July 28, 1928 ~ November 29, 2009

Born in: Randolph Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Betty Myers Brooks, 81, of Asheville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 29, 2009, while convalescing at The Laurels of Greentree Ridge. The daughter of the late Thomas L. and Lottie M. Brooks, Betty was born on July 28, 1928, in Randolph Co., NC. Betty graduated from Bob Jones University. She later obtained her Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and furthered her studies in music at Lenior-Rhyne University. Betty started teaching with the Greenville City Schools and then moved to Glen Alpine City Schools, and later to the Burke County School System. Betty taught music in the schools for 41 years, but she never stopped teaching music, life or Christianity to those who were fortunate enough to be with her. Betty was a member of East Asheville United Methodist Church, where she served as the church pianist and Sunday School teacher to the adult seniors. Betty is survived by her church family, whom she was of vital importance; her cousins; and numerous children whom she taught over her career in education. Betty has now entered her Heavenly Home, where she has been reunited with her Lord and her wonderful parents, Tom and Lottie, and her friends who have passed on before her. There she will give praise to her Wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and await the day when she is reunited again with those whom she has left behind. To all who know him, She lives! A funeral service for Betty will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at East Asheville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas Benton officiating. Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Asheville United Methodist Church, 48 Browndale Rd., Asheville, NC 28805. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting her family.

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  1. We remember her when she first came to Glen Alpine.Her room was in the basement of the grammer school and later moved upstairs to the room with the long halls that led to it. She was always the same dedicated to what she loved. A great lady to be missed.

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  2. Betty taught me at Glen Alpine Elementary School. Just yesterday while singing in the Agency Christmas Choir, I wondered how long I had loved to sing and when the seed was first sown. I think now I know the answer. I look forward to singing with her in Heaven’s choir. Peace and assurance tp each of you.

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  3. Miss Brooks was a wonderful teacher,friend,and leader to all she came in contact with. As one of her students I will always remember her smiling face and the love she had for every student no matter their background. When I grew into an adult my children were able to have her as their music teacher,and loved her just as I. Each child was treated as if he or she was family to Miss Brooks and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She will be missed so much. God speed my dear friend, heavens choir has a jewel!

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  4. I am so sorry to hear of Miss Brooks passing but I know she is enjoying herself with her precious Lord and family and friends. I knew her back in the 70’s and 80’s when she would come and play the piano at the little church I grew up at. Her parents were dear friends of my parents. She was such a dear precious lady. She will indeed be missed.

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