Betty Jane Gilliam Ward age 86, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away on April 29, 2021 at her home in Murfreesboro. She was born in Lincoln County, TN on January 5, 1935 to the late Joe Nix and Mary Wade Hamilton Gilliam.
Betty and Bob were married 63 years. She worked many years beside her husband at Normandy Community Market in Normandy, TN. Later in life she worked in the gift shop at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital and was a member of Northminister Presbyterian Church.
Betty is survived by daughters, Carol (Rob) Bragdon and a special daughter, Candice Jane Ward both of Murfreesboro; one son, Robert M. (Jan) Ward of Greeneville, TN; granddaughter, Whitney Ward, grandsons, Weston Ward, Robert Bragdon, Austin Bragdon, great granddaughter Charlotte Klumb. Also survived by sisters, Kay Gilliam Colgan, Dinah Gilliam Mahaffey, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who all loved her. Betty was preceded in death by her parents , husband, and brother Joe Nix Gilliam, Jr.
A graveside funeral service will be at 12 PM on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Riverview Memorial Gardens. Burial will be beside he husband, Charles Robert Ward, who Passed away May 26, 2018. Visitation will the family will be Sunday May 2, 2021 from 11 AM until 12 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Betty Jane Gilliam Ward.