A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, respecting, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. A memorial service will also be held at a later date at Cascades Verdae, Greenville, SC. Read about our approach to external linking. BETTY DRIVER: Tribute to Coronation Street's barmaid. ODN. ", "How do we say goodbye to her? Those at the Street were her family and a trip to the canteen with Betty always took a very long time, she said. Ms Worth added: "She never wanted it to end. Born in Waycross, GA, she was the daughter of the late Spencer Melvin Grover and Pauline Bennett Meeks Grover. The funeral service will be on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, Greenville, SC. "I always knew a hug was guaranteed and her last words to me when she was so ill, and it was such an effort for her to speak, were: 'I want you to be happy'. Betty Driver Obituary. By ten, she appeared on the BBC, and toured by age twelve. Family, friends and colleagues of Coronation Street star Betty Driver gathered in Manchester today for her funeral.. Browse more videos. Cast and crew members past and present attended the funeral as did Coronation Street creator, Tony Warren. DRIVER, JOANDRIVER, JOAN PARKER, (81), of Montgomery, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at her residence. I've just met Betty!". She was born July 22, 1939, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Roller Wilbert and Ressie Wood Driver. "To hear that beautiful voice epitomised what a beautiful person she was. The popular actress, who played Rovers Return barmaid Betty … Funeral Home website by. She said Driver was the "ultimate professional" and "knew everything there was to showbusiness". Coronation Street legend Betty Driver's funeral will take place on Saturday, it has been announced.. Search by name or location to find online obituaries Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. She was born July 22, 1939 in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Roller Wilbert and Ressie Wood Driver. "These lads, the hoods came off, the chewing stopped... it was just, I cannot begin to tell you, pure pure magic. Family, friends, colleagues and fans of Coronation Street star She was always active in church as a Sunday school teacher and choir member. Biden to halt new drilling on federal lands, Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly in Europe after crashes, Why convicting Trump just got a lot harder, When your 'pandemic puppy' doesn't work out, Dave Grohl: 'I dreamt I was shot in the back', The comic in jail for jokes he didn't crack, A raccoon, pony and other White House pets. 1:50. In the way she wanted us to do with a smile, remembering her infectious laugh, her perfume which announced her arrival, her love of life and everyone in it and celebrate with joy the glorious 91 years of Betty Driver.". Driver had planned the service, choosing the music and the flowers. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Here is Betty Driver’s obituary. Betty Driver Funkhouser was a resident of Broadway, Indiana at the time of passing. Coronation Street's great and good gathered together for Betty Driver's funeral yesterday (22.10.11). Read about our approach to external linking. Betty was a member of DAR. "She would not quite know how to take it. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to International Seafarer's Ministry, 1180 S America Way, Miami, FL 33132 or to Wren Hospice, 955 W Wade Hampton Blvd Ste 3A, Greer, SC 29650. The coffin of Coronation Street actress Betty Driver is carried into St. Ann's Church for her funeral on October 22, 2011 in Manchester, England. She beckoned them over and urged them to talk to her, she said. Information about the funeral process. "And to hear her sing - people don't realise, this generation, and why should they, in the 50s and 40s she had such a beautiful voice.