Sarah "Betsy" Elizabeth Love, 83, entered into rest on May 2nd, 2023 at 12:10am. Betsy was born and raised in Elgin, South Carolina with her late mother, Mildred Baucom Smith, late father, Henry Boykin Smith and brother, John “Jack” Keith Smith.
Mrs. Love was a dedicated educator, having earned her master's degree in education from Columbia College. As a retired algebra teacher at Irmo High School she left a lasting impact on her students. Her love for teaching was evident in the many lives she touched.
Betsy enjoyed playing bridge and was a charter member of the King George Bridge Club. She loved collecting delicious recipes, preparing and cooking her favorite dishes, such as her famous 7 Layer Salad, and spending time with her beloved pets, Chip, Phoebe, and JoJo. Her contagious laughter and loving smile brightened everyone's day.
Betsy was preceded in death by her late husband, Robert “Bob” L. Love, her son, Robert “Robbie” L. Love, III, her daughter Mary L. Byrd, and nephew Nathan “Jimmy” J. Wall, II. She is survived by her brother, John "Jack" K. Smith (Sandy), her nieces, Jennifer Broome and Jessica Mast (PJ), nephews, Justin Smith (Holly) and Chris Broome, and many grand nieces and nephews.
Betsy will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and former students. Her legacy will live on through the countless lives she touched and the memories she leaves behind.
Private graveside service will be held Monday, May 8th 2023, at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Thompson Funeral Home, Leesburg Road, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heyward Street United Methodist Church, 2501 Heyward Street, Columbia S.C. 29205 or Smyrna United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Elgin S.C. 29045.