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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday April 1st, 2022
10:00am - 10:45am

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Friday April 1st, 2022
11:00am

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Betty Streicher Jones

Betty Streicher Jones, 97, of Reidsville, NC passed away peacefully at Penn Center, Reidsville, NC on March 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 1, 2022, at Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Reidsville, NC with Rev. Ralph Clayton, and Rev. Wes Pitts officiating. The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on April 1, 2022, from 10:00 to 10:45 AM and other times at the home of Carol Jones at 1039 Frances Drive, Reidsville, NC.  The interment will follow at Evergreen Memory Gardens.

 

Betty was born on July 21, 1924, in Gold Township, Illinois, to the late Kenneth and Mary Streicher. She met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Verle Jones, on a blind date and was married on August 15, 1943. In 1950, they moved to North Carolina. She retired from Reidsville City Schools in 1988 where she served as a cafeteria worker at North End School in Reidsville. She was later hired as the Secretary of North End school which became Moss Street Elementary. Being the secretary led her to know many families across the school district. Mrs. Jones became the face of Moss Street School and one that many recall to this day.

 

In addition to serving the children and families of Rockingham County, she also was a founder of the Rockingham County Federated Women’s Club. She was an active member of the Rockingham County GOP and held every office. She was recognized by the NC Republican Federated Women’s Club as the Woman of the Year in the early 2000’s.

 

Betty was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Reidsville where she served in many roles such as a deacon, elder, moderator of Presbyterian Women, active in circles, served as circle treasurer for many years, received the Lifetime Member of the Presbyterian Women, and was very active in many areas of church life.

 

The most treasured moments of her life were becoming a grandmother and a great-grandmother. She soon was renamed from Mrs. Jones to Bet-Bet, and for all that knew her, this was the best part of her life. She was more than just a grandmother to Melanie and Derek. She was involved in every aspect of their growing up, becoming young adults and learning to be parents themselves. She was always there to listen, give advice, be a shoulder to cry on, support however she could and most of all, remind us to pray and trust God in every situation.

 

Her favorite past times were spending time with her great grandsons. She enjoyed preparing afternoon snacks and being the first in line for pickup after school. She would pop bags of popcorn and have a thermos of lemonade tea waiting at the top of the hill after every ballgame. She enjoyed cooking molasses cookies, pimento cheese, chicken salad, and loading her favorite pots and pans to take on family beach trips. While everyone enjoyed the ocean and pools, she spent her time preparing sandwiches or dinners for when everyone came inside. The boys always looked forward to the ice cream dishes, her special pancakes, pudding cups and definitely her frequent Sunday pot roast lunches.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Robert (Bob) Jones, also known as Dot-Dot and her son, Gregory L. Jones both of Reidsville, NC; sister, Norma Hamrick of and her nephew, Kendall Hamrick both of Princeton, Illinois.

 

She is survived by her son, Gary R. Jones (Marianne) of Youngsville, NC; her daughter in law, Carol Jones of Reidsville; grandchildren, Melanie Jones Tudor (Daniel Martin) and Derek L. Jones of Reidsville, NC; great grandchildren, Tyler and Grayson Tudor, Conner and Caden Jones, all of Reidsville, NC. She is also survived by a special nephew, Steve Hamrick of Illinois.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, Reidsville, NC.


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A candle was lit in memory of Betty Jones

Ron and Laura Collins Apr 9 2022 9:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Jones

Maynard and Shirley Hicks Apr 1 2022 10:41 AM

I am so sorry to hear of this. Mrs. Jones was the sweetest, nicest person I knew at North End School. She was a great cook there and years later told me how they made that scrumptious pimento cheese they served on bread with vegetable soup. She always had a smile and a kind word. Prayers for her family. I feel in my heart that she is in heaven. Rest In Peace sweet lady.

Jill Langley Mar 31 2022 4:21 PM

Dear Family,
I am saddened to hear that Mrs. Jones has passed. She was one of the very finest and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. What a Special Lady and my dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and strengthen each of you in the days and weeks to come.

Larry Patterson Mar 31 2022 12:51 PM

Betty was part of the car pool on Wentworth St. I LOVED when Betty drove us, as she could whistle any tune and PERFECTLY. She would throw in a few trills here and there. Boy could she whistle!!! She was so special to all the kids on Wentworth St. She baked us cookies and always kept an eye on us when we were on her block. We love you Betty. Such a special woman and friend.

