Betty Sue Baker

Born on September 20, 1938

Departed on March 4, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Betty Sue “Sam” Baker, age 81 of Goodlettsville, passed away on March 4, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Smotherman, Sr., and Gustine Matthews; siblings, Billy Ray Smotherman, Shirley Ann Anargyros, and Brenda Gail Case. She is survived by her siblings, Glenn (Linda) Crumpton, Arthur Smotherman, and Saskia McFall as well as several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Betty Sue was a graduate of Goodlettsville High School, and worked many years as an executive secretary as well as in the Jewelry business. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Sunday March 8 from 2-6 pm., and Monday March 9 from 1pm until service time at 2pm. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

5 Comments to Betty Sue Baker

  1. Shirley Hawkins
    March 7, 2020 7:52 am

    A very Dear Friend for many, many years. I cherish wonderful memories of our youth at GHS and later years as we experienced many adventures and laughter together. Betty Sue is a Special, Kind Hearted Lady with much Love for many and she wlll forever be missed.

  2. Brad Worthington
    March 7, 2020 2:22 pm

    I lived with Miss Betty almost a full year. During that time she was so kind to me and treated me like a son. I will forever treasure the evenings we talked at the dinner table, and passed the time together. Those many months away from my family were made so much easier because of her tender care and concern. My whole family had the opportunity to meet her and we all loved her. We’ve kept in touch since I moved back home to Georgia, and visited her as often as we could. I so wish we were able to make it up there for the funeral, but that is not possible. Oir love and prayers to the family during this time of grieving, and her home going. She is no doubt in a better place, as she was an angel to me, and to my family.

    • Linda Overton
      March 7, 2020 9:21 pm

      Brad, I am a friend of 48 years of Betty Sue. I want you to know she spoke of you on several occasions and thought so much of you. You were a friend to her while you stayed with her and she appreciated that so much. I think she had one of her little dogs with her then, Buffy. We worked together when I got out of college and moved to Nashville. She and I along with another co worker went to Hawaii in 1974, a year before I married. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding. She was indeed a beautiful woman. She was 12 years older than me. We remained good friends up until her death. I last visited her over Christmas in an assisted living facility. We had a wonderful visit but she had so wanted to remain in her home. Breaks my heart that she was not in her little home that she was so proud of. You were a good friend to her.

  3. Linda Overton
    March 7, 2020 9:40 pm

    I forever friend of 48 years. I met Betty Sue at my first job when I got out of college. I was 12 years younger than Betty Sue but we became wonderful lifelong friends. We worked at General Transportation Services, a huge group of companies in Nashville. She was excellent at her job. In 1974 she along with another young lady from work went to Hawaii for a week and we so enjoyed that great memory. A year later Betty Sue was a bridesmaid in my wedding. Our friendship continued thru the birth of my child, the sudden death of my husband and the marriage to my second husband which she attended in 2002. Between my marriages I took her to my place at the beach, a wonderful laid back time together. We have remained close and I am so very glad that we were able to spend Christmas in Nashville this last December and I was able to visit with her. I had hoped so much that she would have been able to return to her home that she so loved. I will miss her sweet smile and loving voice that I had grown to know so well. Such a kind and sweet spirit of a friend. So glad she came into my life 48 years ago and took me under her wing back then. I will miss her.

  4. Jean Rinehart
    March 10, 2020 9:20 pm

    Our ladies visitation ministry from Meter Baptist visited Ms. Betty many times. She was such a sweet lady and kind soul! I am sorry I was unable to get to the funeral home to pay my respects due to my work schedule. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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