Betty Marie Scoggins, 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at an in-house hospice care center, with her loving family by her side, on January 10, 2020.
She was born May 6, 1938 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to the late Henry Akins and Cuba Akins Pierce. Betty is survived by three daughters, Jacque Blackburn of Latham Ohio, Kimberly (Andrew) Powada of Fort Worth, and Sherri Monsanto of Leonard; two sons, Tommy (Bobbie Jo) Scoggins and H.L. Scoggins; 11 grandchildren, Brent, Heath, Michael, James, Kayla, Hailey, Casey, Hannah, Chloe, Lyle and Colt; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Shearer of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Beverly Tidwell of Cleburne; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Betty Scott, Mary Parrott, Jean Chamberlain, Mary Ward and Judy Chamberlain.
Mamma faithfully attended the Joshua Baptist Church for many years, and for a time was an assistant cook at the Joshua Christian Academy. Her many jobs included the Rubbermaid Factory in Cleburne, waitressing at Clark's Outpost in Tioga, seamstress at the Russell Newman factory in Pilot Point, and housekeeper at the Collinsville Nursing Home. But the job she took most seriously was Mother. Raising her five children was where she found the greatest joys in her life. Mamma had a giving spirit as demonstrated in the many organizations she volunteered for: Tioga PTA, Tioga Jaycees, 4-H Advisor, FHA Organization, and as a Modern Woodman of America Club leader organizing many fun activities and trips for the youth, Sunday School Teacher and Burleson Hospice Thrift Center, to name a few. To many, Mamma was a confidante, shoulder to lean on giving advice and sharing tears. She will be greatly missed.
Betty was preceded in death by seven sisters, six brothers, a son-in-law, and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral service: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Joshua Baptist Church, 3231 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Joshua, Texas 76058. Visitation: Noon to 1:00 p.m., at the church, prior to the funeral service.
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