Betty Jo Figgins, age 90, formerly of Laneview, Va., went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in the home of her son, Donald Young, in Homosassa, Florida. Betty was born May 25, 1931 in Freetown, Indiana, to James Thurston and Mary Marise Taylor Mize. She moved to Gloucester in 1985 where she worked for Ames Department Store. She proudly earned her GED in 1988 and married the love of her life, Frank Figgins, in November 1988. Betty and Frank retired to their home in Laneview where they enjoyed the country life together. Betty loved her family more than anything, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was a collector of cookbooks. She loved God with all her heart and believed in the power of prayer.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Donald M. Mize; her sisters, Patricia L. Deputy and Jeane Brewer; her youngest son, Mark Young, and her great-granddaughter, Brianna Sulc.
She is survived by her sons, James Young and Donald (Lucy) Young, both of Florida; her grandchildren, Tony (Lauren) Young, Rev. Kristie (Johnny) Askew, Angie Young, Kenny (Larissa) Young, and 10 great-grandchildren, Joshua Sulc, Eliana Fountain, April Young, Madison Trevilian, Alexandra Trevilian, Matthew Abbott, Latine Bowman, Aubrie Young, Sylas Grimes, and Delylah Grimes.
A private graveside service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or to Bethel United Methodist Church, 1581 Garden Creek Road, Mathews, Va. 23109.