Our loved one, Betty Hamlett, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Although she will be greatly missed, we know that she is in heaven with Jesus and her parents, husband and many others.

Betty was born Betty Sue Cox on Sept. 19, 1939, in Girard, Texas, to Henry and Ida Cox. She had a very happy childhood and loved her sister, Myrlene, dearly. She was married to the love of her life, Harvey Lee Hamlett, on Aug. 28, 1948, in Brownwood, Texas. They were lifetime residents of Brownwood.

Betty loved all of her family and friends dearly. She took care of all of us even when she was not in the best of health and she did it with a big smile, laughs and hugs. Betty was a very hard worker all of her life and she was a devoted Christian. She loved helping others, giving groceries to the needy at New Beginnings Church, serving luncheons and helping with dinners. She never left until the dishes and the cleaning were done. She loved her church and her church family. She enjoyed making improvements on her house and she was very talented at making those dollars stretch. She loved taking care of her plants and flowers and enjoyed nature.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at the New Beginnings Church, 1000 Belle Plain in Brownwood, Texas. Pastors Kelly Crenshaw and A.J. Creel will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons Scotty Pinkston, Shane Pinkston, Phillip Brown, Joshua Brown, Tim Pallette, and Cullen Bryant.

A family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Betty is survived by her son, Donald Hamlett and wife Cathy of Brownwood; her daughter, Regina Pinkston of Brownwood; her sister, Myrlene Baker of Midland; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Hamlett, a son, Gary Lee Hamlett, and her father and mother, Henry and Ida Cox.

The family wishes to express their thanks to everyone for their visits, phone calls, and food. You will forever be in our hearts.

To our mother, nannie, and grandma we want to say:

Our memories are keepsake

From which we’ll never part.

God has you in His keeping,

We have you in our hearts.

Although your presence is gone

And you cannot be touched,

We thank God for the memories

That will always mean so much.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginnings church, 1000 Belle Plain, Brownwood, TX or to the Texas Cancer Center, 1957 Antilley Rd, Abilene, TX 79606.

Condolences, memories, and tributes can be left for the family at www.mem.com.