Teamwork Marketing & Promotions: My Site News: Betty Brockman Passes Away on Friday, August 4

Sunday, August 5
Betty Brockman Passes Away on Friday, August 4

G-baby with Grandson, Casey
    Betty Brockman, the 79-year-old mother of Tab Brockman, passed away peacefully at her Murray home on Friday afternoon, August 4. At her passing Mrs. Brockman was surrounded by her four children who gathered from throughout the world to be with her as she lost her battle with cancer, but much more imporantly gained her place in heaven.
    In addition to Tab, Mrs. Brockman is survived by daughter, Barb, of NJ; Ken, of Vienna, Austria; and Jack, of Apex, NC. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Most of the travel baseball teams in western Kentucky will know Betty as "The T-shirt Lady" at Murray's Main Complex during Teamwork Marketing tournaments. She was also known as "G-baby" by most of the teen baseball players in Murray and Calloway County. Betty was the bookkeeper for Teamwork Marketing for the last four years. Her warm smile, welcoming personality, and love for all kids and visitors to Murray will be missed.
    Betty was a lifelong Louisvillian who moved to Murray in the fall of 2002 to be closer to family. She certainly was able to become closer with Tab's family in Murray. She eagerly attended nearly every athletic event that her grandsons, Tyler & Casey, participated in - even up until a few weeks ago. But, she also gained an expanded family through hundreds of new friends in Murray's warm community. And she made several thousands new friends who came to playing fields throughout the region during the spring and summer to play baseball.
    Betty was quick with an engaging smile and welcoming word to everyone. She was eager to compliment any kid's sharp team uniform. And she was equally ready to offer encouragement to a player, mom, dad or coach after a win or loss.
    She was proud of her family and would correct you very quickly (and sometimes very directly) if you said anything out-of-sorts about any of her babies. Most moms/grannys do that, you know. And, most 79-old-folks do tend to be more direct than "youngsters." They feel they've earned the right to their opinions and to share them ... and they have.
    Tab Brockman and his family thank all of you for your support, prayers, and understanding during Betty's courageous battle over the last year.
    She played the game of life hard, like the kids she liked to watch from under the white tent at the ballfields. And, while she didn't win this particular battle - she has now won the Ultimate Championship through her eternal presence with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Way to go, Betty.
    Visitation is Saturday (4-8 pm) and Sunday (1-3 pm) at Blalock, Coleman & York Funeral Home in Murray. A celebration service is Sunday at 3 pm before her body will be transported to Louisville for visitation and a Tuesday lunchtime funeral from Middletown Christian Church. The family asks that any expressions of sympathy be sent as donations to the Betty J. and Fred J. Brockman Memorial Scholarship at Murray State University.
    So, during this weekend's 2006 Back To School Bash remember Betty when a kid makes a great play, proudly shows off his uniform (or a new tournament t-shirt), or gets a big hug from mom, dad, granny or grandpa. She's smiling from above, watching all the action, wondering aloud why we're all doing things like we are, and simply having a ball! God bless.

Betty at her summertime post.