Betty (Yarbrough) Bennett

Published 1:01 pm Monday, December 12, 2022

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Betty (Yarbrough) Bennett, 84, of Mocksville, NC entered her heavenly home on Dec. 8, 2022.

Betty was born on Jan. 9, 1938 in Forsyth County, daughter of the late Henry Columbus Yarbrough and Lillie Kay Yarbrough.  In addition to her mother and father, Betty was preceded in death by: her husband, Walter Ray Bennett Sr.; a son, Walter Ray Bennett Jr.; 4 brothers; and a sister.

In life, Betty chose a career in the Healthcare field where she worked as a nurse’s assistant for many years. She was of the Baptist faith and attended New Beginnings Baptist Church. In her free time Betty enjoyed knitting, especially when it was a blanket for her family, dancing, listening to Elvis, and spending time with her family.

Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory: 2 daughters, Bobbie Bennett Hendrix and Debbie Bennett Steele (David), all of Mocksville; a brother, Ford Yarbrough of Winston-Salem; a sister, Mildred Pierce (Keith) of Winston-Salem; 7 grandchildren, Candice Burton (Ryan), Melissa Kiser, Josh Hendrix (Karen), James Wilkins III, Magan Carter (Richard), Michelle Laughlin (David), Jenny Bennett Eure (Jared); 17 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; special friends, Jan Young, Kavita Maharaj, KJ O’Neal, David Daye; her dog, Sissy; and residents and staff at Mocksville Senior Living Community.

On Sunday, Dec. 18, a visitation for Betty will be held from 1-2 p.m. at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  Following visitation at 2, a memorial service will begin, also at Davie Funeral Service.  Betty will be laid to rest in Salisbury National Cemetery on Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.