Obituary: Betty Jean Futrell Woodson

Ms. Woodson, a longtime resident of the Ocoee area, died April 30, 2021.

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Betty Jean Futrell Woodson, a long-time resident of the Ocoee area, died April 30, 2021, at her home, surrounded by family.

Born on Dec. 24, 1930, in Mayfield, Kentucky, to Paul and Roxie Futrell, Betty was the youngest of nine children. She married Sherman Ray Woodson in 1950 and had three children, Paul Thomas, Carol Price and Cynthia Diane.

Betty retired from both General Electric Corporation and Orange County Sheriff’s Department of Corrections. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved God and her church. Betty had a smile that would light up a room and a wit that could bring down the house.

Betty is survived by her son, Paul Thomas Woodson (Svetlana); her daughters, Carol Woodson Sims and Cynthia Woodson Boyd; her grandchildren, Gregory M. Sims (Cheryl), Leighanne Sims Burchfield (Thomas); her great-grandchildren, Genevieve, Isabelle, Roxie, Grant and Harris; and bonus grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Columbus, Georgia, and Ukraine. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sherman (1998), and her dear son-in-law, John (2015).

Services will be held at Starke Lake Baptist Church, 611 West Ave., Ocoee 34761, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021. Memorial gifts may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation,


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