It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Beverly Sligh. I have no further details at this time.
Betty S. Purkey, a native of Morristown, TN, retired and returned home to Morristown after 41 years of mission service under the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) of The United Methodist Church (UMC). Betty served two stints in the New York Office of GBGM and as a Church and community Worker in Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia. Upon retirement, she served for 8+ years as Program Coordinator for the Latino Institute of Pastoral Care, Inc. in New York.
Since returning to Morristown, Betty has continued to be actively involved in many church and community activities, including serving on the Morristown Task Force on Diversity, serving as the Senior Adult Coordinator for the Mountain View District UMC and as a consultant on the Board of Directors of Jubilee Project, Inc. in Hancock County, TN.