**NOTE: Due to the rain and saturated grounds, the graveside service for Betty Ezzells will be held at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace Chapel instead of Riverview Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
Betty Jean Dukes Ezzell, age 74, of Watha, is no longer fighting her battle with cancer and is now resting in the arms of Jesus as she went home to be with Him on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Betty was born on December 10, 1946 in Bath, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late George Daniel Dukes, Sr. and Mary Virginia Jefferson Dukes. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Elizabeth Dukes Basden, Helen Louise Malpass, Anna Dukes Wells and Erma Frances Pickett and by her brother, George Daniel Dukes, Jr.
Betty was a member of Watha Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.
Surving to cherish her memory are her husband of 53 years, Walter "Wayne" Ezzell of the home; her nieces, Deborah Fowler and husband, Robby of Clayton, Karen Garriss Pacheo of Wallace, Sharon Johnson and husband, Eddie of Rocky Point, Wanda Lynn Garris of Wilmington, Lynn Watkins and spouse, Ann of California; nephews, Buddy Watkins and wife, Teresa of Rocky Point and Kenneth Watkins and wife, Trina; nephews, Rodney Padgett and Craig Padgett; great nieces, Kelsi Pacheco, Kayla Meza, Whitney Pacheco, Krystle Corbett and Alicia Brewer; great nephew, Alex Quate; special aunt, Lucille Rivenbark; special brothers and sisters in law, Ronald and Bonnie Ezzell of Watha and Jimmie and Peggy Padgett of Georgia; special canine companion, "KoKo"; close friends, Gloria Jane Ritz, Cherry Jones, Betty Barbee, Sherry Boney and Frances Mitchell; numeorus extended family and friends that loved Betty dearly.
Betty was a loving wife who loved and cared for her husband with all her heart. Betty was also known as "Bossy, Busy, Betty". She enjoyed the simple things in life but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Betty was a people's person who never met a stranger. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh with her. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Betty's keen sense of humor, gentle spirit and faith in God, helped her get through the dark days of cancer. Today Betty is healed and her heart rejoices that she fought the fight and kept the faith. Betty will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
**Committal service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Wallace Chapel with Pastor Clint Jones and Pastor Rodney Bonham officiating.
Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Betty to Watha PFWB Church, c/o Pastor Clint Jones, 18 Charlotte Street, Watha, NC 28478
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