A wake is scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church, Georgia Hwy 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mrs. Betty Jean Joiner Tookes was born March 8, 1954 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late A.W. Joiner, Sr. and Mildred Journey Joiner. She was a 1972 graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. She was married to Willie E. Tookes on March 10, 1979. To this union, 6 children were born. She retired as a Certified Trainer at Red Lobster, Perry, Georgia in 1998, after her health began to decline. She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at First Albany Deliverance Cathedral Church in 1979, under the late Apostle Isaiah Revills. After moving to Fort Valley, Georgia, she joined Liberty Praise Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Lucy Torres where she served as Temple Keeper.
Left to celebrate the joy of her precious memories are her beloved husband, Willie E. Tookes, Fort Valley, Georgia; children, Pamela Joiner, Fort Valley, Georgia, Catina Williams (Alphonso), Atlanta, Georgia, Edref Tookes, Marietta, Georgia, Priscilla Tookes and Brad Tookes, both of Fort Valley, Georgia and Cortney Tookes, Warner Robins, Georgia; grandchildren, Destiny, Dezaray, Alphonso Jr., Alicia, Ayayla, Ajaran, Allston and Alayna; siblings, Charlie Journey (Martha), Americus, Georgia, Kenneth Joiner (Angela), Shirley Lockhart all of Perry, Georgia. Ruth Ann Aldridge (Eric), A.W. Joiner, Jr., all of Montezuma, Georgia, John Joiner, Fort Valley, Georgia, Patricia Joiner, Montezuma, Georgia and Clarence Joiner (Ruth Ann), Warner Robins, Georgia; stepdaughter, Calandra Tookes, Atlanta, Georgia; aunts and uncles Betty Collier, Betty Solomon (John Lee), Susie Butler, and Bertha Joiner, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Ruthie Mae Howard, Ideal, Georgia, Mae Chambers, Miami, Florida, Ella West (Bennie), Florida City, Florida and Eddie Joiner (Betty), Montezuma, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry L. Tookes (Naomi), Jacksonville, Florida, Mary Ann Edward, Montezuma, Georgia and Queen Minter (Colvin), Ellaville, Georgia, Dottie Tookes, and Erma Tookes, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Gloria Dean Tookes Thomas (Rev. James), Buena Vista, Georgia, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Pastor Merrill Sr and Rena Ross(Sunday, January 12 14 09:41 pm EST)
You have touched our lives so much. We will miss your loving smile and humble spirit. I know that you are present with the Lord. May God strengthen and comfort the hearts of your family.
- Bobby Ann Hill & Family(Saturday, January 11 14 10:44 am EST)
You will truly be missed!!
- Helen Journey-Walters(Friday, January 10 14 11:13 am EST)
We all are truly going to miss you "Dee-Yee" as I affectionately called you. I will forever keep the memories that I have of you: A contagious smile that anyone could spot afar and that warm-calm spirit that possessed as well as the love you had for everyone with always something good to say about everybody. Rest in paradise cousin, for you are pain-free and Heaven Bound to be with Our Lord.
- Ophelia & Octavia Waters & Families(Thursday, January 09 14 10:43 pm EST)
In an old English churchyard there is an inscription "who plucked that flower" cried the gardener as he walked through the garden, his fellow servant answered "the MASTER" and the gardener held his peace. A beautiful flower Betty Jean Joiner Tookes, treasure her LORD in your garden of rest for when on Earth she was one of the best
- Shelby Joiner(Tuesday, January 07 14 07:18 pm EST)
"Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can Not Heal" Rest Peacefully In Paradise Aunt, We Love You Always!!
- Delores Felder, Ed.D.(Tuesday, January 07 14 02:31 pm EST)
Willie, I am so sorry for you lost. Betty was a beautiful person and I will miss her. She and I would always engage in a beautiful conversation when she would visit CVS in Fort Valley. May God bless you and your family.
- Elaine Fitzgerald(Monday, January 06 14 10:37 pm EST)
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. God bless.
- Shimke Joiner(Monday, January 06 14 07:04 pm EST)
I love you auntie DeeDee! We are going to miss you dearly. R.I.P
- Angela Oliver(Sunday, January 05 14 09:20 pm EST)
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time R.I.P. sister-in-law you will be missed.
- Kristen Journey(Sunday, January 05 14 01:46 pm EST)
Only God knows how much your presence will be missed. You was a great Godly woman & I will always love you. Glad to know that you're no longer suffering & you're out of this horrible cruel world. Rest in peace Auntie Betty, we love you
- Crystal Journey(Saturday, January 04 14 10:21 pm EST)
You will be missed and never forgotten you have always had my respect because you are a strong god fearing woman and one of my favorite auntie I love you. Memories of you will always be in my heart.
- Charlie journey(Saturday, January 04 14 08:55 pm EST)
I really love you and you will always be missed our prayers will always be sent out to you we love you and miss you. P.s. from your older brother Charlie journey