, she attended and graduated from Carver High School, and later attended Amarillo College. Later she transferred to Emporia State Teachers College in Emporia, Ks. She also attended Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo. While continuing her education, she studied at Webster University receiving a Masters degree in Counseling. Full of life, love and laughter, Betty had a great personality, a beautiful smile, a warm, friendly, caring, nurturing spirit that was unforgettable to many, friends and family whose lives she touched. Her bubbling personality and beautiful smile launched a modeling career while attending the Josette School of Charm and Modeling. She proudly talked about being one of the Josette Models selected on go tour to Paris France. Betty was very resourceful while often volunteering to be an active participant in special events and community service projects. Her most recent assignment was researching and organizing a team of community volunteers who were interested in doing a documentary on historical Martin Luther King Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Betty’s professional careers and employment varied. She was employed by Sprint for more than 10 years; then went to the education profession which which she really loved. She helped shape young minds believing that all children are gifted and can learn. She gave young and special needs students a different view of the world and promoted different forms of expression that conveyed a message of high or positive expectations for student success. “You can be anything you want to be. “. Students, parents, teachers in many ways applauded, appreciated, recognized and thanked her for having that expectation of those whose lives she touched and greatly influenced. The two most important groups of people, as for as young people are concerned, are concerned are parents and teachers. Betty’s present employment was with the Kansas City Missouri District PAT Parents as Teachers which is an evidence-based home visiting model and parent education support program that partners with parents to help ensure their children are healthy and ready to succeed in school and life. Betty’s other accomplishments included but not limited to the following; Director of the Adult Education Program Swope Upper Room Community Activist Self-employed business entrepreneur Master cook and baker Focused on health and wellness Enjoyed line dancing under the Instructor Ms. Gee Gee Singer, Soloist and music appreciation A time of departure; Sunday, July 30, 2017. God called her to rest in His arms. She was preceded in death by her parents Alexander” Cab” and Louise Calloway, a brother, Alexander Calloway Jr. and her grandson, Jamal Epps. A time to cherish, she leaves behind many who will remember her life story. Son, James Tribue, grandchildren, JaMisha, Jelicia, Jada and Justin Tribue. Daughter, Ihdkwa Epps, grandchildren, Samiyyah Epps, Kamari Murray. Kamiya Murray. Son, Yusef Tribue, Grandchildren, Yusef II, Jarell, Jamal, Shakiyla, Nalij, Noble, Genesis Onur and, Brothers, Saul Calloway, Autrey Calloway, Benny Calloway,Calvin Calloway and John Calloway. Sisters, Ima Denmon, May Caldwell, Barbara Kimbrel, Mary Price, brother-in-law, Eddie Price, Marilyn Cunningham, brother-in-law, Dennis Cunningham, Mary Calloway and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family and dear friends. Betty’s legacy will last fondly in the memories of the many lives she touched. We give reverence to the dead through our service to the living.