Betty J. Tompkins, 91, died peacefully at home surrounded by her
family on November 12, 2020 in Ravena, NY. Professionally, Betty was
a school bus driver for Laidlaw Transit for many years. However,
Betty's life was truly dedicated to serving the Lord and sharing the
good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. So many lives have been
changed, souls have been saved directly and indirectly from Betty's
personal ministry it's impossible to account for them all.
She loved and prayed ceaselessly for her family, kids, grandkids,
and great-grandkids...and many of them have gone on to carry out
work in the ministry from becoming pastors, missionaries, and
leaders in their local churches. But God does know how many people's
lives she's changed. So, on Nov 12th, we know beyond a shadow of a
doubt she heard the beautiful words "Well done, good and faithful
servant!" as she entered the gates of heaven.
Betty is survived by her children Bruce O'Brien (Nancy), Linda Reed
(Art), Jodi Cole (Bob), Robin Augustine (Tom), David O'Brien
(Linda), Lisa West (Bill), Karen Waddingham (John), Lance O'Brien
(Jen), Joyce Irwin, Donna Johnson and Darlene Reilly (Jim), 37
grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren,
her sister, Joan Gifford, and many nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Clifford, her son Mark O'Brien, mother
Margaret Bailey Gifford, father Charles W. Gifford, her brothers
Ray, Ken, Albert, and Marvin Gifford, her sisters Mildred Crosier
and Margaret McGrail.
Services will be private. A virtual Celebration of Life will be held
www.victorychurchma.com. This event will take place on Monday,
November 23rd at 7 PM
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to
Community Hospice Foundation, Gift Processing Center, 310 South
Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208 or online at
www.communityhospice.org and would be appreciated.