|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1934|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 2011|
North Carolina, USA
Frankie Elizabeth "Betty" Brunk, 77, passed away peacefully in Clayton, NC, on the evening of July 30, 2011. Betty was born on February 17, 1934 in Buchanan, VA.
She was a devoted wife and mother, a dedicated grandmother and a beloved friend. In addition to raising four children, she spent her life caring for those around her which, many times, included the friends of her children and neighbors. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as "Granny Betty." Betty's nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family to the relationships with friends, colleagues, students and faculty at NC State University that she developed during her years of employment at Baxley's restaurant on Hillsborough Street. She became known as "Mama Betty" to many – her family was always growing.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands Samuel Hubert Martin and Dale Patton Brunk; and her grandson, Kenneth Blanchard White II. Betty is survived by her daughter, Sherry Lynn Martin of Kathleen, GA; her daughter Jayne Paige Wilson and her husband, Rob, of Clayton, NC; her daughter Jenny Leigh Wilson and her husband Al of Spring Hill, TN; and Tracy Dale Brunk and his wife, Christina, of Raleigh, NC. In addition to her children, Betty is survived by four grandchildren: Katie Wilson of Wilmington, NC; Sky Wilson of Spring Hill, TN; and Grace and Thomas Brunk of Raleigh, NC.
The family will be accepting visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2011 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 1200 Benson Road, Garner, NC 27529. Betty will be laid to rest at a family burial site at the Mountain View United Methodist Church in Wytheville, VA with her husband. In lieu of flowers and in memory of her grandson, the family requests that donations be made to the Kenneth "Ken" White Scholarship Fund, C/O Dorothy Medlin, West Johnston High School, 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson, NC 27504.
The family would like to thank the staff and community of the Bryan Center in Clayton, NC for the personal attention and compassionate care they provided to Betty during her time of residence and passing. Additionally, the family would like to thank the friends that visited Betty over her period of declining health.
Dale Patton Brunk (1944 - 2006)
Mountain View Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Devin Houston
Record added: Aug 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74517478