Betty Jean McElrath Whitaker

Published 10:56 am Monday, December 4, 2023

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Mrs. Betty Jean McElrath Whitaker, 82, of Lat Whitaker Road, Mocksville, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

She was born on April 4, 1941 in Davidson County,to the late Lloyd and Irene Lambe McElrath.

Betty was devoted to her family and kept the family together by establishing traditions such as Sunday supper. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 31 years, Hubert Lee Whitaker; her brothers, Donnie, Robbie, and Tommy McElrath; and her sister, Frances Morgan.

Survivors include: 4 children, Jeannie Renegar (Richard) of Harmony, Tonya Draughn (Larry) of Mocksville, Darlene Stephens (Shane) of Mocksville, and Anthony Whitaker (Christi) of Yadkinville; 6 grandchildren, Justin Renegar (Kristen), Kelli Ralston (Adam), Christy Miller (Jeremy), Craig Draughn, James Hill (Serena) and Crystal Hill, who stepped up to serve as her Nanny Betty’s devoted caregiver; 7 great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Vickie Melton, who was always there when needed.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will visit with friends following the interment.

Memorials may be considered for: Liberty Baptist, 2433 Liberty Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.

The family wishes to thank the Lone Hickory Fire Department and Davie County EMS for their response and care for Betty.

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