May 2, 2022, 87, Goldsboro –
Betty Jean Blow Corbett entered her Heavenly home in the early hours of Monday, May 2, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Blow and Mary Susan Walston Blow. In addition to her parents, Betty Jean was preceded in death by her siblings, Herman Blow, James Gardner, Thedie Gardner, George Gardner, Athelene Forehand, Eva Forehand, Irene Lee, Mary Lou Grantham, Grace Davis, Esther Lancaster and Arlene Gardner.
As a lifelong member of Pikeville Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Betty Jean served her Lord faithfully through the decades. Seated with the choir singing praises to her Father, serving as the Sunday School secretary, and being active in the many facets of the ladies auxiliary were among the various tasks at which you could find Betty Jean serving. In all things, she spread the gospel to those she met through her acts of service and words of witness. Desiring for her children to have the same relationship with her Lord, she raised her family in the church and trained them in the way they should go. Betty Jean was proud that these lessons strengthened each of their relationships with the Lord and remained with them throughout the years.
Working for many years as the bookkeeper of Goldsboro Builders Supply, Betty Jean went on to work alongside her husband in the family business, Corbett Jewelers. After retirement, she continued to utilize her knowledge and serve her community with the staff of Alan Sutton Jewelry.
In her free time, Betty Jean enjoyed the intricate task of quilting and created many beautiful works of art. Recognizing the power of each stitch to add strength and each piece of cloth to enhance beauty, Betty Jean found a similarity between quilting and genealogy. Through her genealogical research, she strengthened family ties through the ages by bringing beautiful pieces of family history together.
Being in the yard was Betty Jean’s delight. Basking in God’s nature, she created beautiful landscapes through the attention she gave to her yard.
Never one to meet a stranger, Betty Jean had the innate ability to strike up a conversation with anyone. Those who met her once could easily gain an ally for life, for in her they quickly found a generous friend.
Betty Jean’s heart held a tremendous amount of love for her family. Each of her three children were loved equally yet uniquely, and her grandchildren were all covered in deep affection. Her love and care was evident in her expectations of them. Anytime her family traveled, she wanted them to let her know when they arrived, and most importantly when they got back home. She was dedicated to the care of her husband and always made sure he had what he needed. They just celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on April 8, 2022.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at The Pikeville Church, 336 Nahunta Road, Pikeville. A service to celebrate Betty Jean’s life will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Mark Whitfield and Pastor Don Sauls officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont.
Betty Jean is survived by her husband, Donald E. Corbett; children, Susan Corbett Brock and husband, Steve of Goldsboro, Tyron E. Corbett and wife Jennifer of Goldsboro, and Lavon G. Corbett and wife, Lisa of Goldsboro; sister, Linda Casey and husband, Ben of Goldsboro; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a special neighbor and friend, Richard Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to The Pikeville Church, P.O. Box 910, Pikeville, NC 27863.
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.