Betty Simpson Neilson

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BETTY SIMPSON NEILSON Betty Simpson Neilson, 85, of 44 Pinewood Place, Asheville, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008 at her home. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late George and Helen Weddle Simpson. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Cameron S. Neilson, who died in 1993. Surviving are her son, David Neilson of Chadds Ford, PA; a daughter, Deborah Neilson of Taos, NM; a brother, Bill Simpson of Irving, TX; two sisters, Doris Little of Columbia, SC and Mary Ann Scawthorn of Tallahassee, FL; a grandson David Neilson, Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Madison, Dylan, Mackenzie and Cameron of Newtown Square, PA; and one cousin, Becky Terry. A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Lewis Memorial Park with Reverend Donald N. Welborn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I know you all will miss her. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Corrine & Tom

  2. Dave & Debbie
    I heard the news this morning from the SF group. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both in this difficult time. She was a beautiful lady and I really enjoyed the very short time I had to spend with her. Keep all the happy times in your thoughts and be comforted to know that she is no longer suffering.
    Love, Pat

  3. Dave Sr,

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Miss you, hope to catch up with you sometime soon.

    Tracy & George

  4. Betty’s Family, I never knew Betty personally; however, her brother George, sister Doris, and sister-in-law Peggy were all in high school with me. We are never ready to lose our loved ones and hope in some small way it does help to know others do care. Joe

  5. Dave,

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Dave and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your happy memories carry you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy, Lisa Pietras

  7. David and Debbie,
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Take Care,

  8. David,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May the peace and love of GOD comfort you and your family in your time of bereavement.

    God Bless,
    Debby Simpkins

  9. Dave
    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  10. Aunt Betty,

    Thank you for some of my most wonderful memories. I spent a lot of time with you growing up and will always remember the warmth and love of sitting in the kitchen with you. Things that come to mind, watching the coffe pot percolate on the table, the ‘black cat’ clock, birds on the bird feeder, fried chicken, green beans and your pound cakes!

    Thank you for watching over me when I was little…I will miss you. Steve

  11. Debbie/Dave,
    My dear friend’s debbie and dave, sad to hear about the loss of your mother, know she is with the Lord and at peace and not suffering, be strong for each other. All of you did your very best as a family in taking care of your mother. She’s smiling down at you. Deb I have a hug waiting for you in Taos. God Bless to all the family. mary – Taos, New Mexico

  12. Dear Debbie and David,
    Sorry I cannot be with you and the family Friday but Barbara and I send our condolences and prayers. Your mom will be missed but I know she is no longer suffering.
    Love Bob & Barbara Little

  13. Dave,

    Sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Deepest Sympathy,

  14. Dear David,Debbie and extended family,
    I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful neighbor as was your father. I have such fond childhood memories of roasting hotdogs, playing tag and looking at all the beautiful bushes at your parents home. Cam and Betty always let all the neighborhood kids play in their yard and Cam would get us black cat fircrackers or help fix our bikes. They were both so much fun. Thanks for the memories. Our hearts and prayers are with each of you. When visiting my own mother at Pinewood Pl, I will always remember them and smile. God Bless each of you thru this difficult time. Much love and healing.
    Sheila Taylor Walden and Family

  15. Dear Deb,
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, may god bless you and your family through this difficult time.

  16. Debbie,
    I am sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers are with you and your family. We’re thinking of you. Take care and we’ll see you when you return. Harriet

  17. Hazel and I share your loss, be stong, our thoughts are with you and your family. Your fellow co-workers.

  18. Dear Deb,
    We are all sending you are prayers and our sincere thoughts.I’m sure your mom appreciated the time you spent with her and even when you made her get up to the table for her meals. You gave her alot of your energy and time even if it was not all spent at her bedside. Sending you and your family my prayers.

  19. Debbie & Family:
    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Sorry to hear about your beloved mother. May God Bless you and your family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. God Bless You.

