Monday, October 26, 2009

My Sweet Aunt Betty

My Sweet Aunt Bett

Remember about two years ago I had a post about my Sweet Uncle Joe, well this one is about his wife.

My uncle was determined to keep her at home. She had Alzheimer's but she still knew who he was. When he passed away I don't think she even knew it was Joe although her children took her to the funeral home and to his funeral. But maybe she did.

The children were just as determined to keep her at home, if there was any way possible. One of her great-grandchildren came to stay with "Granny" and was her caregiver for the rest of Bett's life. She lived two years and three days after her husband's passing. Her children still came every Sunday to have dinner with Mama. That was something Betty had always done. They took turns cooking and whoever could, came to sit around the table as they had done every Sunday.

I'm sure they are going to miss Mama so much. They all said they know Daddy has been waiting by the gate for Mama to get there.

So this post is a tribute to My Sweet Uncle Joe and My Sweet Aunt Betty.

Betty B. Whaley October 23, 2009


Betty B. Whaley 80 died Friday
Graveside service will be held Monday 2:00 P. M. Edgecombe Memorial Park with Chaplain
Dan Davis officiating.
Mrs. Whaley was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joe Whaley and a son
Johnny Whaley.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Ann Bottoms, Tarboro
Judy Hucks, Tarboro
Nancy Williams White, Rocky Mount
Son, Frankie Lee Whaley, Greenville
Sisters & Brothers, Esther Ammons, Robert Blackmon, Mary Herring
James Blackmon, Annie Pearl Ammons & Katherine Ammons
7grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren
Family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral Home, Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 P. M.
and other times at the home.

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Margaret Cloud said...

It is always hard to loose an icon of the family. They always seem to be the glue to hold everyone in place, so sorry and I am saying a prayer.

Pat said...

What a apecial and loving mother she must have been to have her children care for her so says so much. Also, her children must be awfully fine people. My deepest sympathy and condolences at the passing of this precious saint.

Deborah Wilson said...

Sending you and your family condolences, Ann.

Betty and Joe sound like they were two very sweet and humble people. And I'm sure that Joe was waiting for her.

Sandy said...

This is a great picture that I didn't have. Joe and Bet will be so missed by all.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh my...and don't you know that Joe was standing by the stile, waiting to welcome her home?
lovely tribute!

janie said...

I would say they did a fine job of raising their kids. I hope my children will care for me half as well.

A lovely tribute to your Aunt and Uncle, Anne. My condolences.

Annie said...

My sympathy to you and your family. This is a lovely tribute to your aunt. I know she is happy to be reunited with Uncle Joe!

Janean said...

what a sweet story about your aunt. i too have an aunt betty.

Uncle Joe said...

What a sweet lady!
My mom's name is Betty, so I'm a bit prejudiced here...

Pen Pen said...

what a sweet post... I'm glad they were able to keep her at home the whole time. :)