For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.
II Timothy 4: 6-7
Betty Jo Williams,94, received her reward of eternal rest on Saturday February 9, 2008 at Turners Geriactirc Center.
Betty Jo was the 8th of 12 children, was born April 10, 1913, to Allison Fannin Alton and Ada Woods Alton in Kendleton, Texas. She graduated from PowellPointHigh School in Kendleton. At an early age, she accepted Christ at the Church of God in Kendleton. She later moved to Galveston, Texas where she met and married the late Prince Williams. She united with the St. Augustine Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir and was known for her cooking. She worked diligently with the Auxiliaries of the church until her health failed. Betty Jo was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and during her years with the Elks she traveled extensively.
Betty Jo was a multitalented individual. As a seamstress she made many costumes for the participants of Mardi Gras. She was also a laboratory technician in the Ophthalmology Department at UTMBHospital, where she handled many complex problems in the laboratory and from where she retired.
She is preceded in death by her husband and is survived by one sister, Peggy Crawford, Amarillo, TX, a devoted and faithful Goddaughter and Caretaker, Brenda Hayes; God grandson, Anthony Hayes, and God grandson, Dr. Paul A. Minifee, son of Dr. Paul K. and Pamela K. Minifee; sisters in law, Lillie Alton, Los Angeles, CA; Doris Alton, Las Vegas, NV; Norvella Alton, Houston, TX, and Earlie Evans, Galveston, TX, nieces: Doris Jean Walker (James), Los Angeles, CA; Billie Whisnant (Courtney), Houston, TX; Thelma Banks, Houston, TX; Louis Boswell, San Diego, CA; Marcia Servier, Houston, TX, and Carol Watson (Dwight) Los Angeles, CA; nephews, Edward Allison Duncan, Little Rock, Ark; Tellie Alton, Jr., Phoenix, AZ; Eric Alton, Los Angeles, CA and numerous great nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 8AM on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, followed by a service celebrating her life at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Augustine Episcopal Church (1410 41st) with Rev. Dr. Helen Appelberg celebrant. She will be laid to rest in Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.