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.
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I light a candle for you today my Mom as I think about the first Mother's Day since you went to heaven to be with our Lord. This will not be the Mother's Day that we use to celebrate, but I must remind myself that you are so happy and finally at peace; with no pain and a new mind. I will try to be at peace Mom even though you are so missed. I love you and you will always be in my heart and in my mind......Pat
Submitted by Pat Tutor on May 10 2017 09:52:07 AM
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Pat Tutor lit a candle on May 10 2017 09:43:55 AM
Thank each and everyone for your kind words. I can not even imagine what my life will be like in the days to come. She was so much of my life every day for so many years. I will ever hold her in my heart and soul. I so look forward to seeing her again soon. I love you my Mom with all the love that can be expressed.....Pat
Submitted by Pat Tutor on Apr 7 2017 11:24:02 PM
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Submitted by Russell & Shelia Cox on Apr 6 2017 08:03:29 PM
Mr. Betts will truly be missed. I have grown to love her and her family dearly in the short time that I have known them. I will miss her sweet voice, and her kind words. The lovely talks I have shared with her lovely daughter Pat Tutor who is more like a sister. God has definitely gain an Angel, and "Nanny" has earned her wings. Forever rest in Heaven. With much love Joyce And the Green Leaf Family
Submitted by JOYCE BRYANT on Apr 5 2017 08:43:21 PM
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Barbara and I extend our deepest sympathy to all of the Betts family in the time of grief. Our prayers will be with each of you in the days ahead and give thanks for a beautiful life well lived. Terry and Barbara Hackney
Submitted by Terry Hackney on Apr 5 2017 06:20:19 PM
Ms. Corene always had smile on her face and in her heart. We have lost a true Southern Lady.
Submitted by Richard Carter on Apr 5 2017 11:55:56 AM
She was the best Grandmother anyone could ever hope to have. She taught her children and her grandchildren how to work hard, love much and believe in everlasting life. You will be missed on earth but we all know you. are rejoicing in heaven. We love you much!
Submitted by Eleanor Cooper on Apr 4 2017 06:27:05 PM
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