Betty Beasley

September 17, 1931 - November 13, 2008

Betty Beasley, age 77, of McKinney, Texas, passed away November 13, 2008, in McKinney, Betty was born September 17, 1931 in McKinney, Texas to Clarence Jerden and Ludie Mae (Lewis) Self, but was raised by Lawrence and Virginia Self. She married Charles Ray Brown on December 31, 1951 in McKinney who preceded her in death in 1967. Betty later married Bobby O. Beasley. Betty was a licensed vocational nurse and had most recently been employed with Childcare Services for the last thirteen years. She spent most of her nursing career with People Care in Plano. Betty was a member of Waddill Street Baptist Church in McKinney where she served the Lord faithfully. She is survived by her son, Rocky Brown of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Kristi Ann Snider and husband, Allan of Wylie, Texas; brother, Carlos Self of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and companion Bo-Bo, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her birth parents, Clarence and Ludie Self, the parents who raised her, Lawrence and Virginia Self, brother, Billy Self. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M., Saturday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Waddill Street Baptist Church, 1401 N. Waddill St., McKinney, TX, 75069

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Rocky, having lost my own Mom, I know what you are going through. There is just something about a mother that just touches people's hearts. Thank God for the precious memories that we have. Please keep in touch. I don't want us to become "long-lost cousins" again!!! My home # is 903.892.5653 or cell 972.658.1042. Please call so we can get together! Love and prayers, Karen Naylor (Self) Karen Naylor, November 20, 2008 Momma meant the world to me. We made many journeys together...from Texas, to Colorado, back to Texas. Our toughest journey was when we moved to Florida, on a promise...that was never kept. I wrote her a note, folded it up and put it in her nightgown... told momma that I wanted to go home, go home to Texas...and a few days later we were at Rocky's....home. Our family was together again. Momma gave me everything that she could, her love is the most treasured. Momma thought the world of my husband, Allan, and he loved her dearly, would do anything for her. To Momma, Allan hung the moon, which I must say...isn't bad for a son-in-law. The outpouring of love over the past week has been overwhelming, and healing. Thank you all. Kristi Ann Kristi Ann Beasley - Snider, November 19, 2008 " The Rose " It is only a tiny rose bud, A flower of God's design: But I cannot unfold the petals, With these clumsy hands of mine. The secret of unfolding flowers, Is not known to such as I: The Flower God opens so sweetly, In my hands would fade and die. If I cannot unfold a rose bud, The flower of God's design, Then how can I think I have wisdom To unfold this life of mine? So, I'll trust in Him for His leading Each moment of every day, And I'll look to Him for His guidance Each step of the pilgrim way. For the pathway that lies before me, My heavenly Father knows: I'll trust Him to unfold the moments Just as He unfolds the rose. Author Unknown Rocky Brown, November 18, 2008 I so enjoyed knowing Betty and she touched my life forever. We shared lots of laughs and a few tears and I always knew she would do anything for me and I would have done anything for her. I will always remember her laugh and her smile. Thank god I had the privledge to know this special lady... Shelley Kay, November 17, 2008 I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF BETTY'S PASSING. I AM SO SORRY I HAD A STOMACH VIRUS & WASN'T ABLE TO BE AT THE FUNERAL, BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED IN THE SINGLE'S CLASS AT WADDILL ST. BAPTIST BACK IN THE 80'S. GOD BLESS YOU AND KNOW MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WILMA JO DAVIS, November 17, 2008 All though I only knew Mrs. Beasley a short time, she was a very caring person to talk with. I really liked how straight forward she was and in the nicest way. She will be missed. Sincerely, Connie and Dale Connie & Dale DeTarville, November 17, 2008 Thanking God for your love one's life. Ms. Betty was such a sweet person. I am grateful that we had the privilege to cross paths. May you find comfort in knowing that she is deeply missed. Joan L. Banks, November 16, 2008 The most treasured gift Momma gave us, aside from her love, was the gift of her faith and the love of God in our life. We feel him so close, his arms around us, his hand holding tight to ours, picking us up and carrying us through the darkness of this valley, giving us strenght and comfort. No matter how dark the night, morning always comes, though the