Betty E. Weeks: Aug. 15, 2018

Published 2:11 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

NICEVILLE, Fla. — Mrs. Betty Everett Weeks passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at American House Senior Living Bluewater Bay in Niceville, Florida, just one day after celebrating her 87th birthday.

Born Aug. 14, 1931, she was the only child of Henry Taylor “Top” Everett and Eugenia Bragg Everett. Her parents were living in North Carolina but drove to Americus so Betty could be born where their families lived. Her younger years were spent in North Carolina until moving back to Americus when her father was drafted into World War II.

Betty graduated from Americus High School and began dating her neighbor, Charles Russell Weeks Jr. “Charlie”, who she married the day after he returned from the Army Officer Candidate School.

A military wife and homemaker, Betty especially enjoyed Japan and Germany where she and Charlie made many life-long friends. In Japan, their family was invited to the mayor’s home to dine on Japanese cuisine and in turn Betty prepared American food for them. She enjoyed learning about other cultures.

Betty was an avid golfer and a talented seamstress. She made her own clothing, her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, suits for her mother and grandmother, her daughter’s wedding dress, all her girls’ clothing, doll clothing and costumes.

She was a retired homemaker and a member of Cross Point United Methodist Church in Niceville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Weeks, and by a son-in-law, Sam Codi.

Survivors include three daughters: Nancy Codi of Destin, Fla., Cindy McGuire (Jim) of Lawton, Okla., and Patti Cole of Destin, Fla.; four grandchildren: Jimmy McGuire (Janelle) of Murrieta, Calif., Bryan Codi of Breckenridge, Colo., Cristine Codi of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Dillon Cole of Van, Calif.; and one great-grandson, four-month-old Rhett McGuire of Murrieta, Calif.

A family funeral service with burial was held on Aug. 19, 2018.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mrs. Betty Everett Weeks.