Corene Tant Betts




Corene Tant Betts, age 97, went to be with our Lord on April 4, 2017 surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017
at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 3217 Piney Grove Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will follow at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleron Titus Betts; her son, James Robert (Bud) Betts; and fourteen brothers.

She is survived by three children; Patricia B. Tutor and husband Terry of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Joyce B. Eaker of Greenwood SC, and Betty B. Hester and husband William (Bill) of Florence, SC; daughter-in-law, Emily Mathis Betts of Fuquay-Varina, NC; ten grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Corene was a faithful member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She was active in her Joy Sunday School Class and a member of the Senior Adult Choir. She enjoyed the many trips with her friends and the Wednesday Luncheons. She especially loved giving to others who were sick and or those who were homebound/nursing homes. She personally loved her close friends who made up their monthly "domino" club. She was loved by all who knew her.

Our family would like to give a special thanks to the Green Leaf Care Center and the Liberty Hospice staff especially Sherrie Young who cared for her five mornings a week. We pray for God's blessings upon each and everyone.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Liberty Hospice, 105 Hunt Valley Drive, Dunn, NC 28334, or Alzheimer's Association, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612-4817 or call 1-800-272-3900.

We express our appreciation to Thomas Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina, NC for their arrangements and the love and compassion they have shown our family.