Betty Jean Williamson Middleton
Betty Jean Williamson Middleton, 86, of Rusk Texas, Mrs. Middleton passed away on November 14, 2022.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM, Friday, November the 18, 2022, at Wallace -Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, immediately following visitation. Robbie Arrington, with the Church of Christ, will be officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk, Texas.
Mrs. Middleton was born to Fred Williamson and Sadie V. Munich, on November the 9, 1936 in Lovelady, Texas. She attended Lovelady High School and graduated from Trinity Valley College where she received an Associates Degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Technician. She enjoyed her career of 29 years with Rusk State Hospital and retired in 1993.
On December the 28, 1953 she married Billy Wayne Middleton. They were blessed with four boys and were happily married for 42 years. Mrs. Middleton was devoted to her family and her church. She enjoyed playing golf with her husband and cards with her friends. In her free time, she loved to do embroidery and paint.
Mrs. Middleton was President of Cherokee County PTA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sadie Williamson; two sisters, Freda Lucille and Eme Atheline; husband, Billy Wayne Middleton and her sons, Alan Wayne and Mark Edwine Middleton.
She is survived by her sons, Clay Delane and wife Darlena Hawes of Rusk, Glen Larner and wife Kate Landrum of Rusk;10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Mary Middleton of Lufkin; two sisters-in-laws, Barbara Middleton and Kathy Middleton of Athens; several nieces and nephews and family friend Reba Wick.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Smith, Patrick Middleton, Jeremy Middleton, Kent Middleton, Juan Malanado and Brent Priestley. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dan New, Gary Phillips, Shawn Powers and the Shepherds and Deacons of Church of Christ.
A special thanks to the caring staff at the Arbors Nursing Home. As well as Tricia and Moody Glass and members of the Rusk Church of Christ.
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