OBITUARY

Bettye Jean "BJ" Lucas Afinowicz

November 4, 1932August 5, 2013

Bettye Jean “BJ” Afinowicz of Marlin entered into rest Monday, August 5, 2013 at the age of 80.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Rawls officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin on Friday, August 9, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

BJ was born November 4, 1932 in Marlin,Texas to Coleman and Constance Lucas. She was a lifelong resident of Marlin. In 1954 she married Leon David Afinowicz and together they raised 3 children. BJ worked for a period of time as a respiratory therapist. She loved to go camping and enjoyed crocheting and reading her Harlequin Romance novels. She is loved dearly and will be missed by many.

BJ was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leon who passed away in 1996; her sister, Wanda Nutt; and her brother, Jack Lucas.

Survivors include her sister, Linda Ethridge of Marshall; her children, Rhonda Downes and husband Gary; Rickey Afinowicz; Jackie Afinowicz and fiancé Tracy McGuire all of Marlin; Grandchildren, Brian Messman, Kelly Flaugher, Colby Downes, Christopher Afinowicz, Codey Afinowicz and Clayton Afinowicz; 4 Great Grandchildren and Daughter-In-Law, Wanda Grote, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Golden Years Nursing and Rehabilitation for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marlin Volunteer Fire Department.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, August 9, 2013
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Rev. Greg Knippa

August 12, 2013

My most heartfelt condolences for the family. It was my privilege and pleasure to serve as Bettye's hospice chaplain. She is a very dear lady. God's blessings for the family.

Shasta Bruce

August 9, 2013

BJ was an incredible, lovely, spunky-spirited woman.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I pray for you all to find peace and comfort within each other.

Debra Ratcliff

August 8, 2013

Ricky, Clayton, Chris and family,
Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time.
It is always hard to say goodbye to someone we love,
Jeff and I are thinking of you.
Sincerly,
Jeff and Debra Ratcliff

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