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Betty Statham

May 21, 1928 — August 18, 2022

Mrs. Betty Carlisle Statham was welcomed into the Heavenly Kingdom at 94 years old on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

The visitation will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 pm. The funeral and graveside services will follow at 2:00 pm in Jefferson Memorial Gardens (Garden of the Christus).

Betty Statham is preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, William Richard Statham, Sr. (Bill); her parents Fred and Ethel Carlisle; and her two sisters Barbara Head and Vivian Carlisle.

She is survived by her two children: Richard Statham (and his wife Bette) and Betsy Threadgill; her four grandchildren: Daniel Threadgill (and his wife Alicia), Leigh Etheridge (and her husband Chad), Drew Statham and Trey Statham; her eight great-grandchildren: Caleb Threadgill, Kinstyn Foster, Reagan Threadgill, Shiloh Etheridge, Riley Threadgill, Rainey Threadgill, Zade Etheridge, and Beckett Threadgill; and her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who loved her dearly.

She was born in Birmingham, AL in 1928. She graduated from Phillips High School. Early in 1947 she met Bill Statham and on August 9 that year they were married. She and Bill loved to travel - they visited Portugal, Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, New England, California, Nevada and more. She was an active member of North Shelby Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and gardener. She loved teaching Sunday school, playing games with her friends and spending time with her family. In 2007 she wrote her life story and in it she stated that her greatest desire for her family "is that all of you will know, love and be obedient to our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord, and we will all meet Bill in Heaven when we come face to face with our Lord."

She will be dearly missed here on earth, but we have comfort knowing she is worshipping Jesus her Savior in Heaven because her soul has journeyed home. She is now face to face with her Lord as she is presently beholding Jesus even more clearly than John did on the Isle of Patmos. [He was] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. (Revelation 1:13-16) We look forward to the day we join her in seeing Jesus face to face, not in fear, but in the great hope of our salvation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Women's Ministry Fund at North Shelby Baptist Church, 4100 Belcher Drive, Birmingham , AL 35242.

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