Betty Jo Thompson


The wonderful gift of life was given to Betty Jo Thompson on the 22nd of October 1944 in Rocky Gap Virginia to Lorenzo C. Robinson (father) and Betty J. Robinson (mother), who preceded her in death. She passed in peace, Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 73 in Columbus, Ohio.
Betty grew up in Rocky Gap, Virginia, and graduated from Tazewell High School in West Virginia in 1963. After graduation she moved to New York, then to Cleveland, Ohio where she raised her two children. Later she eventually moved and settled down in Columbus Ohio.
Through it all, she loved her family and friends leaving a legacy to cherish her memories and love: her sisters Patricia Johnson, Mary Jones (Butch), and brother Richard Robinson (Deanna); two children Tina M. Williams (Renne) and Bobby L. Thompson Jr. (Jennifer); grandchildren Terrelle Williams (Allison), Tianna Williams (granddog Chloee), Justin Thompson, Sabrina Thompson, David Thompson, beloved dog Varmet-Boo; great grandchildren Teagan, Taelyn, Tyson Williams, a host of nephews and nieces.
She was a loving and straight-shooting person who opened her heart to all. She never had a filter and was always known for giving you her best life and her opinion regardless of whether you wanted to hear it, or not. Her presence became infectious and spread far and wide impacting all the lives she encountered. Betty unintentionally, or intentionally, knew that you did not have to be tied by blood for her to consider you family.
Her acts of kindness, selflessness, and strength lived through her and became a rippling effect passed down to her daughter Tina. Betty would want Tina to know her role in her life will forever be cherished and will never be limited to being just her caretaker. She would want her to move forward knowing they developed, not just a lifelong mother-daughter relationship, but a friendship linked together that could never be undone, even when unspoken.
Despite these difficult times know that it will be difficult to let go of someone who gave you so much to remember her by and no matter what, those memories will forever remain. Please hang on to those as we know that she did. In her words "Be Strong." Let her presence, her undeniable love and candor, fill your mind with laughter, warm your heart with happiness, and lead you through this. The family thanks each and every one of you for your prayers, love and support.
The family will receive friends at Mercer Funeral Home on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell.
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Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Betty Jo Thompson.
Published on September 13, 2018
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