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Metcalf Funeral Directors

1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX

OBITUARY

Betty Lenora Groce Graham

January 11, 1945July 17, 2019
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On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Betty Lenora Groce Graham, loving mother of two children, went home to be with the Lord at age 74. Betty was born on January 11, 1945, in New Orleans, LA to James Theodore (J.T.) and Vada Mae (Auld) Groce. On February 27, 1963, she married Don Hammond. They raised two daughters, Vicki, and Melissa (Myssi). Betty later married Lloyd Thomas (Tommy) Graham on February 10, 1995. Betty and Tommy remained married until his passing in 2012.

Betty was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, wife, and friend. She always made sure to provide a safe, loving Christian home for her family and friends. Betty loved socializing and serving her community. She was active in several ladies groups where she was known for her generous heart, and loving friendly spirit. She also stayed very involved with her family and friends and was considered a vital part of their lives. She loved the Lord and was a faithful servant to His glory as a long-time member of Mims Baptist Church.

She was committed to her career with Montgomery County where she served for 47 years until her retirement in 2015. In this lifelong career, she served 26 of those years in the Treasurers Department. In 2014 she received a 45-year service pin, she was the first employee ever to receive a 45-year service pin.

Betty was preceded in death by her father, J.T. Groce, her mother, Vada Groce, her beloved husband Tommy Graham, and sister Gloria Patrick. She is survived by her two children, Vicki Hammond of New Braunfels, Tx., Myssi Rogers and husband Bo Rogers of Conroe, Tx., and brother Charles Groce and wife Laynell of Willis, Tx. Grandchildren, Morgan Mack, Colin Mack, Devin Mack, Megan Mack, Maizy Cantu and husband Eric, Hunter Mack and wife Autumn, Ethan Mack and Zoe Rogers. Great-Grandchildren, Molly Mack, Jaden Mack, Kobe Mack, and Delilah Mack. She also leaves behind several cousins, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

Visitation will be held at Metcalf Funeral Home on Monday, July 22, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Mims Baptist Church at 10 am with graveside services following immediately after at Whispering Pines Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Jan Avery

July 22, 2019

I met Betty when I was hired in the Treasurer’s office in 2004. She was an inspiration not only to me but to everyone she came in contact with. The stories she would share about when she started there were amazing and the span of 47 years working for Montgomery County well was just unheard of. I remember on my first anniversary with the County she had this certificate made that she gave me praising the good job I had done not only for the Treasurer’s office but in helping and learning her job as well. She will be missed by so many but is home with our sweet Lord now.

A rose once grew
where all could see,
sheltered beside
a garden wall,
And as the days
passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches
straight and tall
One day, a beam of light
shone through a crevice
that had opened wide
The rose bent gently
towards its warmth
then passed beyond
to the other side.
Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted the rose blooms there
Its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God’s own loving care.

Thinking of you
With Heartfelt Sympathy.

Love, Jan Avery

Myssi Rogers

July 20, 2019

I was blessed to get to call you mother. God chose you to be my caretaker, teacher, confidant and friend. You were always there for me and you never lectured you just always listened and then gave your advice. I hope I made you proud of me. As I grew up, married and had a family of my own life sometimes got in the way, but you were always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. I am glad you were able to spend time with my family and be there to watch Zoe grow up over these years. There are many things in her life you will miss, but she will have her angel in heaven watching over her. I cherish the time I was able to spend with you and will miss you all the days to come. I was truly blessed to call you mom and will love you forever. Until we see each other again, momma. I love you.

B. Charles Groce

July 20, 2019

I'm her (as she always said little brother). We grew up as typical siblings, fighting one minute, loving the next. As time passed the love grew. She will be missed not only by me but a lot of others. I am blessed to know her not only as a sister but a friend.

Carol Stroud

July 19, 2019

Betty, you pulled me through a lot of bad things and good things. I'll always love you like my sister. We had some good memories to share for sure. You rest now. I'll be seeing you soon and we'll start all over again.
Love you my friend and will miss you for sure.

Jan Avery

July 19, 2019

A rose once grew
where all could see,
sheltered beside
a garden wall,
And as the days
passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches
straight and tall
One day, a beam of light
shone through a crevice
that had opened wide
The rose bent gently
towards its warmth
then passed beyond
to the other side.
Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted the rose blooms there
Its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by God’s own loving care.

Thinking of you
With Heartfelt Sympathy.

Betty will be missed, she has entered the kingdom and is home
Love, Jan Avery

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