Sept. 28, 2020
Betty Jo Duckworth, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 28 surrounded by her loving family. The family greeted friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 followed by a celebration of her life at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Brad Marchman officiated.
Betty Jo was born in Athens to the late John Thomas and Mildred Miller Whelchel. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Duckworth, son; John Benjamin Duckworth and brother; James Whelchel. Betty Jo was a member of Lawrence Drive Baptist Church and loved her Sunday School Class. She was retired as a clerk with the State Court of Bibb County. Betty Jo was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and aunt.
She is survived by children; Sherry D. (Stephen) Williams of Gray, Glenda D. (Ashley) Brooks of Gray, Jack R. Duckworth of Macon; grandchildren, Eddie Lossiah, Chad (Kelley) Lossiah, Brandon (Amanda) Lossiah, Autumn (Wes) Ward, Amber Whitehead, Skylar Whitehead, Chrissy (Ryan) Gaultney, Heidi (Jason) French, and Rhett (April) Williams; twenty great grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; sister, Sarah W. Darley; and several nieces and nephews.
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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery had charge of the arrangements.