Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Way of Myrtle Beach went to be with her Lord on Friday, September 3, 2021 after an extended illness. Born in Mullins, South Carolina on September 17, 1944, she was the daughter of Richard D. and Mary Elizabeth Barnes Way.
A 1962 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School, Betty was a successful businesswoman along the Grand Strand for many years. In addition to family enterprises that included Richard D. Way Men’s and Ladies’ Clothing, and the Regency Restaurant, she also operated a mobile food truck, the Silver Hook Restaurant, and the Corner Grill in downtown Myrtle Beach. A woman of many talents, Betty was a licensed Realtor for many years with Hoyt Richardson Realty, Inc., worked as a teacher’s assistant with mentally and physically handicapped middle school children, and served as a volunteer for Myrtle Beach’s first rescue squad.
In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her brother, Richard D. Way, Jr., and his son, Richard D. Way, III.
Survivors include her sidekick and caregiver, Dixie Penley, nephew Austin Carter Way, his mother, Sara Frances Way, and his son, Micah Vo Way. Betty’s family would like to extend a very special thank-you to Ricardo Lourenco, Davis Smith and Vern Hearl for their love and support during a very difficult time. And to Steve McMillan and McMillan-Small Funeral Home for having Betty in their care.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date for family and friends.
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