Betty Jo Potter

March 10, 1933 ~ February 2, 2007

Betty Jo Potter, 73, of 603 Wendover Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, February 2, 2007 at the Johnson City Medical Center following an illness. She was a native of Johnson City and had lived here most of her life, daughter of the late, Bart and Maude Bailey Christian. Betty Jo was a homemaker and loved music and singing, being with her children and grandchildren. She belonged to the Tacoma Church of God and was past President of the Choir and past Vice President of the Women of the Church of God, she also attended the Mt. View Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Potter and son-in-law, Jerry Tapp; seven brothers, James Allie, Ray, Donald, Lyons, Jimmy and Kyle Christian; two sisters, Helen Holbert and Nancy Pauline Stanton; two brothers-in-law Loyd F. Potter and Bruce Glenn Potter; an infant sister. Survivors include: her husband, Claude R. Potter of the home, two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Patti Potter of Johnson City and Dan and Paulette Potter of Bluff City; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Claudia-Ann and Tony Stitt of Mocksville, NC, Debbie Tapp of Johnson City, Sherry and Terry Ford, Arlington, TN and Nancy and Brian Archer of Gray; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Ginger Christian of Piney Flats; several sisters-in-law; nine grandchildren, Kelley, Alex, Ashley, Bradley, Krysten, Ryan, Stefanie, Lynsey and Nathan; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2007 in the North Chapel of the Morris - Baker Funeral Home at 8:00 p.m. under the direction of Dr. Darrell Sovine and Rev. Jim Cambron. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until time of service at eight. There will be a committal service conducted on Monday, February 5, 2007 at the Monte Vista Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. to go to the cemetery in procession.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dan, I am very sorry to hear about your mothers passing. You and your family are in my prayers. May our Lords comfort be revealed to you in abundance. DeAnne Hayes

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Sherry, Terry and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. The Mother in most families is the life-line for the rest of the family and such a loss. I feel your sorrow having been there already. Please know I am praying for you and your family. My heartfelt prayers are with you. Love and Faith, Brenda McDonald

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nancy & family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was always such a sweet lady when I used to come to your house many years ago. I remember her fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Crystie(McCurry) Richardson

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sherry and Terry; I am so very sorry for your loss and I too, share in this experience and would like to express my deepest sympathy to you both and your family. Our Mothers will always, regardless of time, be ever so special in our hearts. I know that in the days ahead, the power of God’s love, comfort and strength will sustain you. Please know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and keep you strong.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sherry, Terry and Family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We know your Mother was a wonderful woman and will be missed so very much. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this most difficult time. We pray that the good Lord will give you strength and cradle you in his tender love during this time of grief. Your Friends, Donna and Randy Chumley

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