Bettye Johnson

Bettye M. Johnson, of Hixson, departed her earthly home and entered her heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was 84 years old. Bettye was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Chattanooga City High School. She attended McKenzie Business College. Bettyes first job was at DuPont where she met and married the love of her life and she also worked for the Welcome Wagon. She was a faithful and longtime member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy McCrary and mother, Ina Ballew. Bettye is survived by her husband of 63 years, A.B. "Ben" Johnson; two sons and daughters-in-law, William "Bill" (Carol) Johnson, of Rossville and Greg (Joyce) Johnson, of Hixson; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today, Jan. 21, and 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 22, at the North Chapel. Services for Bettye will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Forrest Prosser officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of Chattanooga, their nurses and caregivers, Amy, Shauna, Faedra and all the sitters for the love and care given to Bettye during her illness. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Bettyes name to the Endowment Fund at Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 115 Morrison Springs Road, Red Bank, TN 37415, or to Hospice of Chattanooga, PO Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or email at Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at

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