Obituary Betty Dickens Myers

Betty Dickens Myers, 89, went to her Lord and Savior Monday, August 2, 2021. She was born October 5, 1931 to Rev. and Mrs. Jesse W. Dickens in Lexington, NC. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband Lamar Myers; daughter, Karen Tysinger; three brothers, Paul Dickens, Donald Dickens, and Rev. Charles Dickens; two sisters, Myrtle Carrick, and Treva Stroud; and a step grandson, Murdock (Micky) W. Thomas.

Surviving are one son, Terence (Terry) Myers and wife Diane of Southern Pines, NC; step grandson, Jimmy Thomas and wife Nancy of Southern Pines, step great grandson Aaron Thomas of Southern Pines; step great grandson Jacob Thomas and wife Ashley of Bethlehem, Georgia; step great great grandsons Talan and Declan Thomas of Bethlehem, Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Myers graduated from Southmont High School in Davidson County, NC as valedictorian and attended Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.; Burlington Business College; and Davidson County Community College. She was crowned Miss Lexington in 1951 and participated in the Miss North Carolina pageant winning the talent division.

Mrs. Myers retired from Piedmont Telephone Membership Corporation after serving as bookkeeper for 21 years.  She was a member of the Reeds Civitan Club for more than 30 years serving as president, treasurer, and director for many years. She served as Lt. Governor of Civitan International Area V, District West for one year.  Mrs. Myers was a church treasurer, member of the WMU and a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the finance committee and a senior citizen driver. Most recently she was a member of Aberdeen First Baptist Church serving as vice president of her Sunday school class and serving as a member of the Keenager choir and Keenager fellowship group.

A celebration of life service will be held at Aberdeen First Baptist Church on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM. The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM before the service at the church. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Reeds Baptist Church in Lexington, NC.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Aberdeen First Baptist Church, 700 N. Sandhills Blvd. Aberdeen, NC 28315 or to a Hospice agency of the donor’s choice.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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