Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Roy

Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Roy

Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Roy, made her peaceful transition on Friday, Feb. 9, surrounded by those she loved.

She was born in Calera on April 23, 1931 where she met and married her “sweetheart”, George Roy, Sr., on June 12, 1948. The love they had for each other is indescribable and was obvious to everyone who knew them. This love, as well as her caring, matriarchal spirit was the solid foundation that kept the Roy family strong through the good times and the bad.

She was a peacekeeper, a voice of reason and a shoulder to cry on to friends and family alike. Oh, how we will miss you sweet, sweet lady.

She was predeceased by her precious children, Betty Jane Edwards and “Little” George Roy, Jr.; son-in-law, Ricky Cairns; daughter-in-law, Joyce Roy; grandsons, Robert “Bo” Edwards, Jr. and Chris Roy; father, Samuel Tomlin; mother, Nettie Gullahorn; seven brothers and five sisters.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving “sweetheart” of 69 years, George W. Roy, Sr.; daughter, Barbara Franks (Timmy), Doris Ann Sajpel (Wally), James Richard Roy (Dee Ann) and Tommy Edwards (Courtney); 12 grandchildren filled with loving memories of our “granny” with 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren we will share her stories with, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and a funeral service followed at 12 p.m., both at Charter Funeral Home. Burial was at Shelby Memory Garden.