Betty Zane Weaver

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Betty Zane Draper Weaver, 81, passed to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 1, 2010. She was a resident of the Golden Living Center of Asheville, where her daughter is employed and was blessed to have been able to spend time with and care for her mother through her last days. Born in Bristol, VA, Mrs. Weaver was a daughter of the late Floyd and Ollie Mae Draper and was also preceded in death by a son, Randall Draper. She later moved to Asheville where she raised her family. Mrs. Weaver touched the lives and was loved by everyone who met her. She loved to just laugh and enjoy life. She always had a smile on her face and will be greatly missed. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband, Billy G. Weaver; a daughter, Susie Weaver of Asheville; two sons, Steve Weaver of Asheville and Tracy Weaver of Candler; a granddaughter, Cassie Chandler of Asheville; two brothers, Norman Draper of Nashville and Roger Draper of Greenville, TN. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Donald N. Welborn officiating. Her family will receive friends following the service. Mrs. Weaver's family would like to give special thanks to the Golden Living Center. She loved each and everyone who cared for her. Thanks to everyone for all the joy and love you gave to her for it truly was "golden."

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  1. Tracy, Steve, and Susie;

    We are very sorry that you lost your mother. You will always miss her. I know she was a good mother, and always there for you. You can still cherish your memories of her. She was a good sister too. I have many happy memories of her. As I was growing up, I remember so well how she use to clean the house every friday afternoon. It literally sparkled and smelled so fresh and clean. I will miss her too.

    Roger Draper

  2. Dear Susie, Tracy & Steve,

    We were deeply saddened to learn of your mom’s passing, and we know how very much you will miss her. But, her sweet memories will always be with you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your entire family, especially during this difficult time.

    Love & deepest sympathy,

    Iris Draper & family

  3. Dear Susie and family, I was so sorry to learn of the death of your mother. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord wrap you in His abundant love and peace and may He put caring and understanding people in your path as you continue this journey of grief. Love in Christ……..

    -Allie Fair Sawyer
    and Family

  4. Tracy, Steve and Susie
    Dwight and I are really going to miss our sweet little Betty but we know in our hearts that she is now resting in the loving hands of God. We’ll especially remember all the giggles we had sitting on your front porch and her telling funny stories on herself. She was a wonderful neighbor and we always love her as well as all of you.

  5. I will miss Betty so much,she was like a Mom to me.I don’t know how she put up with us kids,but she was always there with a smile.I loved her so much,I’ll miss her so much.

  6. Dear Susie and family,
    I am not sure if you will remember us, we are Louie Luther’s daughters. You are one of the CNAs that took care of our dad during his stay at Golden Living. We wanted to express our deep sorrow for the lost of your mother this past week. We send our sympathy and prayers…and letting you know our heart goes out to you and your family at this time of saddness. With deepest sympathy,
    Sherry Coffey, Mardy Murphy and Suelane Muesing.

  7. Bill, Tracy, Steve, Susie, Cassie and Draper Family
    When one of our loved ones go home to be with our God and Creator we are very hurt and sad. However, knowing Betty I am sure she would want us to be happy, She was that type of sister-in-law. She leaves us with so many good memories of the wonderful times spent together and the love she had for all, no matter the situation. We were blessed by her and that sweet attitude just overflowed to all. Hold that memory in your hearts forever. She was great Mother and sister, we will always love her.

  8. Susie, We will miss ‘Miss Betty’ across the hall. She was such a sweet angel here on earth. My heart is with you.

    Becki, Opal & Pooh Bear

  9. Susie Honey,Im sorry for your lose,I did not know your mom But I know its Hell to loose a love one.But always remember the words of our Lord and savior.Rev20:4.And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes,there shall be no more death nor sorrow,nor,crying or pain ,for the former things are past away…May God strengthen you in your time of sorrow…Mike

  10. Tracy, Steven, Susie,
    I am sorry for the loss of Betty. I will always remember her smile and her joyful personality. I won’t forget ‘running away’ from home and coming to stay with you. She would take me shopping to buy cosmetics and we would put on ‘red’ lipstick and fingernail polish. I had such a good time with her. She is now at a better place and does not have to suffer.

    Love, Becky

  11. To ALL The Family,I,m so sorry for your lost.I came to know Betty when she was at the Laurals.What a wonderful lady she was.She always had a smile no matter how she felt.Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.May god be with you all.Know this isn,t the end you will be with her again in Heaven.God Bless. Charlie

  12. Susie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Karen (Sawyer), John, Rylee and Regan Buckner

  13. Tracy, Steve & Susie,
    Larry and I both are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet momma. Betty was truely a wonderful mother and friend. I don’t think she knew a stranger and was so kind to everyone she meet. I loved her artificial flowers she always had in her planters out front. I feel very lucky to have known her for so long! May God give you all the strength to make it thru today! I love you all, Noreen

  14. I am very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Weaver was a wonderful person, always smiling and kind to everyone. I know she loved her children. God Bless you all during this sad time.

  15. Dear Susie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I can remember going to your house for slumber parties growing up and your mom was always so good to me. She was truly a wonderful person who I will never forget. To loose your mother is also to loose your Best Friend…may your memories sustain you through this difficult time

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