Betty Jo Ross Neyens


Betty Jo Ross Neyens (Betty Jo) of Austin, Texas was born in Leander Texas on 9-11-1930 to Jim & Bernice Law Ross. She was a graduate of Liberty Hill High School’s old red brick building. She worked and worshiped with Brentwood Church of Christ’s satellite congregation at the Village Christian Apartments where she and Sis lived since 2002.

She got involved with the church there while visiting her aunts and uncle that lived at the complex making many additional friends. She would offer rides to residents who had no individual transportation to get to doctor’s appointments or do errands and started joining in on their day excursions to museums, centers and festivals.

She retired from the Texas State Highway Department in 1993 after a 35-year career and started volunteering full time at Village Christian. She became a Volunteer Assistance Coordinator for the Events Director there at the apartments. She loved her work and friends. She worked up until the time COVID-19 caused them to quarantine and she could no long see to drive.

She is survived by: Son, James A. Neyens and wife Marty; Daughters, Shirley Neyens and Patty Stephens and husband Johnny; Granddaughters, Felicia Wilson and husband Michael, Erica Stephens, Jamey Kessler and husband Bill, Tara Weeks and husband Scott, and Natalie Neyens; Great-grandchildren, Olivia Wilson, Liam Wilson, Lillian Weeks, Heidi Kessler, Charlotte Weeks and William Kessler III; Brothers, James Duff Ross and wife Yvonne and Taylor Metcalfe; Sister, Nellie “Winky” Traynor; many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James E Ross and Bernice Willetta Law Ross; Sisters, Edna Faye, Carolyn Gauthier and Sue Metcalfe; and Brother, Tom Traynor.

The family wishes to extend their thanks to everyone for their condolences and prayers during this time and the wonderful service at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

If you would like to visit with the family please join us at Johnny and Patty’s home at 4851 CR 200, Liberty Hill, TX 78642.