Betty Jean Rickard DeHart, 91, of Lithia, Florida, born in Barnardsville, North Carolina on January 20, 1931, entered into eternal rest on November 16, 2022.
She was a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church and formerly of Crossroads Baptist Church, and a retired roof truss engineer for Central Florida Truss. She loved her family and church dearly, and enjoyed working.
She was preceded in death by husband John E. DeHart; and parents Thomas and Lona Rickard.
She is survived by daughter, Susan-Lynn Lewis (Rick) of Lithia; grandchildren, Sarah Lewis Nolan (Brandon), Johnathan Lewis (Emily), and Joshua Lewis; and great-grandchildren, Chloe Nolan, Abigail Nolan, Micah Nolan, Luke Nolan, Elijah Lewis, and Wyatt Lewis.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 22nd at 3:00 P.M. at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 South County Road 39, Plant City, FL, where the family received friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
A second funeral service will be held at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 2176 US Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC, on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Frank Cantrell and Pastor Brandon Nolan officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Sky View Memorial Park, 1610 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pregnancy Center of Plant City at https://support.plantcitypregnancycenter.org/give-hope.
Online condolences may be left at: www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the DeHart family with arrangements.