Graveside services for Minister Betty Jean Robinson Maloy, 81, who died July 23 at Jeff Davis Hospital, were held Aug. 1 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lumber City where Bishop William Hollis officiated.
Mrs. Maloy (Aunt Beamie) was the daughter of the late Rev. Luther Robinson Sr. and Vollie B. Garret. She married the late Fred Lee Maloy and this union lasted 33 years. They lived in Maimi, Fla., where she worked as a nurse at Mt. Sinai Hospital of Opa Locka, Fla. until she retired after 20 plus years of service. While there, she attended Holy Temple in Miami, working in many departments of the church. In later life, the couple returned to Lumber City and Aunt Beamie became a faithful member of Full Gospel Church of God. She was a Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, a Noon Day Prayer Warrior, and a Gospel Minister until her health failed. She was preceded in death by her parents, her spouse; a son-in-law, Randy Smith; her siblings, Ophelia Duncan, Doris Jordan, Luther Jr., Harry, Jackie, Darryl, and Anthony Robinson; and sister-in-law, Bettye Jean Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Johnnie Robinson of Lumber City and Troy (Dorothy) Maloy of Douglas; one daughter, Brenda Williams Smith of Lumber City; two brothers, Douglas Robinson of Florida and Winfred (Celestine) Robinson of Lumber City; three sisters, Tommie Lee Fisher of Okeechobee, Fla., Sandra Walker of Havana, Fla., and Vollie V. Smith of Eastman; three special grandchildren, Kylia and Brianna Smith of Lumber City, and Javan Robinson of New Jersey; one great-grandson, Josiah “Joe Joe” Smith and a host of relatives and friends.
Thornton’s Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.