Betty Mills Brown



Betty Mills Brown, 82, passed away peacefully at home December 12, 2017, after a short illness surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born July 15, 1935, in Socastee, SC, to the late Jesse Benjamin Mills & Maude (Macklen) Mills and was the youngest of eight children. Betty was a graduate of Socastee High School and married her high school sweetheart Garrett C. Brown on June 17, 1950. They raised and nurtured three children together that she loved dearly, Deedy, Gary and Michelle.

Betty & Garrett owned and operated two small family motels in Myrtle Beach from 1963-1980, The Sea Foam and The Oceanic; she was a homemaker later in life. Betty was an avid tennis player and also enjoyed painting with her many friends. She enjoyed sewing and quilting with her mother and sisters and was also known to wet a line occasionally and catch a fish. Her love of all animals was immense, especially her three K9 companions April, Amber & Buddy and of course all of her backyard birds and squirrels she enjoyed feeding daily for years.

 Betty was predeceased by her parents Jesse & Maude Mills, brothers, Jesse Clarence Mills & William Arthur Mills; sisters, Alice Marlowe, Edna Oliver & Oneta Wilson; and in-laws OG & Flora Brown.

 She leaves behind her husband & caregiver of 67 years, Garrett Brown. Three children Deedy Drew (Richard), Michelle Brown (Heidi) and Gary Brown (Debbie) all of Myrtle Beach.

 Four grandchildren; Richie Drew (Lixia), Meredith Drew Redd (Greg), Grayson Brown (Abby) and Joseph Brown (Annah Kate). Nine great-grandchildren; Kennedy, Richie III, Sarah-Blake, Christopher, Jase, Caroline, Yezi, Daylee and Benjamin. Her brother, James Mills, her sister, Madge Tyner and* many nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be held at McMillian Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach, Friday, December 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

 A service to celebrate her life and her homecoming will be held at McMillan Small Funeral Home on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM, officiated by Rev. Thomas Brittain, Sr. Burial will follow at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

 The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all of the staff of Embrace Hospice, especially Courtney & Miranda for their care of our mom and wife.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in her honor to either Embrace Hospice 175 Village Center Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC 29579, First United Methodist Church 901 N. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 or The Myrtle Beach Humane Society 3241 Mr. Joe White Ave. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

 “I haven’t really left you, even though it may seem so. I’ve gone to my heavenly home and I am closer than you know.”   ~Unknown


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The Landrys
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Myrtle Beach SC
Created On: 12/14/2017 21:23:31

With deepest sympathy on the loss of Ms. Betty. Praying for strength for Podder and the family in the days to come, and the comfort of memories that will make her live on in your hearts.

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Created On: 12/14/2017 12:55:33

Please accept my condolences for the passing of your dear loved one. When someone we love dies, the heartache and grief can be great. I hope that you can be comforted knowing that Jehovah God cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) "He is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) May you find comfort and relief during this grievous time, as you cherish the precious memories of Betty.

Stephen Stack
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Brooksville, FL
Created On: 12/13/2017 15:13:11

Thoughts and prayers for the Brown family.
Gary my man, my heart goes out to you. As always I'm thinking of you.

Debbie Catley
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Myrtle Beach
Created On: 12/13/2017 13:15:31

Dear Debbie, Gary, Grayson, Joseph and families,
I am sorry to read this morning of your mother/ grandmother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Dr. Archie & Nena Johnson
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Created On: 12/12/2017 23:38:28

We are so very sorry for your mom going home. Even though it is truly a joyous time for Betty is is a difficult time for all of you left behind. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you now & in the days to come.



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