Betty Taylor Spelman, 83, wife of the late John Marshall Spelman, Jr., died Thursday, August 22, 2019, at The Presbyterian Community of Florence.
Betty was born on September 21, 1935 in Greene County, NC, daughter of the late Jesse Taylor and Lavonia Eastham Taylor. She was a graduate of Grainger High School of Kinston, NC, and worked various office administration jobs before working in the Insurance Business. Betty retired from Cormell Streett and Patterson Insurance Group after 25 years in 2000. She was a longtime member of College Park Baptist Church, where she served in many areas over the years. Betty was chairman of the personnel committee, led the leadership committee for 2 years, was a member of the Ester Sunday School class, chairman of the Finance Committee and Counting, and was a faithful member of the choir.
Surviving are her children, Kay S. (John) Gergel and Laura Jean Spelman, both of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, John Michael Gergel, Sara Ruth Buchanan and William Buchanan; and a brother, Bruton (Frances) Taylor.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, August 25, 2019, at College Park Baptist Church, Florence. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.
A graveside committal service will be 3:00 PM, Monday, August 26, 2019, at Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, NC.
Memorials may be made to College Park Baptist Church, 1501 3rd Loop Road, Florence, SC 29505.
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