Betty Jo Sawyer English
September 14, 1938 -
February 24, 2020

Visitation

February 27, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

February 28, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Betty Jo Sawyer English, age 81, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Erwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, beside her husband, Jimmy Thurston English.

Betty was born on September 14, 1938 in New Hope, TN to the late Lonnie Clay Sawyer and Sallie Lou Norman Sawyer Stevenson. She was a graduate of Flintville High School and a member of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ. Mrs. English enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves, going to church and studying the Bible. She will be remembered by her family for having the best “Grandma’s Sweet Tea,” and cooking meals for her family and friends to enjoy. Mrs. English raised and babysat three generations of the English family. Betty passed away on February 24, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Survivors include her sons, Buddy (Cindy) English of Fayetteville, Tim (Jessica Moore) English of Fayetteville, and Jamie (Lisa) English of Flintville; grandchildren, LeAnne (Payton) Keller, Jedidiah (Crystal) English, Katilyn English, and Maggie Moore; great-grandchildren, Cullman Graham, Ellie Graham, Emree English, Bryson English and Charlie English; and a brother, Clay (Mattie) Sawyer of Fayetteville. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. English was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremiah English; and step-father, Raymond “Floyd” Stevenson.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund, 23 Letha Thompson Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Betty Jo Sawyer English.

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7 Comments

  1. Kris & Stacey hagy

    Rest In Peace. Angel May god take you in his loving arms

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  2. Bobbie Renfro Queen

    So sorry to lose Betty Jo, our 1st cousin once removed in the Sawyer family. I reckon the only one left in that generation is her brother Clay. My sister and brother and I are generation down with my Mother Mary Connie Sawyer Renfro being a neice to great Uncle Lonnie. May the Lord help you find peace in knowing she was a good christian woman and is with all of our Sawyer family in heaven who have gone on before us.

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  3. Nancy Curry

    Mrs. Betty – a babysitter for my son and a parent volunteer for my first grade class and other classes at Highland Rim Elementary. We are grateful for her love, her support and help, her gracious and kind nature, her smile and happy spirit. She will always be a part of our memories. We send our condolences to the family for her lost. She was loved and will be missed by so many.
    With sympathy,
    Nancy Maddox Curry and Chad Maddox

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  4. mike ross

    Praying for you and your family ,Buddy.

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  5. tracy endsley

    Sorry for your loss of your loved one .Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Wanda Williams

    We’re so sorry for the great loss of Sister Jo as your Mother, grandmother great, and sister. She and Brother Jimmy was a great Christian couple that lived for God and their family. She will be greatly missed by so many. May the Lord bless you with comfort and peace at this time. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

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  7. Brenda & Joe Burns

    Such a Priceless Lady .Our Hearts ,Prayers and Love go out to each of you during your Loss. God has gained and Angel and I am sure Mr Jimmie was waiting for her.Prayers for All of her children and grandchildre and great Grandchildren and her brother Clay Sawyer! and

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7 Comments

  1. Kris & Stacey hagy

    Rest In Peace. Angel May god take you in his loving arms

    Reply
  2. Bobbie Renfro Queen

    So sorry to lose Betty Jo, our 1st cousin once removed in the Sawyer family. I reckon the only one left in that generation is her brother Clay. My sister and brother and I are generation down with my Mother Mary Connie Sawyer Renfro being a neice to great Uncle Lonnie. May the Lord help you find peace in knowing she was a good christian woman and is with all of our Sawyer family in heaven who have gone on before us.

    Reply
  3. Nancy Curry

    Mrs. Betty – a babysitter for my son and a parent volunteer for my first grade class and other classes at Highland Rim Elementary. We are grateful for her love, her support and help, her gracious and kind nature, her smile and happy spirit. She will always be a part of our memories. We send our condolences to the family for her lost. She was loved and will be missed by so many.
    With sympathy,
    Nancy Maddox Curry and Chad Maddox

    Reply
  4. mike ross

    Praying for you and your family ,Buddy.

    Reply
  5. tracy endsley

    Sorry for your loss of your loved one .Will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  6. Wanda Williams

    We’re so sorry for the great loss of Sister Jo as your Mother, grandmother great, and sister. She and Brother Jimmy was a great Christian couple that lived for God and their family. She will be greatly missed by so many. May the Lord bless you with comfort and peace at this time. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  7. Brenda & Joe Burns

    Such a Priceless Lady .Our Hearts ,Prayers and Love go out to each of you during your Loss. God has gained and Angel and I am sure Mr Jimmie was waiting for her.Prayers for All of her children and grandchildre and great Grandchildren and her brother Clay Sawyer! and

    Reply

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