Betty Carolyn Lee Browning, wife, mother of 5, grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 25 and great-great-grandmother of one fell asleep in death April 5, 2023. Betty was born in Little Rock Arkansas on April 22, 1932, to William Conway Lee and Sallie McNalley Lee.
Betty was preceded in death by just 50 days earlier by her husband of 72 years Raymond N. Browning. She was also preceded by her parents: William Conway Lee and Sallie McNalley Lee, brother: William (Bill) Lee, daughter: Sallie Elizabeth Gilson, son: Raymond Neal Browning, Jr., and grandson: Charles Duane Browning.
Betty enjoyed being a mother, and wife but especially a grandmother. Anytime a grandchild was present you could find her sitting on the floor with a pile of cartoons from the Sunday papers, scissors and school glue making homemade comic books. There were always some kind of beads to be strung, cake to be decorated or craft projects to be done. Of course, the stories were never ending. When she read it, she remembered it. Sometimes even the year, page, and side of the page it was on, especially if it was in the Bible.
In 1954 Agnes Cotton came to her door with the message about Gods Kingdom. Before she left, she told Betty “One day that little girl (Salliebeth) will ask you “What is God’s name?” What she did not know was that Salliebeth had already asked the question. That started a series of events that quenched Betty’s quest for the answer to many Bible questions. In 1957 Betty symbolized her dedication to Jehovah. For 66 years Betty severed Jehovah faithfully.
Betty was always ready to care for someone, especially her family. She served as caregiver for her mother-in-law moving just down the street so they could be close. Next for her own mom and dad, moving into their home so she could be there for whatever was needed. All the time if one of her kids was having a baby or needed some long-term childcare Granny Browning to the rescue.
We will all miss her. Her strong faith, belief, and hope in the resurrection, will bring us such joy when we welcome her back to life here on an earthly paradise.
A family hosted celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Tyndall Park, 913 Sevier St, Benton, AR 72015. We will meet in Pavilion #2 from 2-5 pm. Please bring a lawn chair if you have one, we will have some chairs but may not have enough for everyone. We will have light refreshments. Please come, remember Betty and her long, loving life, and enjoy family and friends.
Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com