Betty Goforth Morris
August 15, 1939 – June 10, 2018
Betty Goforth Morris entered the arms of her Lord and Savior on June 10 after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Born on August 15, 1939 in Alexander County, she was a Class of 1957 graduate from Hiddenite High School. She attended Carolina Business College before starting her career with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. Betty worked as a school cafeteria manager for 23 years and following retirement enjoyed volunteering at the local Voting precinct.
She married the love of her life, Bill on July 21, 1962 where they maintained a loving household for over 55 years. One of the highlights of their marriage was the renewing of vows on their 50th wedding anniversary in 2012.
Betty enjoyed sewing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. One of her favorite past times was enjoying all of God’s creations from the comfort of her back porch. She especially cherished the warm sunshine, birds chirping, and her beautiful hydrangeas. Betty was a long time and faithful member of Mint Hill Presbyterian Church, forever thankful for the fellowship with the Women of the Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Meadows. Survivors are her loving husband Bill, daughter Melanie Brichant and granddaughter Kayleigh Brichant, son Mike (Kathy) Morris and granddaughters Rebecca and Emily of Crestview, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, June 14 at McEwen Funeral Home Chapel on Monroe Road with burial following in Sharon Memorial Park. A time of visitation for family and friends will be at 1 pm Thursday.
The family will be forever grateful for the wonderful care provided by Dr. David Scholz with Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatolgy, Dr. Iveta Swaim with Novant Health Presbyterian Internal Medicine, and the incredible compassionate team at Novant Hospice.
Memorials may be directed to Novant Hospice, the Humane Society of Charlotte, and the Women of the Church of Mint Hill Presbyterian.
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Committal Service Thursday, June 14, 2018
Betty Goforth Morris
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June 14, 2018
Betty's service today so nice and up lifting I know in my heart that she would have been so proud of her family and friends for being with her today. She was such a kind caring person that always had a smile on her face,my dearest Betty you will not be only missed by me but all of your other friends. Rest in peace my dear friend. We will see other again.
June 13, 2018
I have known Betty since Mary Frances my sister met her in 1957. They were friends meeting in a rooming house.
Later there were 3 other girls and I shared a house with Betty and Mary Frances. In 1961 Betty and I lived together
until I married. Then she and Bill married in 1962. We kept in touch bragging on our children. When Gene and I
lived in Virginia Betty and Bill visited us. They brought us country ham and peaches. It was always a treat when they
were in Virginia and came to see us. They were very caring people and visited my Mom in Rockingham--taking her out to eat. That was a highlight in her life to see Betty again and Bill as she knew his Mother. Know we'll never forget our good
friend Betty. God rest your soul. Love and Blessings to all her family, Lois and Gene Keebler
June 11, 2018
Enjoyed so many great times together, but one especially was just sitting on her back porch, watching the birds come to so many of the bird feeders in the back yard that Bill placed out there for her. We would look at her many beautiful flowers and some of which she would give me cuttings for my yard. She was always baking and sharing with me. Plus, so many times she would ask me to go on trips she and Bill would take. Just a short ride here and there. Such fun we had and we always could find so much to talk about. I love you, Betty forever and may you have eternal peace.