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Betty Jo Lavine
October 18, 1930 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Betty Jo Lavine, age 93, of Hartburg, Texas, was carried by the angels to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. A celebration of her life will be held at Hartburg Baptist Church, under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 11:00 am, officiated by beloved deacons Larry Williams and Tommy Carter, with burial following at King’s Cemetery in the Hartburg community. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Betty Jo was born on October 18, 1930, in Devil’s Pocket, one of eleven children born to Arbell (Van Pelt) and Lee Williams. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Willard Lee (Pete) Lavine, for 53 years until his passing. Betty Jo was a member of and taught Sunday School of all ages at Hartburg Baptist Church for over 50 years. As she got older, she enjoyed sitting on the back porch in the swing, visiting with family and friends, and telling others about the goodness of God. Betty Jo was the family’s beloved matriarch and doted on her great-grandsons. She was an incredibly tough and resilient woman. She touched many lives in her 93 years, leaving a legacy of strength and loving The LORD. Our precious ‘Maw’ will be greatly missed.
Betty Jo is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Arbell Williams; husband, Willard Lee (Pete) Lavine; brothers, Amos Vatell (A.V.) Williams, Jessie Lee (Buddy) Williams, Thomas Edwin (Pap) Williams, Cecil Williams, Sr, Eddie Amos (Po) Williams, Charles Willard (Wig) Williams; sisters, Gertrude Pauline Hooks, and Ruby Deloris Harris.
Those left behind to cherish Betty Jo’s memory are her son, Larry Lee Lavine, and wife, Beverly Jo; daughter, Penny Currier; favorite granddaughter, Kristy (Currier) Brown and husband James; great-grandsons, Joshua Lee Brown, Caleb Joel Brown, and Samuel James Brown; sister, Sally Louise Vance; brother, Ben Jack Williams; numerous extended family members, beloved church-family members, and many friends.
Honoring Betty Jo as pallbearers are James Brown, Joshua Brown, Caleb Brown, Samuel Brown, Cecil Williams, Jr., and David Ortolon.
The family would like to thank the Hartburg Baptist Church family for their prayers and support. Betty Jo always said she would never make it without her church family