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Betty Jean Beach

Posted By obits On July 10, 2020 @ 9:27 am In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 7 Comments

Betty Jean Beach, 88, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Currituck House in Moyock, NC. Betty was a long-time resident growing up in Eastern Fairfax County, ‘Lincolnia”. She was born April 17, 1932, to the late James Fred Smith and Thelma Wren Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69-years, Charles W. Beach, Sr. “Willie”, her son, Charles W. Jr.; sisters, Virginia, Mae, Gloria, and Patsy; and brothers, Billy, Fred, Wallace, James, Coleman, and Len.

Betty was one of 13 children. She was a graduate of Fairfax High School. A 3-sport athlete, she was the captain of her basketball, softball, and field hockey teams. She worked for the American National Red Cross in the retirement section for 35 years and then the Clara Barton Federal Credit Union.

Betty and Willie had a marriage that was as strong in love as the first day they met, lasting 69-years. She loved spending time with her family and watching all her grandchildren play sports and activities, never missing a game. She was blessed to have many friends that loved her and to many was a second “mom”. She was always ready to get ice cream, watch a sporting event with family, ride a horse, play cards into the wee hours of the night laughing, always waving hi with that big smile, and coming to the aid of someone in need at a spilt second. Always thinking of others, she will be remembered for “Are you doing okay? If you need anything, you know where to find us.” You knew you could count on her and Willie for anything, anytime day or night. She was a strong, incredible person, loving wife, mom, grandmother, and friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Betty has now joined the love of her life Willie. She is survived by her son, Tony Beach (Melinda) of Southern Shores, NC; grandchildren, Crystal, Anthony II, and Joy Martin (Joshua); great-granddaughter, Josephine Ann Martin; and sisters, Louise Mauck and Nancy O’Nan (Jim).

A special thanks to her sister-in-law, Joyce Beach and niece, Linda Mullins for all the love and care over the years. Thank you to the staff of the Currituck House who assisted in her care during this long journey of Alzheimer’s. Lastly, thank you to the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice of Elizabeth City, in particular to Julie Diedrich, RN and Sarah Williams, CNA who provided ongoing support, compassion and was a strong advocate for our family throughout this journey.

No memorial service will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1601 N. Road St, Ste B, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from Joyce Beach on July 10th, 2020 8:47 pm

With love and sadness we say goodbye to Betty. There’s also joy in knowing she is no longer suffering and that she is reunited with her beloved Willie.
We have so many wonderful memories. Who else but Betty would have slept in an intensive care waiting room so I wouldn’t be alone-and then get up and go to work the next morning. Who else would have taken a bunch of little girls home with her to spend the night and would not have had a fit when they had eaten all of her candy before breakfast? Betty did and laughed. Everyone that knew her knew about her candy bowls, my girls certainly did! Who else would have gone to Taco Bell in her pajamas late one night when I told her we were picking her up? Betty did and we had a ball. Who could yell the loudest at field hockey games? Betty!! Who would get up to go to the hospital with a niece to help deliver her baby? Betty did and encouraged every push. After completing that chore she went to her job. Who didn’t call the cops when my kids tp’ed her car? Betty didn’t. She just made them clean it and clean it good.
Betty was such a generous soul. She would help whenever and wherever she could, which was often. Betty was straight to the point, you never wondered where she stood on anything. A lot of it was said with a big laugh or she could be very serious. We’ll all miss that laugh and her saying “I love you”.
She was a loving wife to Willie and loving mother to her two sons.
Tony and Melinda were such blessings to her and she was a God’s blessing to them. Betty didn’t mind bragging on her precious grandchildren-Crystal, Joy (Josh), and Anthony. Then came sweet great granddaughter Jojo. We have to be thankful for the loving care and attention they all gave to her.
So many sweet and happy memories.
Betty will always be missed, loved, and never forgotten.
With our love and deepest sympathy, Joyce and Girls.

Condolence from Debbie Talmadge on July 10th, 2020 9:47 pm

Betty and Willie had a love that show every day. One would ask were the other is. I love going in they room and seeing them sleep in the twin bed holding each other. That was really true love . They will both be miss, but always will be remembered. God Bless you both. Betty would alway ask about her dad(husband) everyday after he passed away. She had a Broken heart. Rest In Peace Betty.

