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Betty B. Johnson

Betty B. Johnson, age 87, of Aiken, SC, entered into rest on Sunday June 7th, 2020.

She is survived by her sons, Chris Thigpen (Jenny Morse) of Mt. Pleasant, SC & Mike Thigpen of Gilbert, SC, grandson, Michael Thigpen of Lexington, SC, and dear friend and former caregiver, Alice Lowe of Graniteville, SC.

She was preceded in death by her eldest son, William Brant Thigpen.

As a young woman, Betty was active in civic and volunteer affairs. She founded the Aiken Diabetes Association and served as the former Chair, was the former chair of Aiken County Heart Association benefit, and former Vice President and President of Aiken’s Town and Country Club. In her professional life, Betty worked for Senator Strom Thurmond as his executive assistant in Washington, DC, and later served in the administrations of five different governors of the state of SC before retiring from state service in 1999. She was a breast cancer survivor, a loving mother, and a beloved, faithful, and caring friend to all that knew her. 

A private family graveside service will be held on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 at 2pm at the Historic Graniteville Cemetery with Pastor Alan Quarles officiating. The interment will immediately follow. The family will receive friends from 1pm until 1:45pm at the funeral home.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main Street. Graniteville, SC 29829 has been entrusted with these arrangements. If you wish to send an expression of sympathy you may visit the online tribute wall at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Chris, Mike and Michael, I was so glad to see you at the service for your mother/grandmother. You have my sincere sympathy, praying for God to grant you His peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. I know you will cherish your many wonderful memories. I, too, have many great memories of our fun times together when we were young. Betty accomplished so much and had a great life until she was no longer able to take care of herself. I was so glad to visit with her at NHC when we shared so many talks of our many memories. She is now at peace and able to be well again, and one day we will meet her again if we only believe and accept Jesus as our Savior. You did a great job with her service; she looked beautiful and the flowers could not have been more beautiful. She loved you boys and talked about you often when I visited her. Take care of yourselves - Betty's cousin, Helen Brown Redd

Helen Brown Redd Jun 22 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to Betty's family in this sad time. Betty was a dear friend and neighbor for many years. We shared alot of good times together.

Charlene Goodman Jun 12 2020 12:00 AM

In loving memory of Betty, cousins forever. Memories will last a lifetime, she is walking with angels in heaven and meeting loved ones. We say goodbye today but will say hello in the future. Love and thoughts forever in our hearts.

Henry & Elise Faulkner Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of times shared with Betty in High School and much later visiting her at NHC. My sincere sympathy is extemnded to her family. May God bless you and give you peace.
Nelle Hatcher Murrell

Nelle H. Murrell Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM