OBITUARY

Betty J Williams

January 19, 1937March 21, 2019
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Betty Jean Jennings Williams, age 82, of Morristown, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was a member of Morristown East Congregation, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Preceding her in death was her husband, Willie C. Williams Sr.; son, Shaun Marcus Williams; parents, Robert L. and Maida I. Jennings; and siblings, Robert Jennings, Jr., Gerald A. Jennings, and Gwendolyn June Jennings. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Willie C. and Renee Williams of Geneva, IL; very special and devoted granddaughter, Jasmine J. Williams of Geneva, IL; sisters, Aljonette (Charles) Jackson of Spruce Pine, NC and Silvia Thompson of Morristown; devoted niece, Tracey Thompson Kyle of Morristown; special cousins, Mary Lee Astin of Atlanta, GA and Audrey Brooks of Oak Ridge; and sister-in-law, Birda-Kate Harrison of Atlanta, GA. Betty also leaves to cherish her memory a host of loving cousins, nieces, and nephews, as well as the staff at Heritage Rehabilitation. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Dan Trinco officiating. Committal service will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be James J. Thompson, Jr., R. Michael Jennings, Michael Villeda, Stanley Hampton, Larry Hampton, Anthony Kyle, Chad Hembree, and Scott Brooks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Committal Service following Funeral Service Saturday, March 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

Betty J Williams

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Kenneth Harrison

March 26, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My memories of my aunt Betty will always be with me, I wish you healing and peace surrounded by much love. ( Kenneth & janice )

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Going out

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Next to the Patuxent in D.C.

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Car photo

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Going out in Morristown

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Working in Georgetown

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Working in Georgetown

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Graduation Celebration with Shaun

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On a date with Clifford

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High School Graudation 1956

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Going out

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Next to the Patuxent in D.C.

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Car photo

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Going out in Morristown

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Working in Georgetown

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Working in Georgetown

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Graduation Celebration with Shaun

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On a date with Clifford

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High School Graudation 1956

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Mary visiting with Betty in D.C. taking care of Willie Jr.

Biography

Betty Jean Williams was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Betty will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

She was the daughter of Robert L. and Maida Jennings. Betty grew up in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

Betty was raised with five siblings. She had three sisters, Gwendolyn, Aljonette, and Silvia, and two brothers, Robert Jr. and Gerald. Betty was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

As a young girl, Betty had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Betty was an active child who took part in hide and go seek. To Betty, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

A typical teenager, Betty had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Morristown College High School in 1956. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was cosmetology. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Ethel Walker.

Betty enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Betty was able to manage the balancing act. She attended Morristown Normal and Industrial College. She earned her certification as a cosmetologist from the State of Tennessee.

Betty worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Betty was blessed with two children, Willie Jr. and Shaun. Another blessing for Betty was the gift of one granddaughter, Jasmine Janae.

Fortunately, Betty enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Betty worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was a teacher’s aide. She was employed for 25 years in the Prince Georges County Maryland School System. Betty always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

Betty enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were ceramic pottery. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Betty found pleasure in sports. Recreational sports included bowling. Betty was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were football.

Throughout her life, Betty was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout her later years, Betty was an active member of the Sidwell Friends School PTA.

Betty was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. So it is little wonder that she took an active role in her community, serving on committees for the Glenarden Town Civic Committee.

Betty’s faith was important to her. She was a member of the Morristown East Congregation Kingdom Hall. During that time, she was involved in the Morristown East Congregation Kingdom Hall Field Service.

Though she never set out to gain individual recognition, Betty was given accolades for her many and varied accomplishments throughout her life. Some of her most prestigious awards included the Prince Georges County Maryland PTA Outstanding Service Award.

Betty enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included going to Chesapeake Bay Beaches.

Betty was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Sarge, a Chihuahua. They were best friends for three years.

When Betty’s retirement finally arrived in 1997, she was well prepared. Her new life involved relocating to Morristown, Tennessee. In retirement, she found new pleasure in traveling to Florida. Even in retirement, Betty continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Betty was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

Betty passed away on March 21, 2019 at Morristown Hamblen Health Care Systems from a heart attack. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Willie C. and Renee Williams; very special and devoted granddaughter, Jasmine J. Williams; sisters, Aljonette (Charles) Jackson and Silvia Thompson; devoted niece, Tracey Thompson Kyle; special cousins, Mary Lee Astin and Audrey Brooks; and sister-in-law, Birda-Kate Harrison. Betty also leaves to cherish her memory a host of loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Services were held at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Betty was laid to rest in Hamblen Memory Gardens.

Simply stated, Betty was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Betty leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Betty Jean Williams.