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Betty Ann Whitworth Williamson

1922 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Betty Ann Whitworth Williamson Obituary
Betty Ann Whitworth Williamson

Memphis, TN

Betty Ann Whitworth Williamson, passed on Tuesday, 18th of April, 2017 around 5 p.m., she was at peace in this world and ready to reunite with her loved ones in the next. She was 95.

Betty Ann was born on March 10, 1922 in Osceola, Arkansas. She attended the University of Tennessee where she was an Alpha Delta Pi and graduated with a degree in education in 1944. She married Francis Brodnax Williamson, Jr. in 1958, and became stepmother to Lee, Louise and Frank. She remained a Memphian throughout her life. She was a charter member of Independent Presbyterian Church.

She has continuously touched people's lives, both at her profession, as a home economics teacher for Oakhaven and Central High Schools in Memphis and throughout the community and her church. She retired from teaching in 1981.

Betty Ann was preceded in passing by parents, John and Mary Newman Whitworth; husband, F.B. (Son) Williamson, Jr.; son, Francis B. Williamson III; and grandson, V. B. Martin Hood.

She is survived by her brother, Joe Whitworth (Virginia) Camden, TN; daughters, Lee Hood (David) Long Beach, MS; Louise Thigpen (Willie) Middleton, TN; niece, Susan W. Dulin (David) Nashville, TN; nephews, John Whitworth (Vickie) and Steve Whitworth (Suzanne) both of Camden, TN. Betty Ann has 5 grandchildren, Marion H. Califano (Jason) Long Beach, MS; Van Thigpen (Kristy) Lexington, KY; Russell Thigpen (Carrie Marcum) Middleton, TN; Carrie Louise Thigpen, Memphis, TN; Frances H. Burch (Lonnie), Diamondhead, MS, as well as 5 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on April 29, at Independent Presbyterian Church on Walnut Grove Road, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Betty Ann said everyday, "I am truly blessed and have had such a wonderful life." She was the most pleasant, easy going, enjoyable person to know. Please remember all the joy that she brought to you and yours. . . she will be missed by all.

Memorials may be made to Palmer Home, French Camp, Independent Presbyterian Church or .
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 23, 2017
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