Betty Jo Holbert

January 24, 1939October 15, 2020

Betty Jo Holbert of Decatur, Alabama went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2020. A private family graveside service will be on Monday, October 19, 2020. She is survived by her sister, Judy Cook (Larry); daughters, Deborah Stripling (John), Kathy Barbee (Tim), Jo Spurlin (Bryan); sons, Michael Holbert (April) and Jack Holbert (Gail); seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, William B. Holbert; mother, Sadie Rylant; father, Fred Ecton Rylant; brothers, Fred Rylant Jr., Bobby Berryhill, and Billy Berryhill. She worked in retail most of her life at the Hills, Castner Knott, and Maison Morgan. Her last employment was at Decatur Optical, where she designed and set up fashion displays. She considered the beach her second home, spending those valuable times with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved to work with the Priceville Band Boosters raising money to establish Priceville’s first marching band. She also love Auburn Football, going to games, tailgating and in the later years cheering for them on TV. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make a donation to your favorite charity. Pallbearers: Josh Barbee, Jason Barbee, Sean Spurlin, Neal Perez, Tobie Lunn, and Chris Cook.


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Janet Hale

October 19, 2020

To All of Betty Jo’s Family,
I am sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother, I thought the world of her, I loved her very much. I have many great memories of Betty over the years I have known her. Please know you all are in my prayers and thoughts today and in the weeks and months to come.

Love to all,

Jen Lamey Bartlett and Rob Bartlett

October 19, 2020

Mike & April,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Your entire family will be in our prayers in the days ahead.

For the Master,
Jen & Rob

Janet Thompson

October 18, 2020

Holbert Children, I'm so very sorry to hear about Betty. She was such a sweet and pretty lady. I always enjoyed the times we were together as we shared 2 of the same grandchildren, Abbie and Anna. My deepest symphathy and prayers for all of you.

Greerlyn Stroupe

October 18, 2020

Gail I am very sorry to read of your mother-in-law’s passing. May God bless the entire Holbert family with His comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Deborah Reese

October 18, 2020

I’m so sorry about the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful lady. Always smiling when I had the opportunity to see her. All of you are in my prayers.

Dana Larsen

October 16, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. Mrs. Betty was such a wonderful neighbor to me and Hunter for so many years. Praying for you all during this difficult time. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Debbie Cole

October 16, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Shirley Norris

October 16, 2020

To ALL Mrs. Holbert's Children:

Tom & I were SO sorry to hear about Ms. Betty's passing. We know she will be missed by you and many friends.

She ALWAYS had a smile and greeted you with a loving spirit!

I remember the Surprise 17th Birthday Party for Gurley and Me at her previous home in Trinity MANY YEARS AGO given by Kathy and Deborah! I'll ALWAYS cherish that memory!! =) =)

Your Family will be in our prayers, Shirley Stewart Norris & Tom


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