Condolence from Lora Beach on July 11th, 2020 11:19 am

I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Bet. I have so many words to describe Aunt Bet but the one that keeps playing in my mind over and over is FUN! She was so much fun. I remember going to her house as a little girl and she always had her candy jars on the table and filled with candy. She would put me on her lap and let me “drive” the car around the neighborhood. She would show me how she could park her car with her eyes “closed” (which to this day I still believe she actually had her eyes closed. 🙂 ). She would take me to the pool and let me jump off her shoulders. One time I crawled up so high on her shoulders I pushed her head under the water and we both began to struggle. It took a few minutes for the lifeguard to notice we were no longer playing and he jumped into the pool and save us both. LOL Fast forward to high school; Aunt Bet used to drive with me in the evenings during the summertime to Fairfax HIgh School and she would encourage me while I ran miles on the track. She came to my field hockey games. She took me and my mom to visit colleges. She gave me my baby shower. She was in the delivery room when my first child was born. She always enjoyed life and we could find fun anywhere. I regret to say after having my own children I let my life become too busy and I didn’t see her or speak to her like I should have. She was such a huge and happy part of my childhood and teenage years. I loved her silliness, her laughter, and the love she and Uncle Willie shared for each other. She led such a full life and taught me what it meant to be a great aunt and human being. You will be greatly missed by those you left behind. Thank you for being amazing. I will always love you. May you forever rest in peace, sweet Aunt Bet. Lora

Condolence from Sandy and Jim Cassedy on July 11th, 2020 4:39 pm

What a huge Blessing it was to be a part of Aunt Betty and Uncle Willie’s lives. Jimmy and I (Sandy) and our son Darrin and his wife, Kari, and our son Keith always had so much fun being with two fun-loving people. Any time you were with them, you laughed the entire time. In the 1960’s we had so much fun as we traveled with them to the Masters Golf tournament in August, GA. Willie always drove his Demo from Herby’s Ford and that was a very comfortable car. One year Betty got a huge surprise when Lee Trevino’s ball landed on her jacket. They always welcomed us in their home on Rosehill Drive . We would stop by almost every weekend to visit and Betty loved playing with baby Darrin. We have many good memories of two people who touched our hearts in a beautiful way. We want to say Thank You to Melinda and Tony and to Linda and Ray Mullins for taking such good care of them. They will always be remembered!

Condolence from Deborah Bailey Christie on July 12th, 2020 1:05 pm

My heartfelt sympathy and love to you, Tony, and your family. I have so many wonderful memories of my times with Betty. I first met Betty at Chuck’s wrestling matches where we struck up a great friendship. We went to matches together, sat together and yelled our loudest for Edison grapplers. Many a night I was at the Beach’s house where there was never a dull moment, plenty of laughter, card playing and love for all. Both Willie and Betty became a big part of my life especially after she got me a job at the Red Cross with her. What great times we had driving to and from work, having lunch together at the Dixie Pig BBQ not to mention working together every day. Betty and Willie were there for my wedding and my children’s births. I was there for her, Tony, when you shot yourself with the bb gun – I still remember her getting that call at the office. Both Betty and Willie were one of a kind. Their love for each other was shared with all of us. I am sorry we did not keep in touch over the past few years, but thankful for all the good memories I have of our times together. I know Betty and Willie are together again, laughing and watching over all of you. May good memories you have of them both comfort you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Judith Adamec on July 13th, 2020 1:13 pm

Growing up I was in awe of Aunt Bet; she was almost magical to me. Boundless energy, seemingly endless bowls of candy, and she could even drive with her eyes closed! You could never meet a more genuine or generous person than Aunt Bet. She was the real deal. When she and Uncle Willie came over laughter filled the house and troubles were forgotten for a time. They brought us all so much joy. Aunt Bet was such a wonderful person and her love for life and her family is an example to us all. May you rest in peace, Aunt Bet!

Condolence from Debbie Cockrell on July 14th, 2020 3:04 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Betty’ s passing. We met at the American Red Cross in 1973 and became friends instantly. We were quite a few years different in age so Betty took me under her wing and treated me like a daughter. She was the kindest person and had a personality all her own. We worked together for 25 years. I will always cherish all the fun times we shared. Rest in Peace Betty Beach.

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