Cover photo for Betty Jean Willing's Obituary
Betty Jean Willing Profile Photo
1937 Betty 2013

Betty Jean Willing

January 6, 1937 — June 13, 2013

Mrs. Betty Jean Barton Willing

Aiken—Mrs. Betty Jean Barton Willing age 76 went home peacefully surrounded by her family at her residence, Thursday June 13, 2013.  She was the loving wife of Mr. Austin Willing and daughter of the late Mr. Frampton Barton and Mrs. Pearl Key Barton.

A celebration of her life service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday June 18, 2013 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Rev. Taylor Wells officiating.  Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Park. Mrs. Willing will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.

Mrs. Willing was born and lived all her life in Aiken SC.  She retired in 1999 after 14 years of service as secretary at South Aiken Presbyterian Church and previously served as the secretary for many years at St. Paul Lutheran Church when it was located on Laurens Street.  Mrs. Willing was a former member of the Pilot Club of Aiken and was a 1953 graduate of Windsor High School. She was an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church and the Bible Ladies Sunday School Class.

Additional survivors include one son, Alan (Brenda) Willing, Aiken; two daughters, Ann (Allen) Seigler, Aiken, Tammy (Louis) Visnyai, Aiken; three brothers, Thomas (Roslyn)Barton, Aiken, Charles (Lynette) Barton, Aiken, Ronnie (Karon) Barton, Edgefield; two sisters, Iris Padgett, Aiken, Joann Keatts, Monetta; five grandchildren Jake (Heather) Ramsey, Emilee Ramsey, Valerie (Micheal) Zielinski, Chris Seigler, Allison Visnyai; two great grandchildren Anslee Zielinski, Olivia Ramsey, and a number of nieces, nephews and couisins.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Chris Seigler, Micheal Zielinski, Jake Ramsey, Chuck Barton, Robbie Willing, and Tim Barton.  The Honorary Pallbearers will be the Bible Ladies Sunday School Class of Shiloh Baptist Church.

The family suggest that memorials may be made to the WMU c/o Shiloh Baptist Church 3925 Shiloh Church Road, Aiken, SC, 29801. The family would like to express a gratitude of thanks to Dr. Lana Jackson at the Medical College of Georgia and to the Staff of Regency Hospice for all their compassion and Care that was given to Mrs. Willing during her illness.

A visitation with the family will be held 6-8 pm, Monday June 17, 2013 at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY (118 BYPASS) AIKEN, SC 29801.  803-648-7175. Please sign the online registry at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty Jean Willing, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation (Public)

Monday, June 17, 2013

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cole Funeral Home & Cremations Service


Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Starts at 2:00 pm

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 22

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree