Friday evening a friend, former coworker and boss Anita Beatty entered the gates of heaven. She battled colon and liver cancer for almost 2 years. She was diagnosed at the very young age of 43. How does that happen????? Forty three and battling cancer????
She was Director of Special Education for Pickens County Schools and continued to work up to the end. She had chemo one week, work from home and back at work the next. A mom to a senior in high school, a step mother, and a grandmother to two little darlings, a wife, a sister, a daughter.
Anita was a very strong and determined woman before she became sick. That strength and determination did not waiver during her sickness. She loved life, her family, her job.
Yes, life is tough. But on the tough days I hope to remember how much Anita wanted to live. I hope to just be appreciative of life regardless....good day, difficult day.....thankful to be alive and healthy.
You will be missed Anita Beatty. Your determination, strength, strong will, humor, and zeal for life will not be forgotten.