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Betty Thompson

September 19, 1935 — February 14, 2019

Betty Thompson

Smithville— Betty Ann Ford Thompson, 83, passed on to glory on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Born on September 19, 1935 in Tilden, MS, she was a daughter of Dew Nic and Ora Mae Wheeler Ford.

Betty attended Smithville Schools. She married her sweetheart, Jasper, and together they raised five wonderful daughters and countless grandchildren. When Jasper served with the U.S. Army in Germany, Betty played on the army’s international softball team. Betty was a former Girl Scouts leader, a baby sitter for many children in the Smithville community, and a faithful member of Smithville United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and various other church roles. She was passionate about her church’s outreach programs and volunteered much of her time with the Full Tummy Project and Meals-On-Wheels.

Betty owned and operated antique shops, including Betty Ann’s Old and New, Granny’s Nook, and the Amory Mini Mall. Additionally, she was a vendor with many antique malls. She was an avid collector of all things vintage and a master decorator. Betty enjoyed yard sales and pickin’ for antiques. She was proud of her house, which she maintained for many years and kept decorated. In her free time, she loved to play cards and giggle with her girls. Her daily phone calls with her beloved sister Dot were cherished by her. Betty was a fierce, loyal, loving mother and grandmother. Her family was a cornerstone of her life and she loved them all dearly. A piece of advice that she always gave to her girls was, “Remember who you are.” Betty will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, and the memories she created with her family will be cherished forever.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Debra Ann Harrison (Stennis), Fulton, ShaLayne Weir (Tim), Quitman, Sandi Roberts (Tommy), Smithville, Dana Copland (Sam), Greenwood Springs, P.J. Fikes (Mike), Tilden; sisters, Dorothy Burrow (James), Amory; sister-in-law, Mary Charles Ford; grandchildren, Carrie Ann Buse, John B. “Bubba” Thompson Jr., Josh Harrison, Jared Weir, Katie Weir, Tommy Roberts Jr., Tiffany Ashcraft, Trey Roberts, Jessica Welch, Chris Griggs, Tori Coggin, Ryan Fikes; great-grandchildren, Kirsten Morgan, Joey Eldridge, Shelby Bowland, Michaela Kuchenmeister, John Allen Thompson, Jared Thompson, Charlie Thompson, Jonah Harrison, Noah Harrison, Brittany Cummings, Kaden Roberts, Jude Roberts, Brody Roberts, Sadie Roberts, Maizie Roberts, Charleigh Caite Johnson, J.D. Tartt, Isaac Coggin, T.C. Coggin, Sara Jasper Coggin, Jake Weir, Jasper Dean Weir; many great-great-grandchildren; precious nieces and nephews; and special friends, Peggy and Dudley Pierce.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper Clark Thompson; sister, Pansy Harper; and brothers, Ray Ford, Harold Ford, and Billy Ford.

A graveside service will be held in Young Memorial Gardens in Smithville at 12PM on Saturday, February 16, 2019, with Bro. Dale Whitlock and Bro. Charles Coggins officiating. Pallbearers will be Betty’s grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will include the Smithville Methodist Men’s Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s honor to the Full Tummy Project, in care of Smithville United Methodist Church.

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