Obituary for Betty Jean Reese

Betty Jean Reese, age 77 of Laurinburg, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2022, joining her husband of 60 years who passed May 23, 2021. She was a resident at Scotia Village and was surrounded by the love of her family.

Betty was born on January 24, 1944 in Scotland County, NC to the late Laura Mae Cooper and Frank Cooper. She retired from Abbott Labs where she enjoyed her job as a purchasing clerk for 28 years. Betty loved spending time with family and friends, cooking, going to the lake and the beach. She had a contagious laugh and loved taking care of others.

Betty is survived by her two daughters: Sandra Olmsted (married to Kevin) of Cameron, NC and Sonya Pelletier (married to Dana) of Stafford, VA. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Kevin and Mikaela Olmsted and Reese, Eric and Jenna Pelletier and her beloved companion and fur baby, “Nugget”. Betty is survived by her sister:  Carol Burroughs and brothers: Johnny Cooper and Stevie Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister: Kathy Cooper and brother Tommy Cooper.

“I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself that where I am you may be also.” John 14

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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