Betty Jane Blackburn Granbery

Mom-300Betty Jane Blackburn Granbery passed from this life March 7, 2018. Betty was born June 15, 1926 in Seymour Texas to Lon and Josephine Blackburn.

Betty and her sister Doris moved to Dallas after graduating from high school to attend business school. In 1950 she married Earl Granbery. During their 52 years together, Earl and Betty raised 2 daughters. In the mid 70s she acquired her real estate license. She was an agent with Ebby Halliday for 20 years and spent seven years with Keller-Williams. Not being one to sit still, she continued to work as a receptionist with the corporate office of Citibank until she was forced into retirement at 80 years old due to her declining eyesight.

Betty was an avid bridge player who enjoyed hosting games in her home. Her only use for a computer was to play her bridge game. She enjoyed going to the theater and dancing. She was always passionate about her puppy dogs through the years. She loved Dallas and was, of course, a devoted Dallas Cowboy’s fan. She was a lifelong Methodist. Betty and Earl were charter members of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church which opened it’s doors in 1959.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Kathryn Warren and Doris Unsell. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband November 23, 2002.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie and husband Dan Elrod of Eastland, Texas, Christi and husband Ron Brown of Lewisville, Texas. Grandchildren, Bryan Elrod and wife Leisha of Eastland, Brent Elrod and wife Kacy of Dallas, Shannon Sullivan of Longview, and Melanie Sullivan of California. Great-grandchildren Brady, Briley and Tacey Elrod, Sadie and Taylor Hodges, and one sister, Alice McCauley of Seymour. She is also survived by her loving and dearest friend, Gene Riggs.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. At Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 12411 Templeton Trail, Farmers Branch, Texas. A viewing will be held before the service from 1:30 – 2 p.m.

6 Responses to "Betty Jane Blackburn Granbery"

  1. Dorothy Elrod   March 12, 2018 at 2:12 AM

    Julie, what a beautiful lady. I know what it is to lose a mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Love.

  2. Marti   March 11, 2018 at 12:12 AM

    Please accept my sincere condolences at your heartbreaking loss. May God give you and yours everlasting peace.

  3. Truman Elrod   March 9, 2018 at 10:21 PM

    Sorry for your loss. I know you made her proud.

  4. Jerry & Rhonda Woods   March 9, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Julie, I’m just so very sorry for your loss!!! I’m privileged to have had the opportunity to meet her! She was so complimentary of Leisha and the girls and seemed sincerely pleased to meet us. I could tell she was a person I would have loved to visit with. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!!!! ❤️❤️

  5. Lillie Petty   March 9, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    Julie, may you and your family find peace and comfort. Hugs to you. Lillie

  6. Lyndell Cockburn   March 9, 2018 at 5:11 PM

    Julie,
    Is this your mother who passed away? If so, I’m so sorry…praying for God to give comfort, strength, and peace to all the family and friends. Praying the family and friends can feel God’s presence. Love you!