Betty Jo Blankenship, 80, left this earth for heaven on April 11, 2018. Services will be held at Lake Saunders Baptist Church, 31150 Industrial Drive in Tavares on April 17 with a viewing at 10 am and a celebration of life at 11 am. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Wayne, at Woodlawn during a family graveside service.
Betty is survived by sons Dan and Scott, their spouses (Holly and Cathy), a granddaughter, two great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and countless lifelong friends.
Betty served as Bureau Chief of Computer Operations for the City of Orlando, retiring after a long career in the Information Systems Department. She devoted herself to caring for her husband during his prolonged battle with cancer. She was the adored matriarch of her immediate and extended family, who will be lost without her. Betty loved tending to live plants, was a talented silk floral designer and most recently discovered a penchant for working with colored pencils. During her long, arduous battle with Wegner’s and end stage kidney disease, coloring pictures occupied her thoughts during dialysis. She passed away unexpectedly while in Florida Waterman Hospital.
Betty loved Christ and was a devoted member of the Haines Creek Baptist Church and the Lake Saunders Baptist Church. Her fellowship, kindness and gentle spirit will be deeply missed.
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What a privileged it was to have known Betty. She always brought light into a room when she entered. I loved her laughter and her sense of humor. She will be greatly missed. I'm sending my love and prayers to the family.
Genie TutenOrlando, FL
Dan and Scott Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Holly and Cathy. Betty was my dear friend for 40 Plus years. We watched you boys and my children grow and shared so many memories. There are no words to express the loss but I know she is watching over us all as she always did.
Love you boys. Nona
Nona NohraOrlando, FL
We attended Haines Creek Baptist Church with Betty for many years. She was a faithful worker for the church and was loved and respected by her church family. Praise the Lord she is seeing Jesus face-to-face , healthy and whole. Our condolences to her family.
D.J. & Gordon FarleyLeesburg, FL
Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Psalms 34:18 tells us that the God of all comfort is "close to the brokenhearted" and Isaiah 25:8 promises that "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." It is our hope that the power if God's Word will help to ease your sorrow in the days ahead as you cherish your most treasured memories.
Chilian familyWashington, GA
We are so sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose someone you love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul & Pat CaruanaOrlando, FL
Scott & Cathy,
Are thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.
Tim & Sharon MorrisLeesburg, FL
Betty is deeply loved and cherished by her sons, Scott and Dan, as well as their wives Cathy and Holly. She spread her love to all others as well. A quiet spoken and happy lady, she will be deeply missed. All this I observed through my limited meetings with her. I am glad I knew her. She is smiling.
Pat SmithPALMYRA, WI