Bettie Jean Wyatt
Bettie Jean “BJ” Wyatt, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on April 15, 2019.
A memorial service will be held for BJ on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at Tehuacana Baptist Church. A meal will be held at the church beforehand at 12:30 p.m.
BJ was born on Sept. 4, 1933, in Wenatchee, Wash., to Morgan and Loretta Plumb.BJ met Chuck in December 1962 at the Bremerton Revival Center in Bremerton, Wash. They were married after a short courtship on July 12, 1963, a friendship that lasted over 55 years.
BJ followed Chuck from base to base for 18 and a half years with the United States Navy. During this time, she worked with children by starting several Children’s Churches, teaching and preaching wherever she went. She also pastored the Assembly of God Church in Newport, R.I. Upon Chuck’s retirement from the Navy, she became a foreign missionary with her husband. She served with Chuck in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where she preached and taught ladies in a brush arbor church. On Guam, she was a teacher, preacher and school principal at a school for grades K-12. In Japan, she taught English as a Second Language. She served in Haiti as a teacher, counselor and office administrator.
When she moved to Tehuacana with Chuck, she worked at the Trinity Institute, where she managed the facility. Some of her responsibilities included decorating for guests, managing the office, and greeting the visitors and guests. She also taught Sunday school at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Mexia and First Baptist Church of Tehuacana. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed.
BJ is survived by her husband, Chuck Wyatt, of Tehuacana; her sons Michael Wyatt and Stephen Wyatt, of Portsmouth, Va.; and sisters Mary Skelton and Ellen Fields, both of Washington state. She has six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.