Bettie Jean Castleberry-Hull was born September 26, 1948 in Monroe County, GA. She was the second daughter born to Otis Castleberry and Lillia Mae Wyche-Castleberry who preceded her in death.
She graduated from James J. Ferris High School. She was married to the late Bishop Leroy Johnson and from that union, her daughter Nicole was born. She later married Wallace Hull in May 1982. She was employed by Public Health Nursing Service of Jersey City until 1995, Liberty Home Care in Jersey City from 1995 to 2010 and Bayada Home Health Care in Jersey City from 2010 until she retired. A
Bettie was a member of Evangelical Gospel Tabernacle in Bayonne, NJ for over forty years where she served in many capacities such as President of the Financial Board, Willing Workers, Church Secretary, Choir, Missionaries, the Board of Directors and the Pastoral Jubilee Committee. She was known for opening her home to those in need and her legendary cooking was loved by all. Sunday dinners were a staple in her home and all were welcome. Bettie also enjoyed preparing meals for the children at her daughter Nicole’s day care center. Whether you were coming home from the hospital or a loved one needed a special meal or you just wanted to have some of her special macaroni and cheese, she always tried to accommodate those who asked.
In addition to her parents; she is preceded in death by her sister Patrina, brothers Milton and Willie, sister-in-law Dorothy, brother-in-law Daniel Hampton Lawson, nieces, Barbara, Shonda, Vanessa, nephew Bryant, great niece Janaya, great nephew Rashon Jr., godson Eric Robinson and special friend Rose Robinson.
She leaves to mourn her beloved daughter and caretaker Nicole Johnson, her husband Wallace Hull, sisters Sylvia Joyce Lawson and Brenda Sue Castleberry, brother Jackie Ray Castleberry, sisters-in-law Cynthia Braker and Jenice Castleberry, special friend whom she loved as her brother, Bishop Thomas Robinson, her bonus son, Elder Gilbert High, bonus daughters Makeni Simmons and Vera Wright , nieces Princine, Jacqueline, Lynn, Keisha, Marisha, Jacquece and Marie, nephews Edward Leroy, Jacob, Otis Bernard, Ivan, Terrell and Malcolm, great nieces and nephews Olivia, Chelsea, Jani, Marquis, Dorian and Kaden and her heartstrings; nieces Danielle Joslynn and D’Andrea Jean (her namesake who also followed in her culinary footsteps) and nephew Rashon Marquis, special friends Ola Gamillion, Philanda Carter, Lolita Campbell, Alma Dabney (whom she lovingly referred to as her Quiet Storm) and a host of beloved godchildren, family and friends.