Betty Jean Jones

Obituary of Betty Jean Carter Jones

Betty Jean Carter Jones, 86, of Columbia, SC, passed away at her home on February 15, 2021. Mrs. Jones was born April 8, 1934 in Columbia to the late Henry and Vera (Painter) Carter. She graduated from Columbia High School, and was employed by Johnson Motor Lines for 25 years as an office manager. Betty served as an officer in the Midlands Women's Transportation Club and was a member of the Hampton Park Garden Club for several years. She was also a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church since 1980, serving as called.

Betty was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of 63 years, Paul LeRoy Jones, as well as a doting mother and grandmother. Her three grandsons were the joys of her life. She loved the Lord, her family and her many furry babies. Betty was ever-welcoming to those around her, a strong Christian woman. She lived by the ideal that everyone was welcome at her table.

She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah J. Jones and Shirley J. Cooper (David); three grandsons: Justin Jones, Robert Cooper and Paul Cooper; a sister, Linda Fesperman; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband; a brother, H.G. Carter, Jr; and a sister, Vera Carter Peters.

The family will greet friends from 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

Spring Valley Baptist Church Music Program, 91 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223


The American Heart Association, 1-800-AHA-USA1, or on line at

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Fort Jackson National Cemetery
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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