UPDATE: Funeral services will be held May 5 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel AME Church. Visitation is May 4 from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Betsey Funeral Home in Quincy.
Sam Betsey Jr., a former educator and businessman, died Monday afternoon at his home.
Betsey, 80, owned and operated Betsey Funeral Home, along with his wife Gertrude, in Quincy for 46 years.
"He was some kind of gentleman. He was kind and smart and he helped so many people. Young men and women may have become better by knowing Sam Betsey," said Robert Bryant, longtime friend and former coworker.