Betsy (Pike) Brewer, 63, joined her Lord on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 3rd. There will be a visitation (9-11),
service (11-12), and lunch (12-1) at Little Flock Baptist Church, 5510 N. Preston Hwy.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that, if so led, you would give
your time, treasures, or prayers - as Betsy did - to one of the following nonprofit
organizations: American Family Association (https://www.afaky.org/donate), GraceWorks
Ministries (www.graceworksministries.net/donate), InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
(www.givetoiv.org/bekahbrewer), or The Barn (www.barnbrothers.org/donate).
Faith and JOY were always connected for Betsy as she cherished her relationship with
Christ and the many people of the several churches she attended. While we, her family, are
undoubtedly heartbroken at the loss of her earthly presence, we know Heaven is having
one big joy-filled party - with her at the helm. Her playful side was also shown by her many
nicknames, such as “Baby Betsy,” “Betsy-Two-Straws,” “Windy Caboose,” “Funmeister,”
“Sweet Betsy from Pike,” and “Momma Brewer.”
Singing “Jesus is the sweetest name I know” in her final days, she knew her ultimate HOPE.
Even amid the challenging moments, her relationship with Jesus was central. She knew
that God created her to be with Him, that her sin separated her from Him, that her sin could
not be removed by good deeds alone, that Jesus paid the price for that sin with His life
given on the cross, and that if she trusted in Christ, she would have true life with Him that
would last into eternity.
It’s hard to capture into words just how uniquely Betsy loved. In the Gospel of John, ‘the
disciple whom Jesus loved’ comments this of Jesus’ relationship with His disciples: “he
loved them to the end” (John 13:1). This can surely be said of her – she was full of LOVE,
right until the end. While cancer riddled her body, she shared with family in worship,
laughter, and sweet words - showing her testimony true to the end. She sacrificed on many
occasions for her family, friends, and co-workers. Over her life, she aimed to love well in
the small things. Some of those things we will remember are: her holiday food creations
(think meatloaf cross at Easter/turkey charcuterie at Thanksgiving), ’50 things of 50’ for
birthdays, the ‘Heart Fairy’ for Valentine’s month, KY Derby shirts in May for her kids, and
the many flowers & knick-knacks given.
Betsy was born in Louisville, KY, on March 1st, 1959, was a Mercy High School 1977
graduate, graduated from the University of Louisville, and worked at Anthem for 25+ years.
While she enjoyed salty watermelon, Wendy’s frosty, Polar Pops, big hugs, and walking
with her family, she was most at PEACE enthusiastically singing off-key at church or playing
games at any sort of family gathering. She was a classic social butterfly, loved by many due
to her big laugh and constant smile. Talk about a life well-lived until the end.
And who was Betsy to her husband, John? She was the most incredible loving helpmate,
partner, and mother a man could ever hope to receive. She was a compliment to my
personality - although we grew to be more alike in many ways. We enjoyed each other's
company enormously and always sought to do life together - as was our family's creed. We
laughed and cried together - she was, without a doubt, my best friend. Our intimacy was
sweet and complete. The two became one, so much so that she was me. She walked with
Christ and made my life overflow with joy because of our shared passion for Him.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sue and John Pike, and her eldest sister, Mary
Sue Stamper. She is survived by her husband, John, son Jonathan, and daughter Bekah.
She is also survived by four sisters - Margaret (Gary) Holmes, Rose Pike, Alice (Steve)
Thompson, Faye (Bob) Johnson – and one brother, John Pike. She is also survived by in-
laws Jeff (Paula) Brewer, Marc (Lori) Brewer, Sheryl (Ray) Gaddie, and many other dearly
loved extended family.