Bettye Brooks Bennett

Born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 24, 1928

Departed on March 23, 2020 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Bettye Brooks Bennett, 91, Nashville, Tennessee. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to so many died peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2020. She was born September 24, 1928, in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the daughter of the late Everett Hope Brooks and Evelyn Halley Brooks of Memphis. She is preceded in death by her brother, Everett Hope Brooks II, and her husband, Forrest "Jack" Larkin. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband of 37 years, William Shaw Bennett, whom she married in 1948. She is survived by their two daughters Katherine Jane Bennett Prough (Anthony) of Cedaredge, Colorado and Suzanne Brooks Bennett Brock (Randy) of Nashville, Tennessee. Adored and loved by her four grandchildren, Lindsay Diana Brock Pierce, Bradford Prough, William Wells Brock, and Christopher Prough, and four great grandchildren, Lucas Bennett Pierce, William Randal Pierce, Mary Piper Pierce, and Maxwell Preston Pierce.

Special love and appreciation are extended to longtime dear friend Deb Goodwyn and to her beloved caregivers at Brookdale Belle Meade.

Bettye lived her life with purpose and enjoyed a life of love, laughter, and service to others. A long-time resident of Nashville, she was beloved in her community by so many friends and visitors to her West Meade Antique Shop (The Curiosity Shop) which she owned and operated for 27 years. She was a member of Brook Hollow Baptist Church in West Meade.

A private graveside service for the family will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Nashville. Memorial gathering in her honor to be held at a later date.

6 Comments to Bettye Brooks Bennett

  1. Tim Bigham
    March 24, 2020 6:40 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. My heart is with you in this tough time.

  2. Dilly DeFord
    March 24, 2020 7:01 pm

    You look so much like your beautiful mother. I remember her from the antique store. It was a fun place to browse and enjoy her goodies. She was always so nice. I pray for comfort for you and your family. Much love.

  3. Dianne shelton
    March 24, 2020 7:42 pm

    She was a special lady and is in a wonderful new life in Heaven.

  4. Richard & Ginny Griffin
    March 25, 2020 7:36 am

    So sorry for your loss, I remember Miss Betty would come down to the mkt ( Drew’s) and she would always have a smile always, very charming lady and no one can take away the memories of your mother.

  5. Sheree Gourley
    March 25, 2020 2:02 pm

    I will definitely miss Betty! She was such a loving person, and I will always cherish all the fun memories we shared. Prayers to you and your family!

  6. Kathi (Bennett) Prough
    March 25, 2020 11:06 pm

    It is with tremendous sadness that I must send this message to an obituary page for my Mother. The Covid-19 virus has found our part of the family here in Colorado, without even being able to leave our homes, except for absolutely essential trips for food and medical care. Needless to say, flying during this time for our family is not an option, however, delaying saying our goodbyes to our beloved Mother and Grandmother is beyond excruciating. Mama, you were the best mother anyone could ever have asked for, and I will desperately miss you every day for the rest of my life on this earth. I thank you so much for everything you taught us, everything you did to assure that our childhood and entry into adulthood was happy and successful, and for your continued support of us in all our undertakings and endeavors as adults. You and Daddy will always be remembered as the most important people in my life. I’ll love you forever. Kathi (and Anthony, Bradford & Christopher)

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