Betty Jane Hissom Send Condolences6/3/1932 - 5/22/2011
Mrs. Betty Jane "BJ" Mullins Hissom, 78, of Charleston, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at CAMC General Division.
"BJ" was a Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother. She was an employee of Governor Bob Wise for many years and received the Distinguished West Virginian Award in 2003. She attended Guthrie Baptist Church and was proudly a life-long resident of West Virginia. BJ lived and died in the mountains, hills and hollows that she so dearly loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lovell and Lena Mullins, her husband Ernest Hissom, sister Leona Mullins Lanham, and brother Charles Mullins.
"BJ" is survived by her daughter Vickie Botkins Koogler of Mechanicsville, VA, step-daughters Tonya Hissom Milam of North Carolina, Mary Hissom Marian of Stamping Ground, KY, sons Robert Botkins of Blacksburg, VA, Gregory Botkins and wife Sherry of Lavelette, WV, step-son Ernest Hissom,Jr. of Charleston, SC,sister Barbara Mullins Huddleston of Clendenin, WV, brothers Don Mullins of Cameron, NC, Roger "Chip" Mullins of Blue Creek, WV,grandchildren Jessica Koogler, Zachariah Botkins, Luke Koogler,Seth Botkins, Ernest Hissom, Ill, great-grand -daughter Lena Koogler, special aunt Juanita Kelley of Columbus, Ohio and many loving nieces and nephews.
A celebration of "BJ's" life will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, May 26, 2011at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 600 Old Fort Street, Cedar Grove, WV with Rev. Melvin Sizemore and Ministers Zach Botkins and Seth Botkins officiating. Entombment will follow in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens,Glasgow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in honor of "BJ' to the American Cancer Society, Hubbard Hospice House, 1001Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV, or Guthrie Baptist Church,P.O. Box 13126, Charleston, WV 25360.
American Cancer Society
Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
Guthrie Baptist Church, PO Box 13126, Charleston, WV 25360
Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Cooke Funeral Home.
Cooke Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Rev. Melvin Sizemore and Ministers Zach Botkins and Seth Botkins officiating.