Townsend, Betty Ann (Cleveland)

Monday, June 1, 2020
Betty Ann Townsend, 67, a longtime resident of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020 at her home. She was born in Knoxville on Jan. 11, 1953, a daughter of the late Edward Lundy and Evelyn Pressley Lundy. Betty was a member of the Liberty Gospel Tabernacle. She will forever be remembered for being a loving and caring sister, wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Junkin.

Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 48 years, Claude Townsend; one daughter, Joy Townsend; two sons, Matthew Townsend (Angela) and Robert Lundy; grandchildren, Jackson Townsend, Samuel Pinner, Ashley Lundy and her new grandson due to make his appearance in July, Jasper Townsend; one great-grandchild, Kaylee Lundy; one sister, Jo Lundy (Charles Seepe), of Athens; two brothers, Gene Vess (Data), of South Pittsburg and Eddie Lundy (Donna); and numerous other extended family members and a host of special friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 2 from noon-2 p.m. in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 2 p.m., with the Reverend Hershel Earwood officiating.

Interment will follow in the Moore's chapel cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Share a memory of Betty and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. 
Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.

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