Robbie Faye Betanzos died peacefully on April 8, 2016 at the age of 74. Robbie is survived by her husband Andy, her two children Freddie (Ashley) and Michael (Mikelle), her granddaughter Charlotte and her twin brother James. Born in Alexander City, AL in 1942, Robbie spent her earlier years in and around Sylacauga, AL. In her late 20s, she moved to Atlanta for a fresh start. She and Andy were married on May 27, 1972. Robbie was a family-focused "southern girl" who loved all things southern (especially sweet tea and grits). She also loved classic movies and TV (Gone With The Wind/Andy Griffith), horses (Kentucky Derby) and shopping for others. She had a very strong Christian faith that guided her throughout her entire life. Robbie started off her professional life with the local telephone company and then quickly moved to a career in debt collections with various banks and a law firm. In her later years, she loved retiring to The Villages, FL, and the move was positively transformative in terms of furthering her happiness in her retirement years. She made many very close friends that ultimately became true, unconditional members of the extended family. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm (11:00 am viewing) at the Wages and Sons funeral home (Lawrenceville location) with interment at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA at 2:30 pm.

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  1. Freddie & Michael, your Mom is beautiful and my heart is broken for your loss. I am glad she is in a better place but your dad and your family are in my prayers.

  2. May the peace of God comfort all of our family and those who knew my aunt Faye during this time of passing. We can find comfort knowing that she is no longer battling with sickness, but she is in a better place. We will never forget you and we will cherish the wonderful memories.

  3. Where could I possibly begin?

    My aunt Faye has been so important in my journey through life. It all started with our vacations to Atlanta while we were children. She would take care of my sister and I as we came to enjoy the beautiful season of the south and the time together with our family. She was always there guiding our path and directing us in each and every adventure we took. Always the figurehead, taking us through the journey. She taught me a lot as I grew and was always attentive as if I were one of her own. I will never forget the hours we spent, the lessons she taught, and the kindness she preached. She was a wonderful human being and one of a kind. I love her, I miss her, and I will never forget her.

    The world was a better place with you in it. May God rest your soul.

    Love, Brian

  4. One of my fondest memories of my sister Faye was the time we spent playing in the Sylacauga High School Band, and our trip to the Orange Bowl in Miami. My wife and I have always appreciated Faye’s involvement with our children when they were growing up. She spent many hours taking them to activities with Freddie and Michael when they visited Georgia. Faye also made sure Aimee and Brian visited our mother, Louise Shurette, when they visited Atlanta.

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