Betty Jo Johnson Allen, 94, of Byron, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Reverend Lee Griffin and Reverend Jeramie Frasure will officiate.
The family will have time of visitation on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. in Fairhaven Funeral Home.
Born in Laurens County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Rowe Johnson and Blanche Pettis Johnson. She was the widow of W. O. Allen, whom she loved dearly and cared for intently. She also worked as a secretary at Pet Milk Company.
Mrs. Allen was a faithful member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church from 1971 until she was no longer able to attend services due to caring for her husband of 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, E.H. Johnson, Lawton Johnson, Pat Johnson, Eldora Dimmen, Walter Johnson and Frankie Jim Newmans ; Stepdaughter, Sandra Allen Campbell; Grandchild, Joseph Nathan Allen; and Great-grandson, Bentlee Nunez.
She is survived by her children, Joe Allen (Diane) of Macon; daughter, Paula Allen of Byron; Step son, Jimmy Allen (Pat)of Macon. Grandchildren, Chris Allen(Paula), Tracy Allen, Jeremy Allen (Amber), and Amy Allen McKee(Sam). Great grandchildren, Brennah Mimbs, Elexis Mimbs, C.J. Allen, Derrick Allen, Christian Allen, Melody Allen, and Morghan Nunez (Alfy). Great-great-grandchildren, Harper Allen, Bash Nunez, and Jerzee Nunez.
While she spent the last 10 years confined to a hospital bed, she would spend her days worshiping the Lord by listening to SBN/Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. She spent a number of years under the care of Kindred Hospice. She formed a great friendship with her primary tech, Mrs. Judy Williams. Not only was Mrs. Judy’s care above and beyond, but she would also sing and dance in an effort to bring a smile to Betty’s face. She formed a very special relationship with one of her nieces, Kenetha NeSmith, who visited her frequently and formed a very special bond with her. She will be sorely missed by those that call her ‘Momma’, ‘Grandma’, and ‘Aunt Betty’.
Friends may sign the online register at www.fairhavenmacon.com.
Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services has charge of arrangements.