Betty Jo Morgan Day


Betty Jo Morgan Day, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019 surrounded by her loved ones. Her devotion to her husband Robert, her family and her firm belief in God supported her through the challenges with her illness.
Betty was born in Ox (Indian Creek), West Virginia to the late Bernard Wade and Margaret Jane (Short) Morgan, a coal miner, grocery store owner and Justice of the Peace and homemaker respectively. Her family were descendants of the Wyoming County pioneer families, John Cooke Sr. and Thomas Morgan. She was the oldest of five children and began attending church at an early age and had many dear friends and family members in the community.
She married her high school sweetheart Robert Day after he returned from serving in the Army in World War 2. They began their journey into the ministry by starting a Church of God in New Haven, Connecticut. They pastored many churches in Connecticut, Florida and West Virginia. She was blessed with many friends within the Church of God as she and her husband served the church faithfully for over 39 years. She was a pastor's wife at heart and was devoted to the many leadership roles within the church that she took on such playing the piano and organ which she was self-taught, leading the choir, teaching Sunday school classes, leading the ladies ministries groups, directing church Christmas plays and the church daycare. She was kind and soft-spoken and always made time for others in her church and loved being a homemaker where she enjoyed sewing, cooking, growing flowers in her yard and taking care of her husband, Robert. Together they traveled to 48 states, Canada and Mexico. Betty was also a member of the Daughter's of the American Revolution and graduated with an Associates Degree in Business from West Virginia Community College when she was in her early 50's. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate her faith in Christ.
Betty is survived by her loving and faithful husband of 70 years, Robert; her daughters Regina Day Ivey of St. Cloud, Florida, Rebecca (Fred) Culbertson of Monroe, North Carolina, Rachel (Kenny) Rivenbark of Newnan, Georgia and her son Robert Malcolm Day of Crystal River, Florida; several grandchildren, Jason Buffington of North Carolina, Justin (Elena) Day of Tampa, Florida, Matthew Day of Tampa, Florida, Madison Day of Crystal River, Florida, Katie (Chris) Jablonski of Indian Land, SC, Kyle (Jensine) Culbertson, of Monroe, North Carolina, Cole Culbertson of Monroe, North Carolina, Taylor (Jeff) Moreira of Orlando, Florida and Josh Rivenbark of Newnan, Georgia; and great grandchildren, Bailey Buffington and Skylar Buffington of Monroe, North Carolina, Devin English Delaney of San Carlos, Mexico and Kason Culbertson of Monroe, North Carolina; her sisters Shirley (Ron) Ferguson of Beckley, West Virginia; Brenda (Roy) Bradford of Pineville, West Virginia, her brothers Bob Morgan of Pineville, West Virginia and Bill Morgan of Columbus, Ohio. She also has many special nieces and nephews that she leaves behind and a special friend Julie Watkins Swanson of Tampa, Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents Bernard and Margaret Morgan of Wyoming County, West Virginia.
A viewing for Betty will be held at the Family Worship Center in Beckley Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6- 8 pm. Funeral services for Betty will also be at the Family Worship Center in Beckley, W.Va. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1 pm. The Rev. Ernest Pennington and the Rev. Stacy Dingess will be officiating the service with the grandsons serving as pallbearers. The burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Park Mausoleum in Beckley with a dinner reception following in the Fishes and Loaves building at the Family Worship Center.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Bower's House Hospice Center in Beckley for their loving care of Betty and is asking in lieu of flowers for charitable contributions to be made to the: Bower's House Hospice Center 454 Cranberry Drive Beckley, West Virginia 25801.
Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on April 8, 2019
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Karla & John Slade
Apr 09, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.