Betty Jo Batey
After a brief illness, Betty Jo (Michael) Batey went home to her Lord and Savior shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
She was born in Washington, D.C., on January 10, 1942, the daughter of Charles Weldon and Nannie Mae (Terry) Michael.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gordon Phillip Batey; son, Michael Kevin Batey and his wife, Margaret; daughter, Jo Anna Weaver and her husband, Jered; one sister, Janet Michael Good; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She has two granddaughters that she dearly loved, Kristen Anne and Kayli Anne Weaver.
Betty Jo graduated from North River High School and Madison College. She loved children and taught school for many years in Augusta County at Churchville Elementary, Ft. Defiance High School and S. Gordon Stewart Middle School. Since retirement, she had substituted at Grace Christian School, The Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents and in the VIEW program offered by the Department of Social Services at the Augusta County Government Center.
Betty Jo was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Staunton Virginia. She served her Lord teaching 4th grade Sunday School, AWANA and Junior Church.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 208 South Main Street, Bridgewater, Virginia, prior to memorial service to be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011, by Pastors Randy Spencer, Bobby Campbell and Radar Odgen.
Friends are welcome at the home any time.
Pallbearers will be James Sensabaugh, Tony Groah, Mike Hagensaker, Mark Protil, Jim Jones and Roger Jarrell. Honorary pallbearers will be men from the Adult Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Mt. Solon, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Spiritual Success Institute, 210 N. Beacon St., Greenville, SC 29609.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.