Betty Lou Weeks Still



LANCASTER, SC ~ Mrs. Betty Louise Weeks Still (Betty Lou), 74, passed away
peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 after a long, courageous battle against ovarian cancer.

She was born on January 13, 1944 in Barnwell County, SC, a daughter of Edna
Ayer Weeks and the late James Buist Weeks, Jr., and was the loving wife of Dr. Roy A.

Betty Lou graduated from Winthrop College in 1966 with a degree in Elementary
Education and later earned a Master’s in Education degree from the University of South
Carolina. During her twenty-five year teaching career in the Greenville, Charleston, and
Lancaster, SC school districts, she inspired her students with her passion for creative
teaching while demonstrating the importance of compassion and self-worth.
As an active member of First Baptist Church Lancaster, she shared her positive
spiritual influence and teaching skills with children in Sunday School and various
mission organizations. Her love for teaching and desire to increase literacy led her to
implement an after school reading program at her church for children in the community
needing remediation. Until her health declined, she led the Rose Calder Mission Group.
For several years, Betty Lou was a member of the Lancaster Study Club and the
New Era Book Club. She also cherished fellowship with her dear bridge club friends. In
addition, Betty Lou enjoyed reading, camping, and traveling to numerous places,
especially to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for her family’s annual summer trip.
Her warm, loving personality, quick wit, and charming Southern accent endeared
her to many. Second to her love for the Lord was her devotion to her family.
Grandchildren were a great joy in her life, and she leaves for them a treasure of happy

Betty Lou is survived by her mother, Edna Ayer Weeks, of Denmark, SC; her
husband of 51 years, Roy A. Still; her daughter, April Elizabeth Still Roy and her
husband, Scott David Roy, of Black Mountain, NC; a son, Brandon Allen Still and his
fiance, Lindsay Lewis of Atlanta, GA; a son, Trevor Weeks Still, and his wife Linda
McGrath Still of Lancaster, SC; five grandchildren, Caroline Elizabeth Roy, Graham
Scott Roy, Cole Ansel Roy, Violet Adeline Still, and Corva Jane Still.
Also surviving her are her brother, Harold Weeks, and his wife Berta, of
Denmark, SC; a sister, Carolyn Jackson, and her husband, Rick, of St. Matthews, SC;
and a sister, Tonya Thompson, and her husband, Michael, of Charlotte, NC; and many
nephews and nieces. Preceding her in death were her father, J. B. Weeks, Jr.; and a nephew, Clark

The celebration of life memorial service for Betty Lou will be held at 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 27th, at First Baptist Church Lancaster, and will be officiated by Rev.
Randy Hatcher. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the
Family Life Center of the church. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church Lancaster (PO Box 670, Lancaster, SC 29721), the American Cancer Society (, or a
charity of one’s choice.