promise in the resurrection of Jesus. One day we too, will be walking along the path, and God will call our name, Momma and Jesus will take us by the hand, and Momma will say, "come on, we been waiting on you", and together we will enter the gates of Heaven and into the present of God. It is our prayer, that you too, have your hand placed firmly in God's hand as you walk along the path of life. We thank you so much for sharing the path with Momma, the laughter, her faith, your friendship, your love, your prayers, and for being here today with us. We love you Momma. , November 16, 2008 Rocky, We knew your Mom and Dad when you were a preschooler in the late 1950s -early 1960s. We lived across the street on Atkinson Dr. in Sherman and you played with our daughter Lisa. Betty and I were best friends, she was so much fun and we were new "moms" sharing experiences. I remember her as a loving and caring mother, friend and woman. We had lost touch many years ago, we moved from Sherman and she did, also. I was so surprised and sad to see her obit, but was so happy to see her beautiful smiling picture, just perfect of her, and her always beautiful smile. We're sorry we never knew your sister, but know that both of you would have always shared a loving mother. We hope that time will help to heal your loss and only your precious memories will be with you forever. God Bless Joan and Bob Perry Austin, TX Joan and Bob Perry, November 16, 2008 I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Denice Burnside Webb, November 15, 2008 Rocky: I just learned of your mother's death; having lost my own mother not long ago I can imagine your sadness. You are in my thoughts. Charlie charlie Strack, November 15, 2008 Dear Betty, I am sorry it has taken me so long to tell you, "Good Bye". The opening of this page and seeing your picture and beautiful face and smile just is a true reminder of how much Christ is in you, how much faith you have, how much love you gave and is the true picture of a loving mother and Christian. Christian, should be categorized as a verb or adjective, maybe it is because it takes actions to be a Christian and not just calling ourselves that. You were loving, tolerant, inclusive, foregiving, and I don't know anyone who exemplified Christianity more. Thank you for being able to talk about my lack of control sometimes with my bathroom habits and make me laugh about it. I sware, you could make anyone's body functions sound hysterical and appropriate. If I pass before Rocky, you know I am going to come pull your hair for leaving us so soon (ha). You leave behind such a loving son and daughter and I know how much you thought of them and Allen and, I know how much they think of you, as do I. NO ONE, will ever be able to take your place. Thank you, for accepting me into your life in 1982 when I moved to Texas young and stupid. Thanks for accepting me when I ramble like now. I am afraid to stop typing because I know for now anyway, until we meet again, I won't see you. Oh, I put my Christmas tree up and lit a candle for you and the beaming lights remind me of your love, your smile, your friendship and, your faith. I love you Betty. Your friend always, Mark. Mark E Miller, November 15, 2008 What a blessing to know such a wonderful soul! Kristi and Rocky you were both so fortunate to have a mom that loved you and spoke so kindly of the two of you. Travis and I were always graced with Miss Betty's presence, her beauty, and love of life. She was always up for a good joke and her stories of her life were ever so funny. Often times she'd tell her story two or three times over but put the same energy into it as if she were telling it for the first time. Judging from her stories, she lived a good life; one that she was happy to share. Where the Lord would say, well done thou good and faithful servant, we will say "we love you our precious sister in Christ and will see you again!" Travis and Stephanie Moore, November 15, 2008 you know rocky i have so many memories of your mom i couldn't even start to tell all of them she was such a big part of my childhood. i only know that we grew up with mothers who were best friends and when i think of one i almost have to think of the other. but i do think we had one great childhood and it was because there was nothing they wouldn't do for us and for that i will always remember them and all the fun we had because of them. i will remember and love them for that always and you to. jerry & cheryl wood, November 15, 2008 Rocky, we have not been in contact with your mother or you in years. However you have never left our minds. We were sorry to her of your mother passing away and our prayers and thoughts go to you and your family. We have never stopped loving you and your mother and she and Dene were so close in younger years. May God be with you and give you and your family strenght and courage to understand that this is God's will. We will all gather in Heaven one day and and have a glorious time serving the Lord and talking about our days on earth. May God Bless Jack & Dene Hogge Jack & Dene Hogge, November 15, 2008 SHE WAS A LOVING AND WONDERFUL PERSON. