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Mrs. Betty J Christeson

September 24, 1928November 8, 2020

Betty Jean Christeson Greenville, SC

Betty Jean Christeson, 92, of Greenville, South Carolina, wife of the late John Hoke Christeson, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her home.

Born in Leesburg, Florida, she was a daughter of the late James and Alice Rountree. She received her Master’s in Nursing from Clemson University, Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina and Doctorate in Education from NOVA University. Betty was a nurse for 20 years, and then went on to teach nursing at Greenville Technical College for 26 years. After her retirement, she tutored many nursing students. She was very attentive to the elderly, donating to various nursing homes. She was a very generous and giving person who always put others, especially her children first. She was a member of First Baptist Greenville.

Surviving are two sons, James Christeson of Greenville, and Robert Christeson of Greer; a daughter, Susan Collins (Michael) of Simpsonville; two grandchildren, Rory Case of Simpsonville and Sarah Case of Greenville; one great-grandson, Pharaoh Downs; and one sister Juanita Ridenhour of Fayetteville, Georgia.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Lois English and Verna Thomas; and four brothers, Jim Rountree, Sam Rountree, El Rountree, and Jack Rountree.

The family will hold a private service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

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