Remembering Bettie Mae Thompson
Bettie Mae Thompson was born on April 3, 1928 in West Point, Mississippi. She was the fourth child born to Cal and Gertrude Hogan.
Bettie completed a secondary education, which she used later in life to earn her living and provide for her children, through employment at Northwest Middle School in the Nutritional Services Department. She was known for giving extra helpings of food to the students. Northwest Middle School is also where she retired. She lived a full sweet and simple life. Ms. Bettie was a sweetheart. She nurtured and fed so many friends and children. The word NO was not in her vocabulary. She would visit her friends that were unable to care for themselves and would bake pies and clean their homes for them on a weekly basis.
Bettie enjoyed traveling and also talking on the telephone with her last remaining sister, Georgia Harris for hours, even in to the wee hours of the morning. They had a very close relationship.
Bettie accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Forest Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Desmond C. Lamb. She faithfully served on the Motherboard and Love Ministry until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved, Perry Miller; brothers, Jim and Cal, Jr.; sisters, Elizabeth; Nora; Irene and Gertrude; grandchildren, Ebony and Marquel; great grandchildren, Justin and Tiffany.
Bettie departed this life on earth on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in the presence of her daughters.
Bettie leaves to cherish her memory her children, Betty Jean Chaney; Thelma (James) Williams; Floyd Anderson; Augusta Smith; Winfred Anderson; Janice (Walter Norman) Thompson; Sanford (Bridget) Thompson; Gayle Thompson and Camilla Miller; along with a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.