Betty Queen
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Betty Queen
  • March 2, 1926 - December 13, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Betty Alice Rowe Queen, age 91, died at NC Baptist Hospital Wed. Dec.13th due to complications during heart surgery. She was happily married to Ray Queen, her soulmate for 53 years. He endearingly referred to her as "Miss America". Mr. Queen retired as President from Brenner Steel before his death in 2001. She was the ninth child of Raymond & Mertha Pitts Rowe of Glen Alpine NC. The Queens moved to Winston Salem in the early 50's with two daughters Betty Anne Q. Bush and Cathey Rowe Queen. Her four grandchildren's hearts are filled with memories of their home in Pfafftown. Betty was "Granny" to D. Andrew Staley (Julie), Robert P. (Bo) Staley (Kelly), Lauren Queen Staley, Rachel Sydney (Will) Everton and five great granddaughters; Layne, Rachel, Meredith, Charlie and Smith. Whether she was off on some adventure or planting she was joyfully content. The Queens totally renovated a historic home in Pfafftown, and there she tended a huge garden.growing and sharing vegetables with neighbors. Together she and Ray choose a life of generous giving. She invested countless hours in her grandchildren - teaching them the value of planting, watering, waiting for and enjoying the harvest. She loved being a Homemaker. Betty could cook or sew anything! She would sit for hours making quilts, sewing for children and grandchildren or if they would sit still long enough, teach them to crossstitch, sew, knit, or crochet. She was a thoughtful care-giver to many - family and friends. Betty was blessed by her days in the kitchen whether at Samaritan's Ministries or Old Town Baptist Church. She exemplified meekness, humility, contentment, patience and kindness while being cloaked in beauty. She was an unforgettable lady and is loved by many. Betty loved the Lord. To celebrate her life there will be a Memorial Service January 6th at Noon, at Old Town Baptist Church, 4386 Shattalon Dr. in Winston Salem. Rev. Rick Speas will be officiating. Her family asks that any memorials be given to Samaritans Ministries in WS or Old Town Baptist Church.