Betty Ann Hardwick Donalson

Published 9:48 am Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Betty Ann Hardwick Donalson, 88, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Phillips and Rev. Marty Anderson officiating.  Interment will be at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Betty Ann Hardwick was born March 22, 1932 in Faceville, Ga., the daughter of Percy and Lillian Wells Hardwick. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1949. Betty retired from GA Power after twenty two years as a customer service representative. She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she served on various committees. Many consider Betty a pillar of the church.

Two things about “Miss” Betty: she loved her Lord and she was ALWAYS dressed to the nines. She could give you a quick run down of inventory at Belk, though she could find a little something to purchase most anywhere. Her smile made her approachable and her love for others made you want to stay within reach. She unselfishly gave of herself as a caretaker for her husband and the best mama & grandmama to the children she delighted in. “Miss” Betty enjoyed vegetable gardening and cooking. Never did those who sat at her table go without a bite to eat and a word of encouragement.

Survivors include her children, Randy & Janice Martin, Beth & Bill Josey, and Lisa Donalson, all of Bainbridge; her grandchildren, Kristina, Katie, Selena, and Lee; her great-grandchildren, Kayden, Liam, Shelby, Morgan, Blake, and Holden; and her great-great-grandchild, Jayden. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Donalson; and her brother, W.A. Hardwick; and her step-daughter, Rita White.