May 12, 1933 ~ August 14, 2020

Born in: Shreveport, Louisiana
Resided in: Los Angeles, California

Betty Jean Poma was born on May 12, 1933 to Ernst and Virgie Lee Carson in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the age of 12, her family migrated to California where she attended Jordan Jr/High School.  It was in her last years of school, she met Felton Poma and soon they married on April 19, 1951.  From their union, 6 children were born, Felton Jr, Charles, Keith, Regina, Kenneth and Fatima. As a wife and a mother, Betty represented the true meaning of a virtuous woman.  She was always right there with her husband, living life to the fullest, whether working in the yard, painting, camping, fishing, barbecuing in the yard, watching sports; listening and assisting to all her children with regards to whatever their life’s issue may be.

Betty Poma set the pace for her family, showing them how to be strong and family oriented no matter what. On May 27, 1979, after 28 years of marriage, when unexpectedly the Lord called her husband, Felton Poma home to rest, there was no surprise that Betty continued to be that strong tower, a true matriarch, and began to spend most of her time with her family. She was baptized in 1989 at the Greater Bethany Community Church and participated in the New Members Class and activities; singing in the choir as well for some years. However, her main devotion was to her grandchildren, greats, and great greats, who affectionately called her “GG” for short. If you wanted to know where Betty was, she was attending one of their talent shows, football, basketball, or baseball games, drill team, cheer, or dance events, or any other milestone event, like their graduations.

Betty Poma was a straight out, tell you the truth person from the “Ole School” she would let you know that what it is…is what it is…period. Then, could throw on that long handle spoon. Nevertheless, Betty was warm hearted, and open socially to those she would come in acquaintance with.  She loved to be stylish when wearing her outfits, matching it up from the head to toe, nails, and feet done along with the accessories. She had a youthful spirit and the most amazing bright smile that is evident in any picture that she posed for. Classy for sure!

Well, Betty Poma the nucleus that showed her family sooo many values in this life has ascended.  Her spirit earned her wings and she flew away with the Angels to rest on August 14, 2020. She leaves to mourn her six children, Felton Jr, Charles, Keith, Regina, Kenneth, and Fatima. Her brother, Alfred Carson; Her son in-law, Anthony Robinson Sr.; Her daughter in-laws, Paula, Betty, Andrea, and Lena. her brother in-law, Michael Poma, and her sister in-laws, Elzora Cannon, Alfreda Davis, Elodia, and Anita Poma. 14 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren, and a host of many more relatives and close friends.

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  1. candle 4Sending our prayers and condolences to the family may our lord savior be with this family and continue giving them strength and courage threw their time of loss may god bless you amen

  2. candle 1Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God comfort and provide you all with the strength that’s needed. Love always

  3. candle 1Our deepest sympathy. May God comfort and provide you all with the strength that’s needed. Love always

  4. candle 4Michael & Denise Johnson
    We send our Condolences, Love and our ongoing Prayers for Your Great Family that the Comfort and Strength of God will Carry you through this time of Bereavement. Please know we are here for You…

  5. candle 7Peace, Love and Blessings to the Poma family, Robinson and Johnson family, granddaughters, grandsons, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. Mrs. Betty Poma you will truly be missed for you are a beautiful spirit. You definitely had the fountain of youth and style every time I saw you with your amazingly beautiful smile. You have gained your wings and are an Angel now. I know you will be covering your family with your love, hugs and warmth day by day, minute by minute and every second spiritually. Fatima and Regina I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and will be praying for your strength and healing always. Sons, stay humble and prayerful for your Mom is absent from the body and is present with the Lord. Remember all of the good days to get you through the pain. Sending much prayer and an abundance of support your way. Love you all.
    Mrs. Betty Poma’s light will shine forever and ever.
    Always the Jeffery’s
    Toi-Shawnn McGlover-Jeffery and Family

  6. candle 1My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God grant you peace and strength during this time. May she rest in power.

  7. candle 5Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of knowing Grandma Betty and she was an amazing woman. Her presence will be truly missed but never forgotten. RIH beautiful.

  8. candle 8My heartfelt Condolences for the loss of your family matriarch, who will be cherished always. May God’s grace comfort you during this time and fill your heart with the many memories of Mrs. Poma.

  9. candle 4She was a strong rock for the entire family and her presence will be forever missed rest in heaven cause I know u made grandma 👌

  10. candle 7Moms,
    I am going to miss our phone conversations we often had about family, God, sports, and just about life. You were the best mom any man could ask for. Thank you for holding things together after God called Pops home. “You did good,” was what I said to you the day before you left this earth. I am not sad because I know that some day I will see you again. Rest in heaven my beautiful queen.
    Your Son, Charles

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