Bettie Lou Thompson (Hardy) was born December 10, 1935, to the late Rosa Emma Thompson. On September 29, 2021, God reached down and welcomed her into eternal life after a brief stint in the hospital, surrounded by family.
Bettie accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She joined Zion Baptist Church, Tucker Hill, VA under the pastorate of the late Reverend W. E. Taylor. She was educated in the Westmoreland County Public School where she graduated from A.T. Johnson High School.
Later in life, Bettie moved to Baltimore, MD with her five children. Bettie joined Mt. Moriah Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Jessie Boykin, where she remained a faithful member for over 50 years until her passing. Bettie loved to attend the Sunday Church School Ministry where she was also a faithful member. She was also a member of the Courtesy Guild Ministry, where she acquired many close friends.
Bettie worked several jobs such as Western Electric, Carr Lowery Glass, and the Baltimore City Public School system. After retirement, she continued to work a part-time job with the Maryland Lottery. Bettie was a hard worker and loved meeting people. Bettie loved cooking and enjoyed watching people eat. Moms as she was affectionately called by many, was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. She was known for making her famous banana pudding and her potato salad amongst other dishes. She loved doing her word finds and puzzles. Let’s not forget how each and every day she would sit and watch her favorite game show, Family Feud with Steve Harvey and in her opinion, “the best-dressed man alive”.
Bettie’s love and friendly generosity will last forever in our memories.
Bettie leaves to cherish her love and memories her children, Gregory (Tammy), Regina (Harry), Johnny, and Chris (preceded in death by son William); ten grandchildren: Roland (Melinda), LeRoi, Rashawn (Jenny), Shayla, Lea (Kori), Crystal, Kiara, Deja, Ashley, and Lexie; twenty-three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and many close friends. A special lifetime friend, Eunice.
Funeral service for Bettie Lou Thompson Hardy of Gwynn Oak, Maryland formerly of Westmoreland County, Virginia will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11AM in the sanctuary of the Zion Baptist Church, 1274 Zion Church Road, Kinsale, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Remains may be viewed from 10AM until service time on Saturday at Zion Baptist Church.
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