Betty Jo Bolden “Bowlin”, born November 28, 1939, residing in Sneedville, departed this life on Oct. 18, 2019. She was saved as a young 12 year old girl at Yellow Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained a lifelong member. Her testimony includes being baptized in the January blue flurry snow in the creek. She was the 1st of 13. Mamaw loved to crochet hand towels and gave a lot of them away. If you received one, she definitely loved you. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessee Joe Bolden; parents, William “Willie” & Myrtle Laura (Parker) Mullins and brothers, Jessee Willard Mullins, Doyle Mullins, Charlie Ugene “Deed” Mullins, Hubert Mullins “Hubbie Dubbie” and Tommy Mullins.
“I’m going to miss my mamaw so much. Go rest high on that mountain” - Misty
She is survived by;
Sons; Jessee Ralph Bowlin, Jimmy Wayne “Tootie” Bowlin and JC Bolden
Grandchildren; Michael Bowlin, Misty (Dusty) Cooper, Joseph Bolden, Jeremy Bolden, Josh Bowlin & Rachel Bolden
Special Great-Grandchildren; TreyBeon Cooper, who would watch ballgames with her & Tagen Cooper, who got the love of Word Search from her and Kaley & Noah Bowlin. These kids will miss her so much.
Brother; Chester Mullins
Sister; Blanche Bolden
A host of nieces and nephews that loved her dearly
Special Friends; Ginger Coffee, Van Cope & Loretta Gibson
The family wishes to say a special thank you to all of her nurses that helped take care of her, with an honorary thanks to Christi Bowlin which became one of her own grandbabies & to her entire family for the love they gave mamaw; to a special nurse, Tammy Seal; to her P.T. Anthony Burchett. She always looked forward to P.T.; to Dr. Short and to social worker Renae for going above & beyond to get assistance for mamaw.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Yellow Branch Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Jeff Seal & Rev. Joe Davis & Rev. Buster Jarvis officiating
Special music will be provided by Family Ties, Kim Davis and Tagan & TreyBeon Cooper
Interment will follow in the Yellow Branch Church Cemetery
Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Bowlin, Joseph Bolden, Jeremy Bolden, Josh Bowlin, Josh Collins, TreyBeon Cooper & Gage Maloney
Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Dusty Cooper, oh how mamaw loved him
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the McNeil Funeral Home
Online condolences can be made at www.mcneilfuneralhome.com
McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements
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