Betty Mae Ansink

May 23, 1925July 8, 2019

Betty Stone Russell Ansink went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2019. A celebration of her life will be held at Saint Simons Christian Renewal Church on Saturday, July 13th at 11:00am. Betty requests that those attending wear bright and casual clothing in memory of Betty’s usual attire and come planning to share memories of her with her family. The daughter of Mayme Spann O’Neal and George Ibert of New York City, Betty was born on May 23, 1925. She was raised by her grandparents, Meleta and Ervin Stone in Beaumont, Texas. Betty is survived by her sister, Martha Thigpen, and her two children, David Thigpen and Peggy Ricketts (Jim). In 1950, Betty married Whit Henry Russell and is survived by her three children, Susie Russell Arnold (Tom), Skip Russell (Peggy), Katy Russell Czaikowski (Mike), five grandchildren, Catherine Arnold, Sarah Russell Helder (Cam), Whit Russell (Emily), Susan Czaikowski (Greg), Richard Czaikowski, and two great-grandchildren, Calvin and Russell Helder. Betty was married to John Olin Ansink who passed away in 2010. John had four children, Kathy Don, Elizabeth Johnson (Chuck), John Ansink (LuAnn), David Ansink (Catherine), eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Betty and John loved traveling to visit their children and grandchildren. Betty retired from the Camp LeJeune Dependents School System in 1982 and was always active in her church, the Walk to Emmaus, Skylark, the Good News Club, and Centered for Life. She took part in numerous Bible studies and was a prayer warrior for many people throughout the community. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Skylark or The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. Betty and her family would like to thank her caregivers, Ellen McBride, Sandy Lane, Shetoria Jaudon, Laticia Roberson, Susan Adams, and Kym Shafer, the staff at Magnolia Manor, and her physician, Dr. James Heery. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019


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Pam Brown

July 15, 2019

I’ll never forget Mrs Betty’s support and prayers she always gave me and my family during challenging times. She was a precious, giving soul. I know she is rejoicing in heaven with her Lord. Love you always Mrs Betty. ❤️