Betty Lorraine (Scott) Tucker
Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes
28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640
(p) 740-286-2010 (f) 740-286-5640
Betty Lorraine (Scott) Tucker, age 82, of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born December 25th, 1939, daughter of the late John and Effie Scott.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Becky A. Tucker; granddaughters, Josie M. (Cody C.) Rader, Jessica Ridgeway, and Jacklynn Gilliland; great-grandson, Owen I. Rader; brother, Bill (Barb) Scott; sister, Libby (Paul) Wyant; brother-in-law, Roger Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack F. Tucker; her brother, Raleigh (Mary) Scott; and her sisters, Mary Johnson and Barbara “Barbie” Ruff.
Betty was a beloved wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born in Kentucky, but as an infant the family moved to Jackson, Ohio-the place she calls home.
She worked at the Markay Theater as a teen and loved talking about her Ford Henry T. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, class of 1957. She worked as a waitress at Noel’s King Boy where she met her husband, Jack and later married on June 6th, 1959, at the Christ United Methodist Church. Together later they had their 350-acre farm on Lake Katherine Road where she enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and raising her daughter and granddaughters.
She also enjoyed working at Mourning’s Office Supply for the late Judge Tom Mitchell at the Jackson County Courthouse and was the CSEA supervisor at the Jackson County Department of Job & Family services where she retired in 2005. Also, she was a real estate agent for Appalachian Realty. She and her daughter obtained their licenses together.
Betty loved collecting antique dishes and jewelry, but most of all loved her family dearly. She loved helping others in need and was the sunshine in the lives of her family and friends. Betty was baptized in 1979 at the First Baptist Church and continued her journey of faith which passed down to her family. In her last years, she enjoyed going to church with her family at Centerpoint Community Church in Chillicothe.
She is better known as Betty Boop or “BB’ to her grandchildren, made the best “doodad” sandwiches and deviled eggs, and loved the color pink. She was a hard worker-it was nothing to see her chasing cows on the farm before work. She loved her Lord and had so much joy in seeing His face in Heaven. She is and will always be dearly loved by all who knew her well.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, November 28th, 2022, from 12-2PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will follow at 2PM with Pastor Matt McKee officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Betty’s granddaughter’s non-profit ministry, Faith & Fitness. We also ask all who attend her viewing and service to wear bright colors, especially pink.