OBITUARY

Betty Jean McMullen Johnson

May 10, 1929January 16, 2020
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Betty Jean (Elizabeth Eugenia) McMullen Johnson went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Largo Florida. Betty Jean is a descendent of one of Pinellas County‘s founding families. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Steve) Porter, Bonnie (George) Henry, Barbara (Steve) Ledford, and Becky (Jesse) Smith, as well as 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Anthony James “Jimmy” Johnson, and her 11 brothers and sisters.

Known to friends and family as Betty Jean, she was the youngest daughter of 12 children born to John Ramage McMullen and Alice Jane Waterson McMullen in Largo, Florida on May 10, 1929. Though a few years she worked outside the home, she dedicated the majority of her life to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. They made their home in Largo, Florida on Lake Seminole amid her extended family and built a life full of laughter and adventure with their girls, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is remembered fondly for her love of thrift store and garage sale shopping, her gift of music, and was an accomplished bowler. She was also an active member of the Largo Historical Society and was dedicated to preserving local history and the name of McMullen family of which she was very proud. She never met a stranger and her laughter was infectious. She was full of jokes and quips and was always happiest when surrounded by her friends and family

A visitation will be held 10am Saturday, January 25, 2020, with funeral service to follow at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774. Interment will follow at Largo Municipal Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • John Ramage McMullen, Father (deceased)
  • Alice Jane Waterson McMullen, Mother (deceased)
  • Survived by; daughters, Brenda (Steve) Porter, Bonnie (George) Henry, Barbara (Steve) Ledford and Becky (Jesse) Smith
    11 grandchildren9 great grandchildren
    Many nieces and nephews.
    Pre-deceased by; her husband of 44 years, Anthony James “Jimmy” Johnson
    11 brothers and sisters.
  • DONATIONS

  • Care and Preservation of the McMullen Family Heritage, including the McMullen Log Cabin and/or Daniel McMullen Home at Heritage Village

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 25, 2020

Memories

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Barbara Heimlich

January 25, 2020

Where to begin... I don’t think I remember a time without Betty Jean. Her laughter, her always making you feel like family, hours spent going through family pictures and newspaper clippings. Her daughters have been more than friends, they are family. Brenda and I on crazy school trips, our kids being great friends. The lake front bon fires. The list is too long to make. She will be so missed. Loosing her was like loosing my own mom but her memory will always be there. I love you Brenda, Becky, Barbara and Bonnie. I my mind she stays alive.Barb Heimlich

Harriette Weller

January 22, 2020

It has been a joy to share Betty Jean's friendship for many years. I remember some wonderful times that Herbie and I spent with Betty Jean and Jimmy. She always had a great smile and was a blessing to all who knew her. God Bless her family and surround them with the loving knowledge that they will all be reunited.

Tammy Cobb-Bingham

January 22, 2020

Watching Aunt Betty making that perfect homemade donut!! And of course seeing how her eyes lite up when she laughed. See had much love for my parents Gordon and Sue Cobb !!! Now they can all laugh together !

Mary Jane Deas

January 21, 2020

We love you all and are holding your family up in prayer as you are giving your loved one Betty Jean a send off to her Heavenly Father there to never suffer again but will welcome all of us some day☝️🙋🏼

John Thurmond

January 21, 2020

Betty Jean Johnson was like a second Mother to me. The Johnson family took me into their home and welcomed me as if I were one of their own. Betty Jean taught me so much, and I will be forever grateful.
My condolences to her wonderful family.

With love,
John Thurmond

Greg and Jacci Daerr

January 19, 2020

Betty Jean will be missed. She had a good Sense of humor. Glad to
Have known her and her family.

Greg Daerr

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Biography

Betty Jean (Elizabeth Eugenia) McMullen Johnson went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Largo Florida. Betty Jean is a descendent of one of Pinellas County‘s founding families. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Steve) Porter, Bonnie (George) Henry, Barbara (Steve) Ledford, and Becky (Jesse) Smith, as well as 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Anthony James “Jimmy” Johnson, and her 11 brothers and sisters.

Known to friends and family as Betty Jean, she was the youngest daughter of 12 children born to John Ramage McMullen and Alice Jane Waterson McMullen in Largo, Florida on May 10, 1929.
Though a few years she worked outside the home, she dedicated the majority of her life to being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. They made their home in Largo, Florida on Lake Seminole amid her extended family and built a life full of laughter and adventure with their girls, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is remembered fondly for her love of thrift store and garage sale shopping, her gift of music, and was an accomplished bowler. She was also an active member of the Largo Historical Society and was dedicated to preserving local history and the name of McMullen family of which she was very proud. She never met a stranger and her laughter was infectious. She was full of jokes and quips and was always happiest when surrounded by her friends and family

A visitation will be held 10am Saturday, January 25, 2020, with funeral service to follow at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL 33774. Interment will follow at Largo Municipal Cemetery.