Betty Mae Hustead

By January 30, 2013 Obituaries

Betty Mae Hustead, 87, of Charleston, died Wednesday.  Mrs. Hustead was a homemaker and wife of Ardis Justin Hustead.   Arrangements are pending at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services.


  • Brenda Guye says:

    Betty Hustead was a great inspiration to me. We actually had a lot in common. We both loved to shop, decorate and keep up with whatever was new on the market. She loved to laugh – that is one thing I will remember, how easy it was for her to find humor in the most simple of things. She never met a stranger and was willing to talk to anyone who would listen. Betty loved her family-for her being in touch with her son and grand children every day was just how it was supposed to be. She welcomed me as a friend to her son Jerry, and treated me like a daughter. She and her husband were inseparable and shared a true loving relationship based on friendship, honesty and genuine care for the well being of each other. Thankfully I have many great memories of Betty Mae Hustead. May she rest in peace free of any pain or suffering. My love goes out to her family and friends. Sincerely, Brenda Guye

  • Sherry and Rooster Cannon says:

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. The best memory I have of her is she and Hilda dancing to a song by Steve Winwood “Roll with it Baby” in the clubhouse, your dad smoking a cigar with a highball glass in his hand saying “I like money!”. They were both so hilarious and fun back in the early days of the Park. God bless your family.

    Sherry and Rooster Cannon

  • Flo Marks says:

    There are no words that work when someone has lost a loved one. I will be thinking of all of you in your missing your mom. God has many mansions and she is probably reuniting with her loved ones there in one of those mansions. You are right in that there is no more pain in this world – she has passed to experience the glory in heaven.

  • Josh Poling says:

    I know that this has been a long trying journey for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Melanie and I are thinking of you. Let us know if you need anything.


  • Frank Martino says:

    I have known Betty for 55 years. The last time I was able to spend any time with her was during Jeff’s wedding. During our conversation she reminded me of how she had to keep me and Jerry in line during our hight school years. Actually, I didn’t need reminding. I remember her being fun to be around and to me she was larger than life. Always giving and always loving.
    I will miss Betty, my best friend’s mother, but will cherish the years of memories. Good bye Betty, my prayers are with you and your wonderful family and may God bless you.

    Frank Martino

  • Marianna Waroblak says:

    When I read your touching message I sat here and had a good cry over the passing of your mom. My only regret is to not have seen her again. I loved her so much. She was always so good and so kind to me and helped me to grow up when we lived on Stealey Avenue. I have loved being in touch with her all of my life so far. There will be a big empty space in my heart as I continue through the day. I also had no idea that they were married for so long. I know your mom got frustrated with your dad a lot, but I could always tell that they were the “real deal” in the vintage sense of togetherness. They put up with a lot, each of them, they struggled from time to time, I know they did, but they stuck it out, no matter what. I don’t know much about technology, so will you please copy to the funeral home message board or to all members of your family whose addresses, email or otherwise, I don’t know. I send my condolences to all of you and yours. I will always stay in touch with you, Jerry, and your dad until he goes. May peace be with you in this world of tumult and uncertainty, a world in which surely the best kind of love and friendship will make a difference. I loved Betty with all my heart and she will be in my thoughts always. Thank you for sending this to me today. It means a lot to me that you shared this information right away, as if I were a part of the family. Marianna Waroblak (and Dan Coey) P.S. Dan visited your parents with me several times and he enjoyed them immensely. I am sure he will be touched by this news, as well.

  • Catherine Ellis says:

    Dear Hustead Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to those memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness.

    When you do talk, always remember to talk about those memories and celebrate the many years of your mother’s good life.

    In sincere sympathy,


    Catherine Ellis

  • Dave Morris says:

    Sorry for your loss.
    I remember your parents well.
    Your email show a lot of Love and one that I will remember for a long time.
    Dave Morris

  • Eddie Corley says:

    Pat and I are very sad to hear about the passing of Mrs Betty, You and your family are in our prayers,

  • Lt. Col Bill May retired says:

    Jerry; I am so sorry for your loss and deeply touched by your message. Prayers for your mom, dad and your entire family. I will write to your dad in a day or two. I am with Edie in the hospital since yesterday. Her cancer came back after 30 years and she had surgery yesterday. We are getting old my friend and every day is precious. May God bless your Mom, Dad and all of you.

    Bill May

  • Gladys Williams says:

    Brad, even though I never met either of your parents, I wanted to let you know that I will be remembering you and your family in my prayers. We have been blessed to have such wonderful parents for all of these years. My mom will be 91 in May. I believe that we are who we are today because of our parents and all the sacrificies they made for us.

    Gladys Williams (WI class of 1971)