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Betty Edwards Severance

Betty Edwards Severance, 84, of 2815 Regal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Moses Cone Hospital. There will be a private funeral service held Friday, July 24, 2020 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Ryan Burris officiating. The funeral will be streamed for public viewing at 11:00 AM Friday morning at www.wilkersonfuneral.com. The burial will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens. Betty will lie-in-state at Wilkerson Funeral Home from 3:30 to 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2020 and Friday from 8:30 AM until funeral time for anyone wanting to pay their respects and sign the register book. Betty was born to the late Boyd and Elizabeth Hicks Edwards. As a young lady, her family worked together on the farm as sharecroppers. She would prime tobacco before and after school and learned the value of hard work. Out of high school, Betty was recruited by the FBI and was selected to work in Washington, DC. Later, she married the love of her life, William “Bill” Severance on November 4, 1954. She enjoyed being a wife and mother until joining the work force. She was employed by Rockingham County Schools as a teaching assistant for over 20 years. She was a longtime and faithful member of College Park Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Severance; brothers, Junior and Alan Edwards; and sister, Louise Paschal. She is survived by her daughters, Gail Turner and husband, Rocky, Rhonda Wheeler and husband, Ron and Kim Severance; son, David Severance and wife, Crystal; grandchildren, Clark Turner and wife, Sara, Leigh Wallace and husband, Jeremy, Dustin Wheeler and wife, Elizabeth, Nicki Wheeler, Erika Davis and fiance', Zakk Johnson, Jon Davis and wife, Lynne, Reid Severance and wife, Sabrina, Carter Severance and Katherine Mullins; great grandchildren, Evangeline Severance, Easton Wallace, Brady Davis, Chase Davis and Savanah Shurtleff; brothers, James Edwards and wife, Beulah; sister, Ann Moseley and husband, Earl; and a large extended family. Wilkerson Funeral Home is serving the family and condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com

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Gail, Rhonda, David and Kim, Im so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how sweet & kind your mom was to all of us when we were kids growing up in our neighborhood. She will live on in your hearts and through all the good times that will forever be beautiful memories.

Lydia Jul 28 2020 10:01 PM

Just learned yesterday of the passing of your mom, my friend Betty....My heart is broken for all of you...I love everyone of you...I watched all of you to grow up in a household with loving parents who raised yall to love Jesus and live for Him...There will never be another Betty in my life like your mom....

Glenda D Corum Jul 25 2020 8:57 PM

Just learned of Betty's death. She was my right hand when we were at CPCS. What a dear friend. She was such a loyal, dedicated individual. Praying for all the family during this time of grief. It was such a privilege to know her and know you children. God bless you all. Johnsie Salyers

Johnsie Mae Salyers Jul 25 2020 9:31 AM

Betty Jean was a dear friend in high school and throughout the years that followed. Many fond memories. May the Lord give her family His comfort and peace.

Charles and Ellen Gupton Jul 24 2020 1:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Edwards Severance

James Edwards Jul 24 2020 10:56 AM

Rhonda, Just learned of your mom's home-going last evening ... Please know our prayers are with you and your family. We send our love and hope -- for the future the Scriptures give us as believers. Lyle and Marty

Lyle Milligan Jul 24 2020 10:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Edwards Severance

Gilbert Jul 24 2020 10:20 AM

Rhonda, Gail, and Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April Strader Bullin Jul 24 2020 9:19 AM

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Susan Kasten Jul 24 2020 7:01 AM

Gail, Rhonda, Kim and David, God bless you and your families. You were blessed to have a wonderful Dad and Mother who loved you and gave you a warm home and food to eat. Barbara and I will be praying for you. What ever you do stay close to the Lord Jesus Christ. Find a gospel preaching church, and do for your children and loved ones what your parents did for you. Stay in the church, raise your children up hearing the gospel. But most of all let them see the gospel in your life.

Alvin & Barbara Stevens Jul 24 2020 1:01 AM

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