Betty J. Jones

Betty Jean Jones was born in Blountstown, FL on October 17, 1929 to Robert Martin and Sarah Jane Gibbs. She was promoted to Glory on June 30, 2018 in Gainesville, FL. She was the youngest of 9 children. While in school she played on the basketball team, was a majorette and excelled in music. She enjoyed playing guitar and singing with other family members and was even featured on the radio. She passed down her love of music to her youngest child. After High School she was married and had 2 sons. She worked for the State of Florida for 25 years. Betty was the head of her department for many of those years. She earned an A.A. degree and several certificates of achievement by attending evening classes while working and raising her children.
Betty was known by all her family for her fierce tenacity and quick wit. She enjoyed laughing, telling funny stories and playing jokes on those closest to her. She also loved butterflies and traveling. Some of her favorite trips included visiting her family on the east coast.
After her retirement Betty spent time improving her beautiful home, enjoying the simple life and benevolent activities. She was also involved with the Women of the Moose organization and was Chapter President for several years. Betty’s faith was in Christ and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Betty is survived by her two sons, John Dudley Jones Jr. and William “Bill” Martin Jones, her sister Sibyl Hiers, her grandchildren William “Marty” Jones Jr., Ed and Tamara Suggs, Prue and Rhea Anae-Agapay, her great-grandchildren Connor and Kayley Jones, Dylan Clark, Elayna, Elias and Jackson Suggs, Cruz and Lilliana Anae-Agapay and several nieces and nephews.