Resident Spotlight: Betty Gee Nunn


Posted by Kia Crawford on April 20th, 2014 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up? 

Betty was born in Baltimore Maryland on March 17, 1937 and she grew up in the same area that she was born in.  She grew up the oldest child with 3 sisters.  Today just the youngest sister is still living in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Betty attended and graduated from Coppen State University with a degree in education and received a Masters Degree in Education from Morgan State University.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood? 

Betty’s stories from her childhood centered on everyday family life in a family with 4 girls and parents wanting to raise respectable young women.  Betty remembers stories of going visiting on Sunday afternoons and attending church.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood? 

Betty met her future husband, Jerome Nunn, through friends of her about the time she was graduating from High School or starting college and they dated for about 4 years and then got married in 1962 or 1963 and they were married until he died in 1974.  They had 2 children: 1 girl and 1 boy.  Betty was very involved in education, raising her children, and enjoying friendships with people that she had known a lot of her life.

Did you have a profession? 

Betty’s career was in education with her teaching in an elementary school for a short time and then she taught in colleges for about 25 years in the education department.  She retired around 1998 related to being of retirement age.

Which accomplishments in your life do you feel most proud? 

Betty is most proud of the education that she received and the education of others both her children and her students through the years.

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone who is just graduating college? 

Betty says her advice is to be happy in life and satisfied with the life that you are living.

Is there anything you’ve learned in life you wish to share with someone just starting a family? 

Betty’s advice is that after you get married that you wait a while before starting a family to give  a couple a chance to get to know each other before they start their family.  Betty states that babies do not make a marriage work so you need a strong relationship before you start having children.

What brought you to Dogwood Forest? 

Betty was living independently in her home in Maryland until 2005 when she came to live with her daughter in the Atlanta area.  Daughter arranged for Betty to live in Senior Living Environment in Georgia and in Texas where the daughter was living until Betty unable to care for herself and then daughter had Betty living with her full time.  In 2011-2012 Betty started coming to Dogwood Forest for Adult Day Service on occasion and then on February 23rd, 2013 Betty was admitted to Dogwood Forest as a permanent Resident.  Betty seems to have adjusted well to being a Resident at Dogwood Forest and she is involved in activities in the community as she wants to and enjoys visits from her family when they visit.