A ceremony celebrating the life of Betty Ann Pekins will be held at 1 pm, on Monday, January 10, 2022, at St Amant Baptist Church, visitation will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Betty was born on November 30, 1943, in Tipton County, Tennessee and passed from this life on January 4, 2022, at the age of 78 years.
Betty showed her love for others through the giving of her time, love, and affection. Never did Betty ever meet a stranger. She was a loving friend to all. Betty was always a giver, and never a taker. She could always be found in the kitchen cooking meals and baking cakes for others. Betty ministered to all ages, but especially the youth and the elderly. She made sure that no one went without, even when it was at her own expense. Betty gave her time, monetary gifts, and love to others, even when they mistreated her. She was a shining example of God’s unceasing forgiveness and love. She knew that she was not perfect, but she always had a desire to show those around her the love of God. She made a difference in the lives of everyone that she touched. Her hopes were always to point others towards God, so they could put their trust in Him and be a blessing to others as she always was. She was loved by all and has left an everlasting imprint on each of our lives.
She is preceded in death by her parents Rueben Leon and Ida Mae Mooneyham Smith, children Randy Brewer, Carol Watts, and Susie Owens, siblings Garvin, Reese, Charles Smith, and Vera Petty.
Survivors include her husband Phillip Pekins Sr., sons Phillip Pekins Jr., Charles Pekins, David Brewer, and Keith Pekins, siblings Irene Saylor, Robert, J.M., Billy and David Smith, also survived by 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred, that will be used by the family to honor Betty’s life and memory.