Betty Josephine Allen Batson, age 80, went to be with her Lord Thursday, December 25, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Mid-way Baptist Church, 6910 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service.
Mrs. Batson grew up on a farm working in the cotton fields in Missouri. She soon found a military man that became the love of her life and married Marion Batson, Jr. and moved to Indiana. She was employed for many years at Bernard Welding in Beecher, Illinois.
She was a chartered member of Lake Hills Baptist Church in Schererville, Indiana. After moving to Raleigh, she became a member of Mid-Way Baptist Church. She also volunteered at the Garner Senior Center and became the Volunteer of the Year in 2004. She was a loving mom, grandmother, sister and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Thomas Batson, Jr.; three sisters, Lily Williams, Lois Jewel, and Isabelle Sandusky; and four brothers, Vernie, Herbert, Leroy, and Jimmy Allen.
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She is survived by her daughter, Annette Archer and husband, Dale; two grandchildren, Courtney and Carrie; two sisters, Ruth Lester and Hazel Pickard; and brother, Tommy Allen and wife, Sue.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com