Betty Green Wesley, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, March 27, 2020. A graveside service by invitation (because of Covid-19 restrictions) was held Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from Sandfield Cemetery with Rev. David Stewart officiating and Gray Funeral Home directing.
The family received friends at Gray Funeral Home from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elliott and Lessie Green; her husband, Lynl Wesley; a son, Eddie Wesley and a special aunt, Vera Green. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Joni Wesley of Eufaula, AL; grandchildren, Elliott Wesley of Dothan, AL, Adam (Shannon) Wesley of Bristow, VA, Kerri Wesley of Phenix City, AL, and Jennifer Wesley of Montgomery, AL; great-grandchildren, Jordan Wesley of Montgomery, AL, Brentley Wesley and Beau Wesley of Bristow, VA; sister, June McDaniel of Montgomery, AL; sisters-in-law, June (Mike) Dunn of Union Springs, AL, Jeanette Wesley of Troy, and Rita Wesley of Banks; brother-in-law, Samuel (Henrietta) Wesley of Opelika, AL; special friends and companions, John Green of Troy, AL and Lula Stewart of Union Springs, AL; many nieces and nephews.
She was born April 25, 1933 in Pike County, where she spent her early years, later moving to Union Springs where she lived until death. Her red hair was sometimes accompanied by a fiery disposition but the fire inside also warmed a tender heart.
She was a devoted mother to her two boys and devoted wife of 52 years to her husband with whom she worked alongside in their businesses, Wesley's Garage and later W&W Garage.
Among her most enjoyable and cherished times were the regular trips to Troy and Montgomery with her sister, mother, and aunt and their annual gatherings to work vegetables. This was quite the undertaking. The freezers always had to be full. She and her husband shared a love of God, family, gardening, country music, and square dancing.
They were members of Inverness Baptist Church and the Prattville Squares square dancing club for many years. They cherished the friendships they enjoyed at both. She possessed the God-given gift of hospitality and used it well. No one came to her door that didn't come through it. Everyone was greeted with a hug and no one left empty-handed. MeMaw, as she was called by her grandchildren, will be greatly missed by her family. We love you "Shug".
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Southern Springs Health and Rehabilitation for the love and care she received during her stay there. You are all truly God's special army of angels. A thank you to, too, for the friendships and love she received at Live Oak Village Apartments.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in her memory.