Betty Aileen (Johnson) Jude

August 25, 1927 ~ June 21, 2021 (age 93)


Betty Aileen Jude, longtime resident of Buckingham Courthouse, Virginia passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 21st, 2021 in Spring, Texas. Born in Gretna, Virginia on August 25th, 1927 to parents Lorena and Price Johnson. Betty was raised in Williamson, West Virginia, the eldest child in her family with five brothers and one sister. Betty attended Williamson High School, worked for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, and was an avid member of the East Williamson Baptist Church.

Betty married Glenn Jude on July 28th, 1949 at her parent’s house on Peter Street. Betty and Glenn moved around the world, traveling with the U.S. Air Force. Betty dedicated her time to raising her four girls: Priscilla, Sandra, Amelia, and Cynthia. Betty spent her entire life volunteering and supporting her churches and communities.

After retirement, Betty and Glenn settled down in Buckingham Courthouse, Virginia where they became members of the First Baptist Church of Dillwyn. She was active in numerous church and community programs including: Friends of the Library, Women’s Club, Red Hat Society, and James River Baptist Association. In addition to her philanthropy, Betty was known for her creative talents including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, quilting, sewing, writing, and more. Betty won numerous awards for her talents in her creative endeavors.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Price and Lorena Johnson, brothers Oscar “Pete” Johnson and Randall Johnson, husband Glenn Jude, and daughters Sandra Jude and Amelia Chapman.

Betty is survived by her daughters Priscilla Smith and Cynthia Richard, grandchildren Rosemary Richard and Miriam Richard, son-in-laws David Smith, Gary Chapman, and Thomas Richard. Betty is remembered by her brothers Wallace Johnson, George Johnson, Gerald “Jerry” Johnson, and sister Bonnie Lucas as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services for Betty Jude are being arranged through Dunkum Funeral Home, please visit their website, for more information about final services and donations made in her honor. 

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Funeral Service
June 30, 2021

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church - Dillwyn
16980 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

July 1, 2021

12:00 PM
Culpeper National Cemetery
305 US Ave
Culpeper, VA 22701


Historic Buckingham Inc.
P O Box 152, Buckingham VA 23921

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