Betty Pattillo went to be with her Lord Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was born in Atlanta, GA on September 5, 1930 and grew up in Decatur, GA. She was a proud graduate of Decatur Girls High. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin W. and Montine Merritt, and her brother, Marvin G. Merritt. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gerald, of Lawrenceville, GA; sons, Jerry Beth Pattillo and Charles Pattillo; daughters, Linda Ben Sawyer and Leigh Pattillo Wilkinson; grandchildren, Scott Adrian Pattillo, Jeff Pattillo, Brian Taylor Pattillo, David Pattillo, Keri Brian Fosse, Andrew Karen Sawyer, Eric Sawyer, Molly Sawyer, Andrew Smith, Daniel Smith, Michael Smith; great grandchildren, Jackson Pattillo, William Pattillo, Tyler Pattillo, Levi Fosse. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Vera Merritt. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, April 1, 2013 at Lawrenceville First Baptist Church with Rev. Inman Houston and Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Interment will follow at Decatur City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 pm, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. I’ve never known such a sweet dear lady to the very end as my sister-in-love, Betty. She will be truly missed but we can rejoice that she is with Jesus even now during such a special holiday season. So many good memories. Such a very special family. I love all of you!!

  2. Aunt Betty was a remarkable woman. I always loved visiting her as a child. She made me feel so welcomed and I loved to listen to her. I know how proud she was of her 4 children and the amazing love she had for Uncle Jerry. My prayers are for all of you at this sad time.

  3. We grieve with you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. It is good to know that we will see her again someday. Our love and prayers are with you. Love, John, Shelley, Bob, and Lois Sawyer

  4. Betty was such a special lady. I knew that the first time I met her at a Pattillo family picnic in the summer of 1972, as I was about to join this wonderful family. She will be missed by so many, but what a wonderful legacy she has left for all of us–love and kindness to everyone, and a deep, deep faith in her Lord. We will celebrate her life!

  5. May our Lord Jesus Christ bring your family the peace & comfort that only He can bring during the loss of your loved one. What a joyous reunion in Heaven there will be when we meet again. GOD bless

  6. Linda and Leigh, I enjoyed meeting your mother and chatting with her at Michael’s baseball games. She was a lovely lady who was so proud of her grandsons.I am so sorry to hear of her passing, and hope that this Easter Sunday brings you special comfort. With love, Anne

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman who touched the lives of many. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Raine Harkins and Family

  8. I pray that God’s love will comfort all of your family today during the service, as well as the following days of adjusting to life without a loved one. With sincere sympathy. Bill’s sister-in-law

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