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Betty Iona Christian Likens, 59 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000184 EndHTML:0000003203 StartFragment:0000002443 EndFragment:0000003167 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/10-11-11/obits/likens.doc Ms. Betty Iona Christian Likens, age 59, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 5, 2011 at the Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, TN.  Funeral Arrangements for Ms. Betty Iona Christian Likens will be conducted Friday, October 7, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Daniel Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Purtle Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers were Blake Roddy and Tyler Law. Serving as Active Pallbearers were Paul Munday, William Quillen, Jacob Sullivan, Chase Sullivan, Chris Sullivan, Zack Roddy, and Chris Roddy. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000184 EndHTML:0000004944 StartFragment:0000002632 EndFragment:0000004908 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/10-11-11/obits/likens.doc

Betty was born on August 8, 1952 in Wilson County, Tennessee to the late John Elmer Christian and Edna May Guffey Christian. Betty started out driving a Taxi Cab in Gallatin, Tennessee for several years. Later on, she went to work as a Certified Nursing Tech for over ten years. Mom had been employed by Royal Care, The Palace Care & Rehab and had recently worked for Sumner Healthcare, until she became disabled.  
We would like to say thank you to everyone for everything they have done for us in our time of need. If you knew our mama, you knew how much she loved each of us. She loved us all the same but in her on way. She was very proud of all of her kids and grandkids, for the people they have become. Our mom was kind to everyone she knew, she was forgiving, never judged anyone, and always telling us to never give up. You may struggle but always turn to the Lord and he will always help you through anything. The stories from all of her dearest friends are a testimony to my mom and the life she lived. I know she loved you so and would have been thankful for all you have done for us. I know my mom is with God in Heaven and although she didn’t have many worldly goods, she had something no one could take away from her, her salvation. I know now mama has seen the pearly white gates, streets of gold and a mansion. I too, someday will join her in heaven. With all of our loved ones that have gone on before us. Although she is not here she will forever remain in our hearts. Mama we love you, this is not goodbye this is, talk at you later.
Betty is survived by; Sons, Bobby (Reba) Sullivan, John (Bridget) Sullivan all of Bethpage, TN, Eugene Allen Roddy, William (Amber) Quillen all of Red Boiling Springs, TN, Daughter, Regina (Tony) Law of Lafayette, TN, Brothers, Tommy (Gertie) Christian of Lafayette, TN, Hubert (Peggy) Christian of Portland, TN, Joe and wife Gail Christian of Cottontown, TN, 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.