AULANDER, NC – Betsy Ross Overton, age 79, of Millennium Road, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation of Windsor, NC.
A native of Bertie County, Betsy was born on March 24, 1941 to the late Ross Overton and Elizabeth Perry Overton in Ahoskie, NC. Betsy was a graduate of Ahoskie High School, later attending Kee Business College in Norfolk, VA. She came back to Ahoskie and worked as an administrative assistant for the Town of Ahoskie for more than 30 years before retiring in 2000. Betsy was a loving friend to many and will be deeply missed.
Betsy is survived by two cousins, Robert “Rob” Copeland of Norfolk, VA, and John Britton Perry and wife Judy Stadler of Buffalo, NY; and her best friends, Shirley Swain of Ahoskie, and Billy Lassiter of Aulander.
Due to circumstances, the family will schedule a celebration of life service at a later date. We will update website when date and time have been set.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Overton family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
I WAS JUST A TEENAGER WHO WENT TO WORK WITH HIS DAD ONE MORNING. BETSY WAS WORKING IN THE OFFICE AT GODWINS WHOLESALE AT THAT TIME. SHE GAVE ME A CANDY BAR. I NEVER FORGOT THAT GESTURE WHICH REFLECTED BETSY’S PERSONALITY.