FOSTER, Mrs. Betty Jean "BJ," passed away Friday, February 8, 2013, brought on by Dementia. Betty Jean was born February 23, 1933 in Fort Meade, Florida. She was 79. BJ came to Lakeland from Luxahatchee, Florida in 1953 and was a member of Gapway Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Boatwright and Malpha Walker; and her brother, W. C. Jenkins. BJ is survived by her husband, Raeburn C. Foster; daughter, Brenda Jean (Jackie) McNabb; son, Robert Wayne (Lila) Foster; and brother, Jimmie (Robbie) Boatwright all of Lakeland; 6 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Gapway Baptist Church, with a funeral at 11 a.m. Interment at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Good Shepherd Hospice.
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Published in TBO.com on Feb. 10, 2013