Betty Garrett Pack

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SPARTANBURG – Mrs. Betty Jean Anderson Garrett Pack, of Lancaster and Spartanburg, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home.
Born Sept. 2, 1926, in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Jeanette Catherine Wofford Anderson and Theodore McKinley "Mack" Anderson Sr.
Mrs. Pack was twice married, first to the late Rev. Robert M. Garrett Sr. and then to the late Nathan Pack.
Mrs. Pack was a graduate of Spartanburg High School, attended Anderson College, Converse College of Music, the University of South Carolina Spartanburg and retired from Risdon Corporation where she served as administrative assistant and personnel administrator. She was also retired from Galloway Promotion as a marketing associate.
Betty was a faithful Christian, serving churches in North and South Carolina. She was a woman who cared little for worldly possessions. God came first in her life, followed by family and friends. The Lord accomplished His work through her being active for many years as organist and pianist on the church fields where she was a member and lived. She taught organ and piano in the various church fields, served as WMU president, girl's auxiliary director, president of Associational Women's Missionary Union, and clerk of the Chesterfield Baptist Associational Women's Missionary Union and clerk of Chesterfield Baptist Association.
She will be remembered, and her spirit and legacy kept alive, as the sweet talented teacher who loved, ministered and mentored so many children in their formative years through piano and organ lessons and with the many whom she had contact with throughout her life, also for the Mission Friends and other organizations of the Baptist Churches where she lived and served as a member.
Her strength came from her faith in Jesus Christ and love for family and friends. One of her greatest strengths was her ability to pray for and with others, believing in the power of prayer. She taught and participated in Bible Studies throughout her life.
A devoted and nurturing wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, she lived a life of service to others and was an example of the embodiments of Christian ideals and unconditional love.
In 2006, Betty moved to Lancaster, to be near her son, Robert M. Garrett, Jr. and his wife, Shirley, and in keeping with her determination to be of service, volunteered at Springs Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Pack is survived by one son, Robert M. (Bob) Garrett Jr. and his wife, Shirley, of Lancaster; one sister, Elaine Hunt and her husband, Bill, of Sapphire Valley, N.C.; one brother, Theodore McKinley "Mac" Anderson Jr. of Charleston; one son-in-law, Michael Moss and his wife, Myrtle, of Gaffney; four granddaughters, Amanda Garrett Davis and her husband, Mike, of Lincolnton, N.C., Amy Garrett Lillis and her husband, Chris, of Fredericksburg, Va., Angela Garrett Ferriell and her husband, Chris, of Columbia, and Sonya Garrett Kirby and her husband, Todd, of Hudson, N.C.; step-granddaughter, Donna McKinnon and her husband, Dick, of Lancaster; two grandsons, Charles Edward "Ched" Garrett of Inman and Christopher Moss of Ocala, Fla.; three stepdaughters; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in their journey to their heavenly home by her husband, Nathaniel Dean Pack; a daughter, Melody Catherine Garrett Moss; a son Charles Frederick Garrett; a brother, Charles Robert Anderson; and one sister, Jeanette Catherine Anderson Hambrick.
A celebration of her life was 2 p.m Thursday, July 24, for her residential family and friends at Azalea Gardens. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 25, in Sunset Memorial Park, 1955 Cannons Campground Road, Spartanburg, conducted by the Revs. Dr. Jessie Adams and Joe Reed, where she will be buried beside her beloved late husband, Nathan D. Pack.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering of Pleasant Dale Baptist Church, 133 S. Potter Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
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Published in The Lancaster News on July 25, 2014
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