Mary Elizabeth "Betty" White, 87, of Holly Hill, South Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born on February 12, 1935 in Charleston, West Virginia she was a daughter of the late Wilma Shamblen Berry Brock and Richard Berry. Betty was lovingly raised by her grandparents, Rudye and Helen Shamblen.
Betty served as the secretary of the First Baptist Church of Holly Hill for 32 years. Betty was very active at the church, serving as a Deacon, WMU Director, Sunday School Teacher, choir member and Kindergarten teacher. "Betty's Pen" where she shared her words of wisdom, experiences, and Bible scriptures was published in the church newsletter weekly. Betty was known in the community as a Prayer Warrior. Among her interests included being a member of the Holly Hill Music Club and the Eastern Star, teaching calligraphy, as well as attending and watching sporting events.
Betty is survived by daughters, Pamela Gaddy (Tom) of Florence and Amy Crowe (Dale) of Holly Hill; sons, Joseph (Jody) White II (Laura) of McDonough, Georgia. and Mark White (Debbie) of Lexington; grandchildren, Bethany Russell (Bradley), Jordan Barrett, Gretchen Haynie (Brandon), Jake Barrett (Abby), Aubrey Oglesby (Chad), Ty Crowe, Savannah Roof (Grayson), Caleb White, Trace Crowe, and Taylor White (Josh); great grandchildren, Luke, Millie Cate, Hogan, Henley, Harper, Connor, Hank, Laney, Callie, Levi, and Adelyn; and a brother, Donnie Brock (Melissa).
Betty is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Joe White, who was her high school sweetheart; her parents and grandparents; infant son, Jeffery White and brother, Ronnie Brock.
The service will be held Friday, August 26, 2022, 1:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Holly Hill; the family will receive friends at a celebration of Betty's life in the fellowship hall following the service. The burial will be held privately by the family in Holly Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holly Hill First Baptist Church, PO Box 235, Holly Hill, SC, 29059.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at avingerfh.com/.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Rd, Holly Hill, SC 29059.