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Betty Joyce Mishoe Jones was born August 24, 1946 in the Bucksport Community of Conway, South Carolina to the late Boston and Beulah (Rawls) Mishoe. Betty, the youngest of 16 received her early education in Conway, South Carolina. Betty Spiritual roots were planted and nourished at Salem AME Church in Conway where her father served as Steward and mother served as a Missionary.
Betty graduated from Whittemore High School in 1963 and subsequently worked as a long-term substitute teacher in the Horry County Public School System for the 1963-1964 school year. Upon completing her teaching assignment in 1964, Betty relocated to Washington, DC to attend Cortez W. Peters Business College. Upon graduation, Betty gained employment at Woodward & Lothrop as a buyer for the DC store.
Betty met and married Author L. Jones of North Carolina on July 31, 1982. To this union, three children were born. Upon relocating to the Lincoln Vista Community of Lanham, Maryland in 1983, Betty joined Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church. She served on the Steward Board for over 30 years and held the office of Pro Tem under 5 pastors. Betty also served on the Pastors Aid Club, Church school, Sanctuary Choir, the Venard K. Chambers Lay Organization, and the Carrie L. Hay Missionary Society.
Betty was known throughout the region for her soul food. She often would cater evets for her church, children’s school events and family functions. Betty went back to school completing studies at Prince Georges Community College, and Howard University obtaining her food service certification for the Washington Metropolitan Area. She gained employment in the Prince Georges County Public School System as a Food Service Manager. She managed several schools however her last schools served prior to retirement in 2003 were Thomas Johnson Middle, Seabrook Elementary, and James McHenry Elementary. Betty took pride in serving good tasting and good quality food making sure no one (student, teacher, or parent) went hungry even if that meant purchasing and fixing dinner for families in need on her own. That was the essence of Betty; filling the need while respecting and uplifting people's dignity and privacy.
Many who truly knew her spirit appreciated her direct and relevant dialog. She often time would give you words of encouragement and allow you to speak freely with her on any issue you may be having. Her family viewed her as the most successful psychologist because she would provide daily counseling and encouragement to help us through rough times. She was very protective of her family and worked tirelessly to make sure her family had all they needed in life. To God be the glory for a life well lived!
Betty is survived by: her husband, Author; sons, Kendrick (Shalita), Gerald (Alicia) and Tony; step daughter: Joyce; granddaughter: Madison; Sisters: Lula Nelson, Mildred McCray, Helen (Dock) Hunt, of Conway, SC; Jessie (Lonzell) Graham of Mauldin, SC; brother in-Laws; Charles Jones of Fredericksburg VA, John (Julia) Jones of Jacksonville AR; sister in-Laws: Lillian Dudley of Rocky Mount VA, Catherine Jones and Carolyn Jones of Washington DC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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