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL. BRANDY M WANGLER, November 14, 2008 Rocky, we all in the Flowood office are so very sorry for your loss. We celebrate with you the fact your precious Momma did not suffer and is now in a much better place waiting for us all to join her. You will see her again one day and she will probably say "It's about time you got here." We know you will miss her greatly, but she lives in your heart and memories so you will always have her with you. We are praying for you and your family. Love and Hugs Hulene Breland, November 14, 2008 I worked with Betty for 8 years. She was the most outgoing, loving person that i could have ever met. I will miss her very very much. I know that heaven just got alot brighter with her there. She was so loved and will be greatly missed. May god bless the family in the time of sorrow and always. Work will be sad without her here. Brenda Durham, November 14, 2008 Betty was much loved and respected by anyone who was fortunate to know her. She will surely be missed. She had quite colorful and humerous stories to tell. She would mesmerize all who were in listening distance. She was such a joy to work with and be with. We ate lunch and took breaks every day together. She had no enemies at all as all who knew her, loved her. Lou Ann Copp, November 14, 2008 Dear Kristi and Allan We are thinking of you every minute. Kristi, I know your mother was your best friend, and what a wonderful tribute that is to a Mom. Be strong...she is with you always. Love to both of you, Sammy, Belinda & Jay Belinda Armstrong, November 14, 2008 Ms Betty was such a dear friend and co-worker of mine here at Workforce Solutions of Denton, Tx. She was so vivacious and kind. Heaven is richer now that she is there, but we shall miss her sweet countenance and spirit here on earth. Rocky and Kristi and the rest of the family, may God wrap his loving arms around you at this time and give you peace and comfort. With love and sympathy, Paul Thompson of Lewisville, Tx Paul Thompson, November 14, 2008 Kristi and Allan so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She is in heaven now with ad and one day you'll be togather again. My Love and Prayers, Aunt Sandra Sandra K. Helms, November 14, 2008 To Rocky, Christy abd family, I know that I haven't met you, but I feel like we're old freinds. I loved your Mother dearly and will miss her. She loved life and could lift me up just by a look. Work as I know it will never be the same. She has finally arrived. We should rejoice in him as she did. God bless you all. Love in Christ, Julia Julia McCullough, November 14, 2008 She was like a grandmother to us at work. She will be missed DyAnn P Matthews, November 14, 2008 Rocky and Kristi, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was loved by everyone that knew her. She was not only a co-worker but a very dear friend. I will miss her terribly. I loved to listen to her stories of things that had happened in her life. I know she is in heaven and making it a brighter place. If there is anything that I can do to help either of you please just let me know. Cathy Tomlinson, November 14, 2008 Betty was loved so much by all the people she worked with. When she worked at the Plano office we always made sure we had lunch together. I will truely miss her and all the laughs we shared. Betty is in heaven making everyone smile and laugh. My dear sweet Betty is now with the Lord. Rocky and Kristi may it somehow help to ease the sorrow that you bear to know that thoughts are with you in sympathy and prayer. Linda Arthur, November 14, 2008 I will miss Ms. Betty greatly. She was such a shining star here at the Center. Heaven is her home now. The Love she showed me, I will never forget and hope that I can pass it on to someone else.I am a better person for knowing such a special lady. My prayers go out to the family. Barbara Ann Robinson, November 14, 2008 Betty was one of the sweetest people I have ever met in my life and she will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shonna McCage, November 14, 2008 To Betty's family, Betty was loved and will be missed by many people. She added excitement and energy to our everyday lives. It will take quite some time before I stop looking for her around the office. Even tho I am sad for the lost I feel better having known such a wonderful person. Loyce Irvin Loyce Irvin, November 14, 2008