  20. Deb, Iam so sorry about your mom,my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family,Cherish all the good memories you have with your mom.Thats all they leave behind.Take care and we all thinking about you. Gert

  21. Dear Debbie,

    We are sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Sean & Rebekah

  22. David, Debbie, Dave, Tina and the ‘Fabulous Four’,
    The emotions I feel for the loss of Aunt Betty cannot compare to yours as son, daughter and grandchildren but my heart aches at her passing.
    I met Aunt Betty when I was about Madison’s age. The memories I have of summers in Asheville visiting with her as a child are still with me today-the time we spent together made a strong impression. I know her life impacted so many people in a positive way; you are all lucky to have had her in your lives.
    Keep the memories in your hearts and know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  23. Debbie, Another beautiful rose has been called home by our Lord; what a pretty lady your mother was. Her photo sparkles such a caring and gentle person. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    God bless you all.

  24. Debbie and David,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Tom and his mother were there to greet her and welcome her home. Loss is not easy but to know where they are is comforting and the memories we have are such blessings. The love and memories are so precious to hold near.
    God bless you and keep you.
    Mary Pettit

  25. Deb,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. During this time may God hold you close and bring the comfort and peace you need. May God BLess You Always

  26. I’m so sorry for your loss. She’s in a better place and not suffering anymore. I hope the best for you and your brothers at this hard time.

  27. Deb and David,
    May your fond memories boost you through this time of loss. Know that we all hold you in our arms and shelter you with our love. Take good care.

  28. Dear Deb and Dave,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, you two are Blessed to have shared Life and Family with a Kind, Caring and Loving person as your Mother. Your memories of her will always be there to comfort your soul. My Love and prayers are with you. Paul


  30. David & Debbie
    Boy does time fly! It seems like just yesterday we were spending our summer vacations with you,Uncle Stokes and Aunt Betty. Playing ball,riding homemade go- carts,fussing, trips to get Biltmore ice cream and catching field rats in rabbit boxes at Daddy George’s are just a few of the Asheville memories I have cherished over the years. I feel extremely blessed Aunt Betty was part of my life. A kind and sweet lady who was always smiling and never had a discouraging word to say about anyone or anything. I know your heart is heavy but the Lord has given us the promise we’ll all be together again soon, and that’s something we can hang on to during these difficult times. May the Lord Bless you and your family and may He give you peace.
    We love you,
    Larry & Debbie

  31. Deb,
    You have my sympathy at this difficult time and may my prayers bring you peace and comfort and wipe away the tears and pain. Please also give my sympathy to your brother.
    Love Kara, TJ and Tom Krispinsky

  32. Deb and brother David,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, please know that many are thinking and praying for you during this time of sadness. You have my greatest sympathies. Happy memories will help you now and in the future. Her picture shows such a loving and beautiful mother, I am sure there are many wonderful memories that will bring smiles to your faces in the future. God bless,
    Love, Del

  33. David:

    Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

    Walter and Betty Kropp

  34. Debbie & David
    It took my breath when I heard Betty had gone to heaven. Mom will be so happy to have her there with her! They had such fun together. Two happy smiling faces. I can still hear them both giggle! We were all blessed to have her in our lives. May you have peace in knowing that she is no longer in pain. Know that you are loved and that we will keep you in our prayers. Love, Margie & Bill

  35. Debbie and David,
    We are so sorry to hear about Betty. She was such a sweet lady! I have many memories of going and seeing her with Big Mama (Margaret) when I was little. I know Big Mama is very excited to see her! Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Miles & Erin Tew

  36. Dave, Debbie and family,

    I only had the pleasure of talking with Betty on the phone a couple of times but she made me smile with her sweet voice and enjoyed our conversations and her kind words. I could hear in her voice she must have been a very kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  37. Deb, Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of your mother. We are sure you have fond memories that will comfort you during your grieving period. May God bless you during this difficult time.

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