Mrs. Betty L. Deakins, age 87, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at NHC Healthcare Center in Johnson City.
Mrs. Deakins was born January 30, 1933 in Washington County and the daughter of the late Swingle & Reba Humphries Humphreys. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frank Deakins.
She was a member of Telford United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Deakins graduated from Washington College and retired from the Washington County School System in the food service department.
Survivors include her sons, Lynn Deakins (Lois) Johnson City and Denny Deakins, Jonesborough; grandson, Matt Deakins (Katie); great-grandchildren, Daisy Deakins and Madison Deakins; sister, Jerry Murray (Dean) Johnson City; and two nieces.
Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Maple Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Michael Vaughn officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home at 10:45 am Thursday prior to service.
Pallbearers will be James Wilhoit, Sam Mitchell, Ken Huffine and Mark Cutshall.
Stacey and Merry Doyle
Granddaughters of Lucille Hayes. We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. She is a wonderful, beautiful soul that I enjoyed working with and having in my life. Lynn, I am so very sorry. We always loved her. And I loved spending time with her at NHC. I just heard of her passing through Telford Methodist. God bless you and your family. She’s back with her good friends again, the Campbell’s and my our grandmother. I hate I couldn’t be there in the end for all of you. We love you all so much and God bless.
Darrell and Betty Jo Dempsey
Betty was one of the sweetest ladies! I can still remember when she worked in the lunchroom at the old Jonesborough Elementary School (on Main Street) and she always had something sweet to say about both of our names being Betty! Lynn and Denny, you are both in our prayers at this sad time.
Paul and Debbie Masters
Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a very special lady. Paul worked with her at the central office for many years. may God Bless You.
My mom, Eula Mae White, Payne McBride, worked with Betty for years at the Washington County School Food Service Office in Jonesborough. Whenever I went by to see mom, I was always greeted with a delightfully SWEET smile from Betty. She never failed to share God’s love through her greetings! What a special woman! May God comfort you, knowing He’s restored her full functioning and taking the best care of her. She is having the time of her life!!! I find it exciting to think my mother who passed in 2015, has the joy of greeting her among others from her life on earth, a wonderful home-coming! May God grant you comfort and peace during this time. I know it’s bitter-sweet. May wonderful memories bring you comfort. Stay close to Jesus.
I had the opportunity to work with Betty at the Washington County Department of Education Central Office building for several years. She was such a previous lady! I also knew her and her husband, Stubby, through attending horse shows. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know both...
Betty Deakins and her entire familyare wonderful people. My family showed horses along with the Deakins and i have great respect for Betty and the examples she set. I will miss her greatly. Larry Kyte
So sorry to hear about Betty, she was a sweet lady. I went to church with her for years. She taught my kids in Sunday school. I loved to hear her sing in the church choir. Shes spending christmas in heaven. So sorry for your loss.
What a wonderful lady, I was so sad to see this. I will have you and your families in my prayers. She was always so kind to me.
Gail Squibb Morris
I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I just loved her❤️ She had the sweetest smile and the kindest heart. I loved to hear her sing in the choir and now she is singing in the Heaven’s choir. She was always so sweet to me and was such an encourager to me. Lynn, Lois, Denny , Matthew and family- praying for Gods comfort to surround you
Claudia Humphries Shott
My deepest condolences to Denny and Lynn and their families. I can remember Betty and Jerry coming to get me out of the sandbox at our house in Telford and taking me over to Paul and Naomi's. Betty was about 18 then and the sweetest thing ever. She was also the best cook. She will be missed.
Lynn and Denny. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. We are all Mama’s boys so I know your loss and grief are deep. May God Bless you.
Jack & Jill Leonard
Mrs. Deakins was very dear to me. I delivered her newspaper when I was a young boy. She was a great member of the food service at WCDE. Our prayers and thought to the family for their loss. God Bless, Jack & Jill
I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful woman. She always had a kind word and a warm smile to share. She is having her first Christmas in heaven. What a blessing for her. You have peace knowing where sweet Betty is. Prayers for you during this time.
Kay and Sonny Miller
Lynn and Denny I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I thought so much of her and always remember her and Lena in the Nursery at Telford Methodist. You are in my thoughts and prayers.