Betty Jean Craig

Published 11:15 am Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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Betty Jean (Simmons) Craig, age 94, died and departed this life on February 6, 2022 at Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Manley Clifton Craig and a son Manley

Ashley Craig, at age 30. She is survived by a son, Timothy O. Craig (Jeany) of Greenville, Alabama.

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In 1946, Mrs. Craig began a career as a school teacher at Green-Moore School in Greenville but soon

resigned to make and raise her family. She remained a homemaker for the rest of her life and never

looked back.

Many thought she would have a career in music as well, but that too she sacrificed to serve the Lord and

her family. She served as a pianist at Hopewell Baptist Church for over 70 years from September 1946 to

October 2018 when her health began failing at over 90 years of age.

Funeral service will be held at 3pm on Wednesday February 9, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church. The

family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. The

service will be directed by Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana Alabama and officiated by Rev. Larry

Gaston and Rev. Randy Harvill. Active pallbearers will be Carl Lancaster, Mike Owens, Sam Wilson, Randy

Green, Robert Parmer, and Buck Gorum. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Hopewell Baptist

Church and neighbors of the community.

The family will accept flowers or you can make a donation to the charity of your choice.