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Betty Lou Gillespie Southers

October 31, 1933 — March 25, 2024

Greenville, Sc

Betty Lou Gillespie Southers, affectionately known to all as Betty, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2024, at 90, in Greenville, SC. Born on October 31, 1933, in Easley, SC, Betty was a beacon of light and love to all who knew her.

Betty was predeceased by her beloved husband of 66 years, Bob Southers, her devoted brother Bud Gillespie, and her caring parents, Guynell Gillespie Bramlett and Haud Gillespie. She leaves behind a legacy of warmth and kindness that will be cherished by her family, including her son Ric Southers and his wife Mary Rose, her brother Gary Bramlett and his wife Hazel, her adored granddaughters Jonna and Jessica, her three great-granddaughters, and her special nieces Lauree, Heather, and Cathy, who held a special place in her heart.

Betty's life was marked by her unwavering dedication to her family, her career, and her community. She earned an Associate Degree that propelled her into a successful career. For 40 years, Betty was a respected figure at the Greenville News, where she retired as the Display Advertising Manager. Her professional achievements were a testament to her strong work ethic and her ability to lead with grace.

After her retirement, Betty continued to engage with her community through her work at a local florist, where her artistry and love for beauty were evident in every arrangement she created. Betty's passions extended beyond her professional life; she was an avid gardener, finding joy in the simple pleasure of nurturing plants and flowers.

Betty's deep faith was a cornerstone of her life, and she was a devoted member of Christ United Methodist Church. Her church was not just a place of worship but a second home where she formed lasting friendships and served her community with a generous spirit.

Those who knew Betty would describe her as loving, spirited, and thoughtful. She approached life with a sense of purpose and a desire to make a positive impact on those around her. Her laughter was infectious, her advice was sought after, and her presence was a comfort to many.

Betty's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with love, service, and a zest for life. Her memory will be treasured and kept alive in the stories shared by those who loved her. As we say goodbye to Betty, we celebrate a life well-lived and the countless ways she touched our lives.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Betty Lou Gillespie Southers will be deeply missed, but her legacy will continue to inspire and guide us. Her spirit will forever be a guiding light for her family, friends, and all who were blessed to know her.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the love and support received during this time. Betty's life will be honored in a private ceremony, as she is laid to rest beside her husband, Bob. Her memory will be cherished, and her spirit will live on in the hearts of all privileged to know her.
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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Christ United Methodist Church

901 Easley Bridge Rd, Greenville, SC 29611

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