Sarah “Betsy” Hardison Armstrong

February 11, 1924 - April 4, 2020

02/11/1924 - 04/04/2020

Sarah “Betsy” Hardison Armstrong age 96, of Enfield, passed away on April 4, 2020, at Autumn Care of Nash.


She was born in Enfield on February 11, 1924 to Pete and Sarah Hardison. Betsy was the oldest, and one of the most faithful members of Enfield Baptist Church, where she joined in December of 1938.  She was married to Harvey Armstrong on August 16, 1947 and they celebrated sixty-seven years of marriage. Betsy was a longtime employee of Enfield Graded School and served as coordinator for Enfield Meals on Wheels. In later years, Betsy and Harvey enjoyed traveling and spending time at Emerald Isle.


Betsy was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Creech Hardison, her father, Pete Hardison, her husband, Harvey L. Armstrong, her sisters, Eloise H. Copeland and Billie H. Winstead and her brother, Pete Hardison, Jr.


Betsy is survived by two sons, Larry Armstrong and his wife Casey of Enfield and Pete Armstrong and his wife Jeanie of Rocky Mount; three granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong of Raleigh, Margaret Armstrong Sarda and her husband Ryan of Raleigh and Sarah Armstrong  Brann and her husband Tyler of Wake Forest and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” James Sarda of Raleigh.


The family will gather for a service at the Enfield Baptist Church with the Reverend Kerry Peeler officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Enfield Baptist Church, 200 West Burnette Ave., Enfield, NC  27823 or online clicking here


Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Armstrong family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Mike and Sandra Williams
4 years ago

Larry and Pete,
Sandra and I send our condolences. We would prefer to do so in person, but these unique times will not allow that just now. I know you will miss your Mother, as will all of us who were blessed to know her … she was truly a unique individual. She loved her Lord, Enfield Baptist Church, Enfield High School, her books, and most of all her family. Whenever I would visit or call and inquire as to her well being, she would skip over herself and launch into an update on you, your spouses, and her grandchildren … the loves of her life. Stay well and know you and your families have been made special to us through your Mother and Father.

Martha Parker
4 years ago

Larry, Casey and family, Al and I are so sorry for your loss. All our love. Al and Martha Ann

Robert and Linda Harris
4 years ago

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with Pete, Larry and your families. Your Mother lived out her steadfast love for the Lord Jesus Christ through her home, family, church, work and community. What a precious legacy! Psalm 138:8.
Robert & Linda Harris

Vicki Craft
4 years ago

So sorry for the loss of Betsy Armstrong. She was a beloved Enfield lady. My condolences to her family.

Bonnie Whitehead
4 years ago

Betsy was so much fun to “work for” in the office at Enfield Graded School. I feel extremely lucky to have gotten to know this wonderful and considerate lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to this lovely family.

Connie Kerr Matthews
4 years ago

My condolences are with all of you. She was one of my favorite people.

Ben Brooks
4 years ago

My parents lived in Enfield for 3 years in the 1960s. They developed a unique bond with the Armstrong Family and would stay with Betsy and Harvey 50 years later. May God Bless this wonderful family!

Peggy Ethridge
4 years ago

so sorry to hear about Betsy–you children can believe one thing –she loved you dearly–nearly her entire conversation at the Beauty Shop