Mrs. Duncan was born March 25, 1936 in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Will Williams and Idella Huff Williams. She was preceded in death by eight siblings: Lessie Williams, Jessie Williams, Willie L. Williams, Hattie Bell Williams Hankerson, Elizabeth Williams Hicks, Homer Williams, Jossie Mae Williams Meadows and Elouise Williams West. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia where she attended the historic Ideal Elementary School under the leadership of the late Professor Lawrence and the historic Macon County High Training School of Montezuma, Georgia under the leadership of the late T. E. Moone.
At an early age she acquired her Christian training at the Shady Grove Baptist Church and she later joined the band of Christian believers where she has served in the capacity of Sunday School Secretary, Hospitality Committee, Floral Committee and a member of the Shady Grove Senior Choir. Betty also joined her husband, Joe, in loving and supporting his church, Hopewell Independent Church of Rupert, where she served on the Hospitality Committee and Mother of the Church.
Betty was united in holy wedlock to her one and only love Joe Duncan and to this union they were blessed with seven children. Two, Cynthia Duncan and Keith Duncan, preceded her in death. The love of her life, Joe Duncan, preceded her in death June 11, 2016. On Sunday, September 9, 2018 Betty now join those love ones who has gone on before. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints.”
Her work ethics started early in her life: she worked on the family farm, Southern Frozen Food as a line technician, McKenzie Packing House, Ideal Health Care as a CNA, West Central of Georgia as a Social Worker, Macon County Board of Education as a Dietitian and Bus Driver. She was a member and Worthy Matron of the Garden Valley Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 40.
She leaves stars of sparkling love to her beloved children including, Barbara Ann Duncan, Sharpsburg, Georgia, Dr. Connie Duncan, College Park, Georgia, Betty Jo “B.J.” Harper, East Point, Georgia, Ronald Duncan (Emma), Ideal, Georgia, Sonia Michelle Duncan (Sam), Atlanta, Georgia and Connie Leary Duncan, Ideal, Georgia; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; four siblings, Sally Anna Williams Little and Beulah Williams Griffin of Ideal, Georgia, Dessie Williams Taylor, Atlanta, Georgia and Ola Mae Williams Turner, Ideal, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Raymond Duncan, Bessie Lou Duncan Nelson (J. C.) and Oris Duncan Johnson (Ellis) all of Ideal, Georgia; God-children and devoted friends include: Deacon Bobby Fulks, Jr., Deacon Michael Respert, Andre Bailey, Minnie Jean Respert, Hilda Fulks Walker, Doris Harris Spark, and Dwight Bailey; devoted niece and phone pal, Zelma Griffin, Ideal, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.