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Betty Kathryn Wortham Scruggs, 90, of Fayetteville GA, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022, surrounded by family.
Betty was born May 20, 1932, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Thomas and Mamie (Pierce) Wortham. She worked at Russell High School. Betty settled in Fayetteville, Georgia 20 plus years ago.
Betty was a faithful member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church where she cooked the Wednesday night dinners for the church members.
Betty enjoyed gardening and being outside taking care of her yard. She loved cooking for family and friends. She was known for the love and compassion she had for her cats. They brought her much joy.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents Thomas Wortham and Mamie (Pierce) Wortham; her daughters: Brenda Shimshick and Beverly Thomas; her sisters: Blanche Wortham, Annie Wylie, and Mary Phillips. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Belinda and Ricky Morgan of Fayetteville, Georgia; son-in-law: Sam Shimshick of Fayetteville; 7 grandchildren: Michael David Patton, II of Griffin, Ga, Richard Morgan of Glennville, Ga, and Lane Morgan of Griffin, Ga, Stephanie Boozer of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Angela Canada of Tyrone, Ga, Jennifer Shimshick of Fayetteville, Ga, and Emily Kimaru of Hampton, Ga; 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 142 S. Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Scruggs family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.
LaWanda & Steve Tallman says
How how we love Mima (our special name for Betty)! Our prayers and love are with the family.
Mamie Harris Smith says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kayla Jones says
Ms Betty blessed my life and I’m so glad I got the chance to know her! I will miss her sweet hugs and her sassy personality! Love to you, Belinda and to your family!
Regina Boston says
I have known and called Ms. Betty “granny” for greater than 10 years now. I am family by way of her grand daughter Angela. (Very special friend). I will always remember her gentle touch and kind smile. Though I’m not a blood relative, she made me feel like I was part of the family. Whenever I visited her in the hospital , I was trying to make her day but rather she always made mine. I’m so blessed to have ever know “granny”. Much love and prayers for the family.