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Obituary: Betty Jane “BJ” Frew

Betty Jane “BJ” Frew, a native and long-time resident of Birmingham, passed away on Dec. 30.

She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frew on Feb. 20, 1927, in Birmingham. She graduated from high school in 1945 and graduated from Howard College on June 6, 1949. She enrolled at Seminary Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in September of 1950 and graduated with her masters in May of 1952. She served as Youth Director at Beech Street Baptist Church in Texarkana, AR from June 1952 until April 1955. She later served as Youth Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson, MS from May 11, 1955, until Sept. 28, 1958. In September of 1958, BJ started her journey as Baptist Student Union Director at Hinds Community College; she retired after 35 years of service on June 1, 1992. BJ was a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church for several years.

She was devoted to her faith and very passionate about her work. BJ is survived by her niece, Carol Lynne Dye (Tom); her nephews, Donald R. Brannon and David F. Brannon (Philip); one great-niece and several great-nephews.

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