Betty B. Flemister, age 83 of Rome, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018at her residence. She went home to be with the Lord surrounded by family.
Mrs. Flemister was born in Floyd County on February 4, 1935 to Rev. Barney (BV) Bryan and Ollie Noojin Bryan. After graduating from Pepperell High School, she began her work career at Floyd County Health Department.
While working and raising her family, she went on to acquire her RN from Berry College and her BSN from the Medical College of Georgia. Betty was very proud of being among the first nursing class graduates of Berry College. After graduation, her nursing career started at Floyd Medical Center, quickly moving into management through HCA, and serving in various rolls as Nurse Consultant, Director of Nursing and Nursing Administrator in hospitals throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
Following several years of retirement, she returned to the work force as a Public Health Nurse for Floyd County Schools.
Mrs. Flemister was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Joseph Glen who died at birth, a brother, Edward Bryan, and sisters, Sybil Smith, Helen Smith, and Marlene Hughes.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Flemister, of Rome, with whom she would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on November 6th; sister Grace Jenkins; brother Tony Bryan; sons Greg (Donna) Flemister; Glen (Lori) Flemister; daughters Lori (Matt) Cothran; and Beth Flemister; grandchildren, Bryan, Josh, Nicholas, Bailey, Bradley (Heather), Chris, Alex, Dylan; great grandchildren Riley, Tatum, Nash, and Camden.
The family will receive friends Tuesday September 25, 2018 at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave from 1-2:30, with the service immediately following. Interment will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Heyman HospiceCare 402 East Second Ave Suite 105 Rome or the Alzheimer’s Association41 Perimeter Center E #550, Atlanta, GA 30346.
Special thanks goes out to the wonderful care received from Lisa Smith CNA and Nicole Jordan RN, of Heyman HospiceCare, Sharon and Victoria of Victoria Family Home Care, and also Hospice Chaplain Allen Fuller, who befriended Harry and spent many hours providing support and comfort.
Good Shepherd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.