Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) 
and its Executive Board of Directors is mourning the loss of 
Betty J. Johnson-Risker
SAFE Executive Board Member 
and SAFE's Executive Director, Kalyn Risker's Mother.
Betty J. Johnson-Risker was a Founding member of SAFE's Executive Board of Directors and faithfully served until she unexpectedly passed on November 15, 2013.
Betty J. Risker, was an awesome Executive Board member of SAFE who actively sought out sponsors, donations.  She volunteered and assisted survivors of domestic violence that participate in SAFE's programs.  In addition, she represented SAFE at various community outreach events, domestic violence task force and steering committee meetings.  
Betty was innovative and passionate in her approach to supporting the work of ending violence against all women.  Betty bridged the gap for senior citizen survivors of domestic violence to connect with SAFE services.  As a result many senior survivors received the support they needed to become financially independent from abuse.   Her energy and zeal for SAFE engaged all she connected with.  
Betty J. Johnson Risker was a Mother, Grandmother, community advocate and faithful Christian believer who loved others and encouraged everyone she met. 
Betty J. Johnson-Risker's presence will forever be missed but her legacy will continue to live on.

Homegoing Celebration for Betty Jean Johnson-Risker


Viewing - Friday, November 29, 2013

2:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Butler Funeral Home

12140 Morang, Detroit, Michigan 48224


Homegoing Services - Saturday, November 30, 2013

Family Fellowship 10:30 am

Funeral Service 11:00 am

Hope Evangelical Ministries

4600 Livernois Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48210


Family and friends are requested to wear any shade of blue or blue accessories 

which was her favorite color



Woodlawn Cemetery

19972 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48203



Click here to post condolences on the Butler Funeral Home website



Condolences and Memorial Gifts can be forwarded to:

Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment
269 Walker Street #721

Detroit, Michigan 48207