Betty Lou Morris Phipps

January 3, 1945 - January 30, 2022

01/03/1945 - 01/30/2022

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Service
Friday February 04, 2022
3:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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Visitation
Friday February 04, 2022
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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RICH SQUARE, NC – Betty Lou Morris Phipps, age 77, of Jackson Street, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC just a few days following the sudden death of her beloved husband, Ronnie.

A native of Northampton County, Mrs. Phipps was born on January 3, 1945 to Frank and Mamie Lassiter Morris in Rich Square, NC. She devoted her life to taking care of others, especially her family. Betty Lou managed to raise her children while becoming a registered nurse. She had the biggest heart and always put others first. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. They were the apples of her eyes, and she loved them dearly, Betty Lou was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt that will be deeply missed by all.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Martin Keeter, Sr., her second husband, Ronnie Lewis Phipps, and her siblings, Mary Jenkins, Tommy Morris, Dorothy Vick, and Lorena “Maggie” Dunning.

Betty is survived by her children, Jo Ann Babb (Tim) of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Charles “Bubba” Keeter (Mary) of Wasilla, Alaska, Travis Keeter (Chrystal) of Emporia, VA, John Keeter (Karen) of Edenton, NC, Jennifer Phipps (Jenna) of High Point, NC, Ronnie Phipps, II (Melissa) of Lexington, NC, and Candice Phipps of High Point; eighteen grandchildren; Matthew Babb, Krissy Babb, William Keeter (Jessica), Ashley Keeter (Andrew), Travis Wayne Keeter, Jr., Amber Aerni (Ryan), Paula Britt (Josh), Kevin Keeter, Stephen Keeter (Sydney), Philip Keeter, Sean Keeter, Zachary Phipps (Ali), Isaiah Shoffner, Trace Robinson, Meadow Anne Phipps, Madyson Pait, Nevaeh Phipps, and Kaydence Phipps; six great-grandchildren, Ayden Keeter, Asher Keeter, Ember Keeter, Archer Keeter, Jaxon Keeter, and Kimber Aerni; brother, John Morris (Glenda) of Lasker, NC; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 4, 2022, from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC.

A celebration of life service will immediately follow visitation on Friday, February 4, 2022, at 3:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, with her son, Pastor John Keeter officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Phipps family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.


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Lucille Bennett
11 months ago

JoAnn, you and your family have my heartfelt condolences. Loss is never easy but we must put our trust in God. In due season, he shall mend our broken hearts and dry our weary eyes. Praying that our God will wrap each of you and your family in his loving arms as a whole and individually. God give them the strength to carry on through the storm and rain.
Sincerely Lucille

Valli DeLair
11 months ago

Losing a loved one is hard, but when it’s your Mother, not many things are worse. So, I’m wishing you courage, strength, and love, to help you all through your loss.
Aunt Betty, was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of her when I was a child. I thought she was a great Mom, and a good cook, and I wanted to be just like her. I don’t think she knew this, but I believe she had a lot to do with how I thought life was supposed to be.
God bless and Rest In Peace Aunt Betty.

Rita Bryant Harrison
11 months ago

May God bring Peace to the family during this time of sadness.

Mike and Margaret Aston
11 months ago

Thinking of and praying for you during this difficult time.

Barbara Stilley
11 months ago

I only met her once ay church- i immediately liked her her love of Jesus and her family was so obvious……… Prayers to our Pastor Keeter and his family..

Ashley Warren
11 months ago

I will remember Mrs. Betty as a wonderful and Godly friend.

Michael C. Marrett
11 months ago

Praying that the God of all comfort will carry you through.

Julie Clark
11 months ago

My dear sweet amazing Betty!! Oh how I thank God for bringing you into my life!! I will cherish your love and friendship forever ❤️✝️❤️

CLARA PARKER
11 months ago

So sorry for your loss of Betty Lou. Had a good visit with her last Wednesday. She looked tired but we enjoyed talking. She talked about her time with Ronnie,her family, and enjoyed telling me about the remodeling her and Ronnie did. I was so sadden to hear with 24 hours she had a stroke. God bless you her family and prayers for God to give the peace you will need for your losses.

Brenda Baisey
11 months ago

Thoughts and prayers going your way. I am so sorry. Paula, please know that I love you. .