- April 21, 1932 - March 11, 2017
- Charleston, South Carolina
of Betty's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Northbridge Baptist Church
1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29407
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J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel
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“Amanda I'm Sorry for Your Moms Passing.
1 of 4 | Posted by: Craig Buckles - Moncks Corner, SC
“It was my goal to get Betty to laugh, not because I was humorous, but because she had a magnificent laugh. It was her natural state to wear a smile....Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Tommy McQueeney - Mt. Pleasant, SC
“It is with the greatest of sadness that we just today learned of aunt Betty's passing. She was a lovely lady and very special to our mom. We will...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Diana Pinto - DiCarlo - Tuckahoe, NY
“Larry, Rusty, Amanda and Julie -- I send you my heart felt condolences for the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful women. I have so many...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Gary Cavazzi - Plantation, FL
Betty Brownlee Henderson Fernander passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the presence of her four loving children. She was the widow of James Robert Fernander. Her Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Stuhr's from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow the service in Live Oak Memorial Gardens.
Betty Brownlee was born April 21, 1932 in Charleston, SC. She was one of eleven children to the late Charles Brownlee and Julia Wiggins Brownlee. Betty's years growing up on Pinckney street provided lifelong memories of a close family that survived the hardships of the Great Depression. She was the last surviving member. Inspired by this circumstance, Betty embraced the profound meaning of family, faith, self-reliance, and resourcefulness. She lived her life dedicated to these qualities as an example to her children, eleven grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Her work career was spent with the Charleston Naval Shipyard Federal Credit Union. Betty enjoyed the friendships of her co-workers, active and retired, over many years. Betty often exhibited a spirit of independence, self-sacrifice, and energetic accomplishment.
She was a skilled seamstress and an exceptional cook. She liked staying busy, never leaving chores undone, or bills unpaid. Betty was a loving person who made everyone around her comfortable. Her Sunday family dinners were a tradition not to be missed. Her abilities as a Southern cook who made every serving delicious and plentiful were held in such regard that friends and extended family cherished being invited. Her payment for her Sunday feast was a contented smile or just a simple "Thank you. " It was her proudest moment. Betty attended Northbridge Baptist Church and found peace in her Christian faith and her complete trust in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She is survived by her children, Bobby "Larry" Henderson, Karl R. "Rusty" Henderson (Jo); Amanda McQueeney (Tommy), Julie H. Lane (Scott).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northbridge Baptist Church, 1160 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407.
Upcoming Funeral Services
Live Oak Memorial Gardens
3093 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414