Bettie Jean Lockerman Lefler Johnson, 82, of Surf City, returned to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
She was born May 19, 1933, in Goldsboro to the late Dewitt T. and Lottie Sutton Lockerman. She was also preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Wilson Raeford ‘Buster’ Lefler; sister, Peggy Ann Owen; stepmother, Effie Lockerman; and stepson, Perry Lee Johnson.
Bettie retired from Four County Electric and went to work part time for NCDMV of Wallace. She loved her work and enjoyed meeting new people while working at NCDMV.
Surviving are her loving and devoted husband of 35 years, Edward J. Johnson; son, Wray Lefler of Penderlea; daughter, Beverly Lefler Marshall, and husband, Harry; stepdaughter, Regina Jenkins; four step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; the love of her life, her Maltese companion of 16 years, ‘Bandit’; and numerous family members and friends whom Bettie loved dearly.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace.
Bettie Jean’s devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. She will surely be missed, but treasured memories of her will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved Bettie Jean Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to Potts Presbyterian Church, 1947 Crooked Run Road, Willard, NC 28478.
A special thank you to Pender Transport Services and to Linda Knowles for all the compassion and care that she gave to Bettie Jean and to her family during her illness.
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