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.