December 4, 2021, 83, Rosewood –
Betty Boyette Howell, age 83, went to her heavenly home on the morning of December 4th, 2021 at Countryside Village Assisted Living in Pikeville, NC. She was born July 7, 1938 in Goldsboro, NC to James and Bessie Boyette. She married the love of her life, Billy Ray Howell, in February of 1958 who preceded her in death in 2003.
Betty loved people and never knew a stranger. She loved to play the piano and organ for church and loved to cook. She was happiest when she was cooking for and spending time with her friends and family.
For many years Betty worked alongside her husband Bill at their business, Bill Howell and Sons Construction, and even ran her own tanning beds at one time. She loved to stay busy, shop, and travel. Betty and Bill made many trips to Las Vegas and spent many weekends enjoying their place in Surf City.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Patricia Howell of Goldsboro, and two sons, Doug Howell (Amy) of Pikeville and Ricky Howell (Toni) of Pikeville; five grandchildren, Jessica Smith (Matt) of Clayton, Stacey Strickland (Charlie) of Raleigh, Jason Howell (Meredith) of Goldsboro, Amanda Mooring (Stephen) of Fremont, and Emily Thomas (Logan) of Pikeville. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. All of these she loved and touched deeply.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Howell; a grandson, Joshua Howell; and a brother, Kenneth Boyette.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Goldsboro, NC. The family will greet friends and family following the service at the cemetery and at other times at 205 Connie Circle, Goldsboro, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2309 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534-1725.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.