Betty Jean (Griffin) Wilson

August 23, 1931 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 91)


Betty Jean Griffin Wilson, 91, of Walkertown and recently of Delaware, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Willowbrook Christian Village at Delaware Run in Ohio on Monday, September 19, 2022. 

Betty was loved by everyone who met her because she was so kind, giving. She graduated from Walkertown High School in 1949 and enjoyed organizing and attending the class reunions. She worked at R.J. Reynolds after attending secretarial school.

Betty stopped working when she adopted her children and returned to working outside the home when they were older.  She was a member of Love’s United Methodist Church in Walkertown, where she had been an active member from when she was a teenager until her recent decline in health. Betty was a Stephen minister for Love’s for several years before she was unable to continue due to her health.  Her favorite job at Love’s was teaching Play School for 3 and 4 years olds. She enjoyed working with the children and took great delight in seeing them at other places after they had grown up. Betty also worked at First Baptist Preschool in Kernersville after the Play School closed until she retired. 

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Gray Wilson; her parents, Harvey and Virginia Griffin; sisters, Mildred (Jack) Brinkley and Nell (Otis) Everhart; niece, Sandy Barker; and nephew Fred Brinkley. 

She is survived by her children, Ann (Bob) Wilson Smith and Paul (Bobbie) Wilson; grandchildren, Zack and Gin Smith and Joetta (Mike) Lukerman; great-grandchildren Sidney Laney, Oliver and Madeline Lukerman; and great-great-grandchildren, Anna and Mathew Laney. Betty is also survived by two special sisters-in-law, Carolyn Wilson and Doris Sheetz; and many nieces and nephews, some of whom consider her to be their grandmother. 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Rev. Gary Mahathey and Rev. James “Chip” Webb officiating. Burial will follow the service at Gardens of Memory in Walkertown. The family will receive friends the night prior to the service on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Love’s United Methodist Church, 3020 Main St, Walkertown, NC 27051 or to a Humane Society or animal rescue organization of your choice.

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September 23, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel
3315 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Funeral Service
September 24, 2022

2:00 PM
Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel
3315 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103


Gardens of Memory - Walkertown
5676 Old Walkertown Road
Walkertown, NC 27051


Love's United Methodist Church
3020 Main St., Walkertown NC 27051
Tel: 1-336-595-2114
Web: https://lovesumcwalkertown.org/

Humane Society or Animal Rescue of your choice

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