Betty Jo Phillips Laymon

Published 11:10 am Monday, March 27, 2023

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Mrs. Betty Jo Phillips Laymon, 84, of Mocksville, died Sunday, March 26, 2023, at her home.

She was born Jan, 14, 1939 in Ashe County to the late Buster and Lois Phillips. In 1951, she and her parents moved to Davie County, but Betty Jo always loved her “mountain family.” She graduated from the first class of Davie County High School in 1957 and remained friends with several classmates throughout the years. Betty Jo was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church. She had worked in the Davie County School System as a cafeteria manager for many years. Betty Jo was a dedicated homemaker for many years who was known for her delicious cooking, especially her desserts, and always kept a spotless house. She loved to travel and was always “on the go!”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only brother; and a son, Phillip Ray Laymon.

Survivors include: her husband of 64 years, Gray Austin Laymon; a son, Steve Laymon (Barbara); grandson, Tyler Laymon (Heather) of Lexington, Ky.; sister-in-law, Garnette Nance; nieces, Debbie Smothers and Jayme Earle; and a special caregiver, Joyce McClamrock.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Lambert Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Carter officiating. Interment will follow in Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028 – Memo: Prayers and Squares; or Davie Community Foundation, P.O. Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028 – Memo: Union Chapel UMC Cemetery Fund.

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