Betty Ramsey Fakoury was born February 25, 1934 in Augusta, GA, February 25, 1934, she was the daughter of Roy Ramsey and Evelina Mulcay Ramsey.
Betty Ramsey Fakoury, 82, widow of Dr. Jack T. Fakoury, of Camden, died on Thursday, December 22, 2016.
Mrs. Fakoury was a 1952 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School and attended Winthrop College. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends through the years and was an avid crossword puzzle fan, having several well-worn crossword puzzle dictionaries. She enjoyed spending time at the family beach house in Garden City Beach, sitting at the picnic table on the porch working her crossword puzzles and watching the grandchildren enjoy what they called “Jiddy’s (grandfather’s) beach.” She was famous for her rum cakes which were made and delivered to friends at Christmas time. To her five children and their friends she was often known as “EverReady Betty,” as she was a feisty spirit.
She was survived by her five children: Linda Mobley (Martin) of Columbia, Sophia (Sissy) Ellis (Brian) of Concord, NH, Jack Fakoury, Jr. (Ashley) of Columbia, Roy Fakoury (Sara) of Camden, and Melissa Stokes (Stacy) of Columbia; 12 grandchildren, who will miss their “Bebby” – Jaimie and Rachel Mobley, Courtney and Brian Ellis, Jordan and Greyson Fakoury, Sam and Helen Fakoury, and Parker, Jack, Charlie Mack, and Lilly Anne Stokes; and one great-grandchild, Carter Fakoury; a sister, Dorothy R. Huggins of Myrtle Beach; brothers Reagon Merrill (Nancy) of Smyrna, GA, and Bobby (Gordy) Merrill (Peggy) of St. Simons Island, GA; and sisters-in-law, Anne L. Ramsey of Marshville, NC and Barbara S. Fakoury of Cary, NC.
She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Jack, and a brother, Ronald T. Ramsey.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, December 27, at 2:00 p.m. at Quaker Cemetery in Camden. The family received visitors after the service at the home of Roy and Sara Fakoury. The family suggests memorials be made to a matching fund established by the family at the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County, 110 East DeKalb Street, Camden, S.C. 29020, or www.CMCOFKC.org.