Mrs. Bettye Edelson Goldstein

Published 2:11 pm Friday, November 24, 2023

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In Loving Memory of Mrs. Bettye Edelson Goldstein 

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Mrs. Bettye E. Goldstein, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Nov. 21, 2023, at the remarkable age of 97 surrounded by adoring family and friends, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Born on Aug. 6, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee, Bettye was a beacon of love, kindness, and generosity throughout her life. 

She touched the lives of everyone she encountered with her warm genuine smile; gentle spirit; unwavering compassion; and sincere kind words.  

Bettye was predeceased by her devoted husband Martin Goldstein, a decorated World War II veteran; her cherished youngest son, Richard Goldstein, whose unexpected departure occurred on Dec. 4, 2021; her brother David Edelson who passed in an accident at the age of 29; and her parents, Sadye and Harry Edelson. Their bonds of love were unbreakable. Though they are reunited in eternity, the pain and void of their absence is deeply felt by those left behind.  

Raised in LaGrange, Georgia, Bettye and her three younger brothers lived in an exciting home filled with abundant love, ongoing diversified activities, and a commitment to their strong Jewish faith. 

Bettye shared a unique bond with her father and as his only daughter she was the apple of his eye.  

Bettye attended the University of Georgia where she met Marty, her future husband. Teaching was her passion and she looked forward to teaching Sunday School and substituting in public school for many years.

 That all changed when Marty passed at the age of 49. At that time, Bettye took on the responsibility of owner and manager of Marty’s retail business. 

Bettye was a pillar of strength and wisdom, providing guidance and support to her three sons, who respected her not only as a devoted mother but as a wonderful friend. 

Bettye was known for her exceptional generosity and her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.  

Her journey was not without its trials. At the end, she faced a debilitating illness with grace and dignity, never complaining and always smiling. Her resilience was a hallmark of her strong character.  

Bettye is survived by sons, Ronald Goldstein (Barbara); and Stephen Goldstein (Debbie). Additionally, she is survived by Lisa Goldstein (wife of Rick Goldstein of Blessed Memory); five grandchildren including Spencer Goldstein (Kristen); Sara Goldstein, Scott Goldstein (Jacklyn), Jeffrey Goldstein, and Jordyn Bianca (Chris) as well as three great grandchildren, Jackson, Emmi, and Luca Bianca. She is also survived by her two remaining brothers, Marvin Edelson (Iris); and Milton Goldstein (Louisa of Blessed Memory) and many loving nieces and nephews.  

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to her caregiver, Ellen Williams, Weinstein Hospice, and the entire staff of Berman Commons. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Jewish National Fund in support of Israel at this time of crisis, 78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York, 11570; or a charity of your choice, in Bettye’s memory. 

A memorial service will be held in LaGrange, Georgia in remembrance of Bettye’s beautiful life and her legacy. 

Date and details of the service will be announced later. 

Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.