Our beloved Mom and Mawmaw, Betty Jo Elkins, entered Heaven Saturday April 23, 2022 at the age of 84 years young.
Mom/Mawmaw lived a life full of love, being a mother, grandmother and great great mother. After retiring from Haleyville Drapery, she became a full-time grandmother. After her husband, James Elkins, went on to his reward, she was visited even more often by the grands she loved so dearly.
She often requested a Big Jack with bacon, a chicken biscuit and could be found going up stairs no one thought was safe and probably working a little too hard. Although life got busy with such a large family, she managed to wrangle everyone together on the 3rd or 4th Saturday. The family is split on whether it is the 3rd or 4th Saturday, but at the end of day, whatever Saturday she said is when everyone showed up.
Her visitation will be Monday, April 25, 2022, from 2- 4 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, with her funeral at 4 p.m. in the chapel, with John Humphres officiating. Burial to follow in Lynn Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Curtis Elkins; son-in-law, Roger Butch McGough.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra (Bill) Jones, Rhonda McGough and Tina (Billy) Stephenson; grandchildren, Amy (John) Humphres, Doug (Heather) Jones, Amanda McGough, Richard McGough, Halie (Cory) Terrry and Austin Stephenson and great-grandchildren, Katie (Ryan) Cagle, Riley Humphres, Faith Jones, Hunter Jones and baby Delilah Terry, who's on the way.
Please keep our family in your prayers as we grieve the loss, but also celebrate the reunion of Betty and James Elkins, who she could not wait to see again.
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