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1932 Betty 2021

Betty Ruth Willemoes

May 24, 1932 — December 27, 2021

Betty Ruth Brunson Willemoes died peacefully at her residence on December 27 from natural causes. She was 89 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents Abel and Ruby Brunson; her husband Peter Willemoes III; daughters infant Willemoes and Karen Mann, son Peter Willemoes, sisters Louise Brunson, Earline Griffin, Lucille Johnson, and brothers Hollis Brunson and Lamar Brunson.

Those left to remember her include daughter Teresa Reynolds (William); sisters Dean Daniel, Katherine Brunson, Jeanette Brunson, and Lucretia Horton; grandchildren Colin Stewart, Joshua Cassity, Justin Stewart (Ye), Audra McHenry (Chad), Chelsea Sigler (Colin), Caylee Summerford (Ryan), and Peter Brooks Willemoes; daughter-in-law Donna Willemoes; bonus grandchildren Lane Barger (Cameron), Stephanie Boykin (Shannon), and Jennifer Bray (Bert), and many nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.

Betty was born on May 24, 1932 the fifth of ten children. Some of her fondest and longest held memories were of growing up on a farm in Jackson, Alabama. Challenging times, but never a shortage of love. After graduation from Jackson High School, she worked at Vanity Fair and lived in a boarding house where she met the love of her life, Peter Willemoes III. The owner told her that she knew Pete was a good man because he wrote his Mother every week. She agreed. They married on April 7, 1956 and made a good life in Mobile.

Betty and Pete passed many a happy day or night at Municipal Park cheering on youth sports teams. She volunteered as a first aid worker at Orchard and Scarbrough schools. She was a longtime member of Overlook Presbyterian Church. In later life when she remembered a good dream it was most often of the women in her Church Circle.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas McGee, Covenant Hospice, Touching Hearts, Visiting Angels and their excellent staff for exemplary care. Private aides Ashley and Renee. Also life long friends Jerry, Dimples, Sissy, Donald, Michael, and Mr. Hendrix. Thank you all for your support.

Funeral services will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens January 3, 2022. Visitation is at 1 p.m. and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Pallbearers are William Reynolds, Chris Francis, Colin Stewart, Joshua Cassity, Justin Stewart, and Brooks Willemoes.












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Public Visitation

Monday, January 3, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

6040 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL 36619

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 3, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

6040 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL 36619

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