Dee Norman Mar 31 2022 12:50 PM

Bet-Bet wasn't just my grandma Grogan's next door neighbor they were best friends and helped raise each other's childern, then when Melody, Derek, and I came along she was more than a grandma to them but she also took me in as her own grandbaby. I remember going to Bet-Bet and Dot-Dot's almost every Saturday to see them or play with Melody. They even helped each other with Greg,Gary, my uncle Chris, and my daddy. If the 4 of them were playing Uncle Jerry Gilmore wasn't far behind. Grandma and Bet-Bet treat all of them like their own just like they did us. I'll always remember Dot-Dot calling me to the hedge to check to see if my fingernails were to long or if there was dirt under them and then he'd pull out his handy pocket knife and clean under my fingernails and fuss at me the whole time. Lol I will never forget the Christmas that grandma borrowed Dot-Dot's little 2-step ladder to trim the tree so we could decorate it. I had gone outside to play while she did this and when I went inside I saw grandma on the floor. She already knew she had broken a bone but she didn't know how bad it was, she told me really calmly to go get Bet-Bet and tell her that grandma needed her really bad. So when I was telling her that I was crying so hard I couldn't hardly speak but she knew that my grandma needed her. When we got back to grandma, she told Bet-Bet what happened and Bet-Bet called 911 and then my daddy to come help me calm down and to tell the EMS what to do. As they were loading grandma up she told me to get some of my pjs and go with Bet-Bet and she would take care of me until my daddy or my momma came to get me. When we got back to her house she got me a bunch of paper and crayons so I could draw grandma a picture to get better soon, then my daddy called and told Bet-Bet how bad it was, and it was extremely bad, grandma had broken 4 bones in her knee and was going to have to have immediate surgery and could I stay with them that night because all of my family was at the hospital. When she got off the phone and told me how bad it was I just broke down in tears and told her it was all my fault, I was to spoiled to wait on my daddy or Uncle Chris to come trim the top of the tree so we could decorate it like we did every year for as long as I could remember, my grandma Grogan and I were best friends, she raised me and we were always together. Bet-Bet and Dot-Dot both knew that she was all I had in the world, but after she told me I blamed myself and told her if I wasn't such a baby and cared for my grandma I could've waited but Bet-Bet grabbed me up and put me on her lap and told me to cry as much as I needed to let it all out because grandma wouldn't want me to be crying or blaming myself because she wanted to decorate the tree and the rest of the house just as bad as I did, it was our special thing we did every year until she went to the Carolina house. Bet-Bet knew I kept grandma Grogan happy and going after losing my grandpa, who she was in love with at 1st sight. Bet-Bet and Dot-Dot were just as much my grandparents as they were anyone else's but their own grandkids were more special than me but they were always there for me just like the day grandma broke her leg and I spent the night with them. She knew I was scared of the dark so she slept in Dot-Dot's recliner and I slept on the couch so she was close to me and I wouldn't be scared. I didn't see them for about 10yrs because grandma had Alzheimer's and we had to move her to the Carolina house, but Bet-Bet was grandma's best friend so she would go see or eat lunch with her when she could and she would talk to grandma about whatever she wanted to, but the last time I saw them is a memory I'll always treasure. My cousin Brad had bought the family house and he would keep his eye on them and would go check on them. One summer afternoon, right after I had Mattie, my uncle Chris grabbed my hand and Mattie to take me to see Bet-Bet and Dot-Dot because they have never met Mattie yet. When I walked up the back steps to the little table they were sitting at talking to my different family members, when I got up there, Dot-Dot said whose baby have you got and I told them she was mine. They fussed over who was going to hold her 1st so I handed her to Bet-Bet 1st, she looked up at me and told me she was so beautiful and looked just like me, after that Dot-Dot asked what her name was and I told them I named her after my momma, Mattie Glenn. They both started to cry and said the same thing everyone else said and that was she hated the name Mattie because it sounded like a old ladies name but they both said it was the perfect name for her and that her best friend would be honored that I named my baby girl after her. I told her I wanted her to have a strong name, with lots of love, honor and respect so people would know she was as special and as loving as the classy lady that she got her name from, they both looked at her and then each other and said my grandma Grogan would be honored to have my one and only baby to be named after her. After all she loved me more than as a grandbaby but I was and would always be her one and only baby girl. Bet-Bet told me that my grandma told her something in private and she didn't ever want it repeated unless she was already gone but even though I was her granddaughter I was really the baby girl her and my grandpa were supposed to have earlier in their life but God knew what he was doing by sending me to be their granddaughter. After I lost my daddy, Greg brought them to the funeral home the night of the wake, but my grandma Grogan couldn't be there because she was deep into her Alzheimer's, and they told me they were there to show their respect to one of their adopted sons from the street but they were also there to take my grandparents place because they would want them to stand up for them and to be there for his one and only baby girl, his brothers and sisters, and nieces and nephews because if things were different then my grandparents would've done the same for them because that's what family does for each other. Bet-Bet knew that not only was my heart broken but I felt so lost, like I didn't belong or was even wanted there by my family but I couldn't and wasn't going to leave my daddy and Bet-Bet knew how much we loved each other and how much we needed each other. She was the best adopted grandma I could've ever asked for, she was so loving, special, kind, and had the biggest heart because if you asked her she had her family with Dot-Dot but she also had a whole other family. They had 3 son's and 1 daughter and a bunch of grandkids. I know she's in heaven with Dot-Dot, Uncle Greg, and my grandparent, my daddy and so many more. She will be greatly missed by so many and we love her dearly. Please just give my family hugs and kisses from me. You are the perfect angel just like grandma.

Ruth Anne Grogan Mar 31 2022 12:21 PM

Prayers to all the family. Betty was a favorite patient at the dental office. We loved ro visit at that time. Such a wonderful person.

Joan PRUITT Mar 31 2022 12:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Jones

Joan PRUITT Mar 31 2022 11:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Jones

Matthew Wood Mar 31 2022 10:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Jones

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