Bettie Thomas

March 29, 1950November 10, 2021

Bettie Jean Thomas was born March 29, 1950 in Pace, Mississippi to the union of the late Jimmie Lee and Dorothy Mae Thomas. Bettie was one of seven children born to this union preceding her in death are her brothers Walter and Gregory Thomas. Bettie was the third eldest child of her parents. She was affectionately called “Bet” by many of her siblings and family members.

Bettie and her family moved from Mississippi to Detroit, MI in 1952. She attended Detroit Public Schools and graduated from Eastern High School in June 1968. She completed training at Detroit Business Institute for punch boarding. She also attended Wayne State University and Baker College for medical billing coding. She met Michael Wilson in 1970 and they were united in matrimony September 17, 1971, and together had three children of their own: Tiffany, Zakiyyah and Sayyda. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife. Bettie was employed as a medical biller for over 35 years, twenty-three years of service with Providence Hospital. During retirement she continued to work for Grosse Pointe Public schools in the cafeteria and housekeeping departments. She loved the kids and would often pay for their lunches or snacks out her own pocket if they did not have money.

Bettie was a mother to everyone and those whom she loved she took care of, whether it was family, friends, or her children’s friends. Because Bettie cared for everyone, she chastised with love and ruled with an iron fist. To know her was to love her and we all love “Bet”.

Bettie departed this life on November 10, 2021. She leaves to cherish her memories: her children Tiffany Mitchell (Kevin), Zakiyyah Omar (Hosia) and Sayyda Jemison (Curtis). Grandchildren Omari Mitchell, Amina Mitchell, Layla Humphrey, Marcel Davis III and Bentley (Grand dog). Siblings Earl Thomas (Yvonne), Audrey Stafford, Linda A’ve, and Larry Thomas. And one aunt Willa Mae Grant. And a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021


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Priscilla Pinelton

November 19, 2021

When the family moved to Hartwell Street,
We immediately became friends. She was like a sister to me. BET, Introduced me to her family and we remain close until she moved from Hartwell
The last time I visited Detroit. I was with her. Her mother and her daughter. Betty will always have a place in my ❤. Take your rest. You will be missed.
Priscilla Pinelton Dallas, Texas

Tiffany Mitchell

November 19, 2021

My last mother's day with my mom May 2021. It is now a bitter sweet memory.

For me and my sisters she was our warrior. She did everything she could for us even without us asking. She loved her three girls, her grandkids, parents and so many others.

She endured so much and persevered. THANK YOU for being my mom.

Love always

Tip (your executive assistant)

Nina Bibb

November 18, 2021

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. with our love and deepest sympathy as we remember “bet” we will always cherish the beautiful memories.🙏🏽🙏🏽

Della Wilson

November 18, 2021

So many memories. May your soul have eternal peace.
Love Della Reese

Danielle Wilson

November 17, 2021

Auntie and I. Thank you for all that you’ve done and taught me. No more pain, no more suffering. You are free. Rest peacefully. Love Danielle

Golden ‘Goldie’ Thomas

November 16, 2021

The struggle is over Sis you fought the good fight and God saw you were tired and called you home. John 14🙏🏾
You will forever be in my heart with fond memories of times we shared throughout the years. Your kindness, sweet, and easy going personality will always embrace my memories of you. You have gained your heavenly wings to now soar with the angels In Gods heavenly kingdom. May God bless, comfort and strengthen all those who loved and cherished you for the strong, beautiful woman you are🙏🏾❤️

Sayyda Jemison

November 16, 2021

The greatest mother a daughter could ask for. I love you! And so does your little boy (Mar

Debra Hooks

November 16, 2021

Layla Humphrey

November 16, 2021

my granny♥️♥️♥️