Betty Jean Sigmon Meadows, 83, of Hickory, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Trinity Village on Springs Road in Hickory, NC.
Born November 30, 1929 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Glenn Sigmon and Mozelle Gertrude Elizabeth Lineberger Sigmon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Ransom Meadows; grandson, Justin Michael Braunschweiger; and two brothers: William Gary Sigmon and Carl Glenn Sigmon, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Meadows Braunschweiger of Albany, GA; grandson, Charles Christian Braunschweiger of Wisconsin; and sister-in-law, Nancy Meadows Jetton and her husband Charles of Hickory, NC.
Mrs. Meadows was a caring, generous woman with a warm heart and captivating smile. She was devoted to her "Best Friend Charlie" and a dedicated military wife. Betty lived in numerous places around the world, such as the Azores, Germany and the Philippines as well as a variety of locations within the United States.
The legacy she leaves for her daughter is a lifetime of precious memories of the most loving, wonderful Mother in the world.
She adored her grandsons and treasured time spent with them. Her genuine concern for others meant that she put their well-being above her own and she was always there with a smile and encouragement ready to help and nurture.
Betty and her husband Charles were charter members of Highland United Methodist Church in Hickory.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013 in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory with Chaplain Larry Bolick and the Rev. Elizabeth Graves officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in her honor to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Farris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Betty Jean Sigmon Meadows.