Betty Jo George McCrary, age 86, of Brevard, passed away peacefully at her home June 24, 2020 with her family surrounding her. She was born March 13, 1934 in Little River and was the daughter of the late U.G. and Lillian Ponder George. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Judson McCrary who she married in June of 1953; their daughter Phyllis Cooper and grandson TC Cooper.
Betty loved family, friends and church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, led GA’s and was the treasurer / secretary for her Sunday school class. She valued her family in fellowship.
She graduated from Brevard High school in 1952 and attended Brevard College. For many years Betty worked at Ecusta and eventually retired. In her retirement years, she enjoyed spending time with family, taking great care of her daughters, bragging about grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved phone calls with her sister Margaret, visits from her nephew Eric Kilstrom, Sunday School gatherings & visits with her friends. Several things she enjoyed included feeding the birds in her backyard, watching out for the neighborhood white squirrel, writing sweet notes of encouragement to others, and striving to be her best. She was always kind to others.
In the last few years, Betty was under the care of Shirley’s Angels Homecare. The family will be forever grateful for the love these beautiful ladies showered upon their mother.
Betty is survived by her sister Margaret Kilstrom of Little River, two daughters; Kim McCrary and Jeff Bryson who reside in Wilmington, NC. Judy Culpepper & husband Jim Culpepper of Jasper, GA; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and her nephews Eric and Tim Kilstrom. She is preceded in death by her daughter Phyllis Cooper and grandson TC Cooper.
A small celebration of her life will be held by the family July 10, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shirley’s Angels Homecare of Brevard, NC. PO Box 187 Brevard NC 28712.
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