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Betty J. Keller

Augusta, GA – Betty J. Keller, 83, beloved wife of Johnnie Keller Jr., (63 years) since December 12, 1959, entered into rest Thursday, July 7, 2022, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 1:00 o’clock from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors.

Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Keller, daughter of the late Willie Walker Sr. and Rosa Lee Jones Walker, was born in Waynesboro, GA.

Mrs. Keller enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and lovingly caring for her family; she was a doting mom to her boys.

Her husband would like to make note, that she was a loving wife, love, confidant, partner, and everything he could ever hope for.

Mrs. Keller was preceded in death by her son, Derek Keller.

She was 1 of 12 children; her brothers, Willie Walker Jr., Johnny Walker, Robert Walker, Billie Walker; her sisters, Lillie Mae Walker, Eddie Lee Walker Utley, Annie Mae Walker, Alice Beasley, Emily Walker, Virginia Wilson, and Patricia Walker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Craig Keller; her granddaughters, Amani and Jada; her great grandson Ayden, and a host of nieces and nephews she dearly loved.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 o’clock until time of service at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

6 responses to “Betty J. Keller”

  1. Aunt Betty,

    I am going to miss you so very much. I remember as a child being with you and Uncle Jay in the Bronx and you were always playing Stevie Wonder records and dancing around the living room. I still think about that today. You are and always will be an exquisite woman to me. I love you so much and I’m going to miss you dearly. Say hello to my Nana for me. You can rest now. Love Kim 🌹❤️

  2. Betty,

    My mother shared the story of how you both met in a New York playground while caring for children of the rich in the late 1950’s. That union was a gift from God and an eternal blessing.

    I’ve known you my entire life of 60.5 years and while my parents were instrumental in molding me into the woman I am today, you had a role in guiding me as my Godmother.

    Spending time with you as a young girl was joyous and exciting. Being in your presence was all that was needed to put a smile on my face. Our family spent tons of time together throughout the years in New York. The time that my mother, sister, nephews and son spent with you and Johnny in Georgia will be one of the most memorable road trip/ vacations I’ve ever experienced. I believe my son Nigel was around 12 years old at the time and he still remembers spending time with you and Johnny!!! ❤️❤️

    Betty I miss you. You will always be in my heart. May you rest in eternal peace.

    Love Always,

    Your Goddaughter Wanda, son Nigel, sister Brenda, nephews Marcus and Julian and bestie Mattie Rand!!!!

  3. Betty,

    My mother shared the story of how you both met in a New York playground while caring for children of the rich in the late 1950’s. That union was a gift from God and an eternal blessing.

    I’ve known you my entire life of 60.5 years and while my parents were instrumental in molding me into the woman I am today, you had a role in guiding me as my Godmother.

    Spending time with you as a young girl was joyous and exciting. Being in your presence was all that was needed to put a smile on my face. Our family spent tons of time together throughout the years in New York. The time that my mother, sister, nephews and son spent with you and Johnny in Georgia will be one of the most memorable road trip/ vacations I’ve ever experienced. I believe my son Nigel was around 12 years old at the time and he still remembers spending time with you and Johnny!!! ❤️❤️

    Betty I miss you. You will always be in my heart. May you rest in eternal peace.

    Love Always,

    Your Goddaughter Wanda, son Nigel, sister Brenda, nephews Marcus and Julian and bestie Mattie Rand

  4. We met in 1959 or 1960 in New York City on 86th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. I remember it so vividly. We were both single at the time, and ended up being Best Friends forever even after we married. It is so hard to write about us at a time like this. The Memories are so Plentiful and Real. And the Memories are my Keepsake. Rest in Peace Betty. You’ll always be in my Heart.
    Your Best Friend Mattie

  5. Dear Betty,
    I am blessed to have known you. You “are” my sister Wanda’s Godmother and by default mine also. You “are” my mother’s bestie. I am grateful for the vast memories of our time spent together in NY and GA and when y’all visited us in VA. Rest in eternal peace, Sweet One. Heaven has received an angel.

    Sincerest condolences to Johnny and the family.

    Lovingly,
    Brenda (Mattie & Jessie’s daughter)

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