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Betty Jean Willie
  • November 26, 1928
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  • January 24, 2023

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Betty Jean (Fox) Willie of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. Betty Jean was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to Lex and Mary Fox on November 26, 1928.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lex and Mary (Hicks) Fox; father of children, Jonas Willie; sisters, Gwendolyne Pack and Kathleen Dees; and brother, Lex Fox.

She is survived by her daughter, Janis Woods (husband Paul Woods) of Hawaii; son, Jonas Willie (wife Janet Willie) of New York; brothers, Sequoyah Fox and Quentin Fox; grandchildren, Wendy Marks (husband Ikaika Marks), and Jessica Keller (partner Andrew Vant); great grandchildren (her “precious angels”), Darriene Marks, Kamryn Marks, Landon Keller, Peyton Keller, Pyper Keller; and countless friends she considered family.

Betty Jean, “BJ”, was a dedicated member of the Church of the Nazarene. Born a Native American, she was a proud member of the Cherokee Indian Nation. BJ made a career for herself as a manager for a major cosmetic company. Betty Jean was a beautiful, selfless woman who dedicated her long life to family, friends, and her church. She was loved by so many and will be deeply missed by us all.

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  1. Janice Radford lit a candle:
    08 Feb 2023
    Lit since February 8, 2023 at 2:18:38 PM

  2. Janice Radford says:
    08 Feb 2023
    I met BJ through my mother (Gertrude Russell). They shared lots of fun times, church, and both were born the same year. BJ was a very special, kind hearted, Christian lady. It didn't matter how she felt or what was going on, when asked how she was, her comment was always "I am so blessed." I was indeed blessed by knowing BJ and having her in my life. You are now blessed at the throne of God, my precious friend ❤️

  3. Jan Woods posted an image:
    01 Feb 2023
    In memory of  Three Sisters, Mom,  Aunt Kathleen, and  Aunt Gwendolyne
    In memory of Three Sisters, Mom, Aunt Kathleen, and Aunt Gwendolyne

  4. Justin and Ellen says:
    30 Jan 2023
    Miss Betty became our very first friend when we moved to Florida. Then she became a family to us. She loved so many and was loved by many. Miss Betty loved the Lord and she was thankful and grateful for everyday. We miss her and are grateful for the gift of her love and friendship.

  5. Diane Caruso lit a candle:
    30 Jan 2023
    Lit since January 30, 2023 at 1:15:54 PM

  6. Carole Dillehay says:
    30 Jan 2023
    Betty Jean was our friend from the day we first met her... In the recent past, my husband and I spent many fun hours with Betty Jean... church, meals at our house and restaurants on Thursdays. She called us everyday ! She was an inspiration to be around ...and shared many stories with us.. Our entire family loved her including our grandchildren.. We really miss her and will never forget her !

  7. Sherry Fox Taylor says:
    30 Jan 2023
    Aunt Betty Jean did not live close geographically, and we were not close in age, but we maintained connection through the years. I followed her footsteps in selling Avon and she gave me some of her “antique “ products that she had collected. I loved getting letters from her and she shared pictures of ancestors with me. I’m guilty of not answering her last letter to me and I regret that. She will definitely be missed!

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