Betty Jean Waller

Published 10:02 am Monday, February 4, 2019

Betty Jean Waller, 74, of Woodleaf, died at her home in Woodleaf Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.

She was born in Davidson County on Sept. 22, 1944, the daughter of the late Robert Elmer Leonard and Helen Berniece Bates Leonard, and she attended Lexington High School. Mrs. Waller was the widow of the late John Edwin “Buddy” Waller Sr. to whom she was married for 37 years prior to his passing in 2014. They started the Woodleaf Speedway as a place for kids to enjoy racing in a safe environment. Mrs. Waller was also an area Avon manager for 15 years and delivered the Salisbury Post for 20 years.

Survivors: 2 sons, Robert Ginn Sr. (Kelly) of Woodleaf and Carl E. Gin Sr. (Susan) of Lexington; a daughter, Tamara Ginn Morrison of Woodleaf; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; an aunt, Reba McCarn; and a special friend, Lori Cobb.

Visitation with family and friends was from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Davie Funeral Chapel in Mocksville. The celebration of life service was conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Davie Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tim Sink officiating. Burial followed in Forest Hill Memorial Park in Lexington.