Mary “Betty” Morris Colville
  • 79 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 6, 1933
  • Date of passing: Jun 9, 2012
Let the memory of Betty be with us forever

Mary “Betty” Morris Colville, 79, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, June 9th 2012 at her home.

A native of Granville County, the widow of Lawrence Colville and the daughter of the late Thomas and Maggie Brown Morris. She was a member of Butner Presbyterian Church and retired from John Umstead Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 12th 2012 at Butner Presbyterian Church by Rev. Tom Carlson and Rev. Dave Vellenga. Burial will be Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are three daughters, Darlene C. Lovette of Butner, Delois C. West of Chapel Hill, Mary Anne C. Averette of Berea, two grandaughters, Amanda and Chassidy, three sisters, Inez Morris of Oxford, Viola M. Fuller of Butner, Gretha M. Gill of Roxboro and a brother, David Morris of Berea. She was preceded in death by sisters, Georgie, Hattie, Grace, Louise, Estelle, Ruth and brothers Dolyn and James.

Visitation 10:00 -11:00 AM Tuesday, June 12, 2012 prior to the funeral service at Butner Presbyterian Church in Butner and at other times at the home.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Colville family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by GLENDA STEPHENSON on 20th June 2012

"MaryAnne, Delois, and Darlene Im so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I would have been there for you but I was out of state. You girls were so blessed to have such a loving and caring Mom. Betty will be dearly missed by all. I can only imagine what a beautiful reunion it was in Heaven for your parents on that day:) May the memories comfort you during this time."

This tribute was added by LeAnne Lindsay on 12th June 2012

"Mama Colville she is to me and always will be.  She was my second mama. I know in my heart she is happy to see "drop the bomb again" she missed him so much.  So even though our hearts are heavy now, I know she is in heaven with him and has a great big smile on that sweet face that so many loved.  My prayers are with you all and know that I am so thankful you let me be a part of your family"

This tribute was added by Betty Brooks on 11th June 2012

"George thought a lot of Betty. He worked with her in years past. He
called her often to check on her. David and George were freinds.
So sorry for her death. I am sure they are having lots of talks now
in heaven."

This tribute was added by MaryAnn Lunsford on 11th June 2012

"Thinking about all of you at this time. May God comfort you and give you peace. You WILL see her again one day!"

This tribute was added by Michelle Willis on 11th June 2012

"Praying for comfort and peace for you all during this time and in the days to come."

This tribute was added by Donna Jackson on 11th June 2012

"What a wonderfully sweet and kind woman who was always smiling!!!  As a surrogate mother to many, she will surely be missed.  To the girls--thank you for sharing her with all of us."

This tribute was added by judy stem on 11th June 2012

"Betty, you were such a joy in my life ,you were like a mother to me and I will  always love you.There will always be a place in my heart for you.
I will always remember the good times that you, Darlene and I shared, You  will always be remembered. My prayers goes out to your family."

This tribute was added by Kim Padgett on 11th June 2012

"Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold each of you tight and keep you strong in your time of need.  God Bless you all."

This tribute was added by Deborah Lunsford on 11th June 2012

"Please know that we are thinking about ya'll and we know your hearts are aching and can only pray the pain will ease up as time passes."

This tribute was added by wayne rutledge on 10th June 2012

"Betty was such a special lady. She was my mom's best friend for years. Now they see eachother again in heaven. How special that must be. Prayers go out to entire family. RIP Betty.  Wayne Rutledge and Family"


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