Green, Betsy

Betsy Weaver Green

September 28, 1936 - January 9, 2021

Betsy Weaver Green, 84, of Dallas, Tx passed away on January 9th, 2021.

Betsy was born on September 28th, 1936 in Radford, Virginia to Irene B. and G. Roy Weaver.  She had a typical small- town childhood in Radford where her father was President of the Clover Creamery Company. She took ballet lessons for many years and enjoyed playing sports, including basketball on the Radford High School team, graduating in 1954.

She went on to major in Elementary and Physical Education at Baylor University, graduating in 1957.  She taught 5th and 6th grade at First Baptist Academy in Dallas and Spring Creek Elementary School in Garland for almost 30 years.  She treasured the relationships she had with her fellow teachers, many of whom were lifelong friends.  Former students would frequently comment that Mrs. Green was a teacher who had significant influence on them.

Betsy was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Dallas where she served in several ministries such as Stephen Ministry and Apartment Life.  Her relationship with God was the defining thing about her life.  She loved others with the same compassion that Jesus loves her.  She enjoyed supporting Christian missionaries around the world as they shared the gospel message.

While at FBC, Betsy met her husband of 44 years, Jim Green, marrying him in June of 1958.

Betsy enjoyed many hobbies over the years, including sewing, crafts like calligraphy and macramé, and reading by the fire or out on the patio on a warm Sunday afternoon.  She also loved to travel, going all over the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska, Mexico, the UK, Israel, as well as many countries in Europe.

Betsy is survived by her sister, Barbara Lee, of Allen, TX, her three sons Robert & wife Linda of Dallas, David & wife Carol of Dallas,  Michael & wife Amy of Mansfield, TX, and 8 grandchildren: Jake, Matt, Cliff, Kyle, Katelyn, Carson, Taylor, and Ava.

She was preceded in death by husband James Gordon Green and parents Irene and Roy Weaver.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to two organizations that Betsy supported that sponsor missionaries around the world:  cru.org [cru.org] & sim.org [sim.org]

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My deepest sympathies to the Green family. Michael and I were childhood friends and Betsy was always a steadfast, kind and caring spirit. Saddened to learn of her passing. From our family to yours, our heartfelt condolences. Brandon Williams, February 5, 2021 I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Green and family were friends of mine since childhood as well as my 6th Grade teacher at FBA. She was such a creative person with a dry sense of humor. Her love of teaching was apparent and I have fond memories of being her student...even if I was regularly reminded to stop chit-chatting with friends during class. Her friendship with my parents preceded the classroom and she was such a faithful and loyal friend. Knowing that she is finally with our Lord and Savior gives me comfort that I hope her family feels as well. I will cherish the memories I have of her. Sally Scherer, January 15, 2021 Our sincere sympathy and prayers for the family at this time of grieving. Tom and Diane Cook, January 13, 2021