Betty Jo's Story
Betty Jo Fletcher Suggs, 92, entered into rest Monday, February 5. 2018. A memorial service will be held at the Branford Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11 a.m with pastor Glen Busby officiating.
Betty was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida, on December 7, 1925, to Charles Howell and Ouida Odom Fletcher. She was born on her father's birthday and her brother, Bob, was born two years later on the same date. When she was three years old, the family moved to Branford, Florida. She was married at age 18 and moved to O'Brien, Fl. She lived there for over 30 years before mobbing back to Branford, where she resided until her death.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Linda Charlene Suggs, Branford; son, Dale Fletcher Suggs (Rene) Appling, Ga.; brothers, James Robert "Bob" Fletcher (Pauline), Branford, Thomas A. Fletcher, Hendersonville, NC.; granddaughter, Jaime Hatfield Putnam (Eli) Appling Ga.; grandsons, Sean Suggs Walker (Alan), Las Vegas, NV., Mark Suggs; great grandchildren Oliver and Lainey Putnam, Appling Ga. ; nephew Robert Fletcher (Suzanne); nieces Denah Fletcher Phillips, Cindy Clark (Robert); great niece Haley Phillips; great nephews Matthew and Clayton Fletcher, Will Phillips and Kyle Clark. She was preceded in death by her son, Harmon Wilson Suggs, Jr. and a grandson, Chad Suggs.
She was a member of the Branford Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women's Association.
She loved to travel whether out of town or just exploring local back roads. She was a great marksman even in her eighties. Her family will cherish many memories of her as an excellent cook, especially her pound cake. She had a beautiful penmanship in which she wrote her family and friends many loving notes. She loved to shoe shop and always made sure to have her 'lips on'. When you received a gift with her meticulous wrapping, you felt very special because you knew it was given with loving care. She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, but most importantly a loving servant of the Lord.
Published on February 15, 2018