Betty Louise Brooks

January 19, 1936September 21, 2012

Betty Bledsoe Brooks, 76, of Fort Mill, SC, passed away on September 21 at her daughter’s home in Chesterfield, VA. She was born on January 19, 1936 in Laurinburg, NC to the late James Albert Bledsoe of Pageland, SC and Pearl Wright Bledsoe Thomas of Laurinburg, NC. Betty was a graduate of Laurinburg High School and the University of NC at Greensboro Business School. Betty worked for the Esso (Exxon) Regional Office in Charlotte, NC for 25 years as an Executive Secretary. She also worked 5 years for the Frito Lay Regional Sales office in Charlotte, NC before retiring. Betty was married to the late Earl Douglas Williamson of Laurinburg, NC for 12 years. They relocated to Charlotte and had one daughter. In 1972, she married the late Leon Franklin Brooks, Jr. of Charlotte and became step-mother of two children. Betty and Frank loved to travel to the beach, square dance and garden. Betty was actively involved in her church where she served in various Sunday School roles, and led many fund raising activities. She was an exceptional seamstress and loved painting, flower arranging, cake decorating, cross-stitching, and decorating her home. Betty is survived by her daughter, Janet Williamson Ridenhour, and son-in-law, Jeffery Mack Ridenhour of Chesterfield, VA; step-daughter, Julie Brooks Morris and husband, Phil Morris of Powder Springs , GA; step-son, Jeffrey Brooks of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Peggy Bledsoe Dillingham of Fort Mill, SC, Brenda Bledsoe Cook of Fort Mill, SC and Phyllis Bledsoe Callahan and husband, Bishop Richard Callahan of Orlando, FL and Elizabeth and Neb Good of Fort Mill, SC, her surrogate grandchildren. She is predeceased by her brother James Albert Bledsoe, Jr. of Midlothian, TX; Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29th at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church on Hwy 160 in Fort Mill, SC at 2:00pm preceded by a visitation at 1:00pm in the Church’s Worship Center. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery in Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her honor to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (, or the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Hwy, Indian Land SC, 29707. Online condolences may be left at


  • Visitation Saturday, September 29, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 29, 2012

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peggy brock dillingham

October 2, 2017

Betty it's been five years now since you passed away and we miss and love you so much. I really miss the fun times you, me and Brenda had together. I know you're well and happy in Heaven my thoughts are always with you. I pray you will help keep watch over us. I love you your sister Peggy

Elizabeth Good

October 1, 2017

I miss you always Mom B. Your friend, Elizabeth


September 23, 2013

Hi Betty It's been one year since you left us to go to your Heavenly home in the sky. Please know we love and miss you but we know you are free from all sickness and will never hurt again. Hope you have been reunited with Frnak and all our other family members. Please tell them all I love and miss them. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep watch over us. Til we all meet again know that I love you. Your sister.

Your sister Peggy

October 31, 2012

Hello Betty just wanted to let you know I love and miss you. Was thinking of you this morning. I'm sure you have seen all our family members by now. Be happy Betty and tell everyone hello and that we love them. Be happy in your heavenly home and keep watch over us. Love you forever.

October 3, 2012

DJ Stump

October 2, 2012

Mom B I will never forget you. You shared so much with all of us. You taught us all to be kind and you loved us all as if we were your own family. As I serve our country I am saddend by losing the nicest woman I have ever met. You taught us all how to be kind and to do the right things. The woman that was the neighborhood blessing to everyone. Thank you for all the good memories and all that you encouraged. Mom B. I miss your talks and hugs. God be with you...I hope to see you... I love you!

DJ Stump

October 2, 2012

Having to let you go to heaven was definately the hardest thing on earth that I have ever done. I know that you are reunited with Frank and family members and that makes me happy. Enjoy your new place and body in that there is no disease and sadness in heaven, but know that I will miss your presence everyday. I loved and took care of you the last days as best I could. I hope you liked your funeral with so many friends and family attending. I will miss you everyday of my life! I will always love you... till we meet again... Janet Lynn

Tom Rigsby

October 1, 2012


I am really sorry I missed your mom's service this past Saturday. You were in my prayers as I started the day. Donna said that you did fantastic job speaking at the funeral. She said that "Betty would have been proud.

I know that last few years have been tough. Your mom was really blessed to have you as her daughter.

I am looking forward to seeing the whole Bledsoe Girl clan at a happy occasion later this month.

God Bless,

Dana Wells

October 1, 2012

It was our pleasure helping you take care of Betty during this last part of her life. She touched our hearts and we are all missing her.

Elizabeth Good

September 30, 2012

Mom B,

I am so thankful that I had you as my friend for the first 23 years of my life. You are irreplaceable and I want you to know that I love you with my heart and will miss you always. Thank you for sharing part of your life with me and loving me as I loved you. I know that when we meet again, we can continue our friendship right where it left off. I love you. Thank you.