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Betty Carole Bailey Phillips

August 4, 1933 - November 27, 2016

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Betty Carole Bailey Phillips, 83, died on November 27, 2016.

Betty was born on August 4, 1933 in Lexington, NC to the late Mabel Weaver Bailey and John Thomas Bailey. She was a 1951 graduate of Lexington Senior High School. Betty married Buren Willis Phillips, her high school sweetheart, in 1953 and the couple moved to Long Beach, California where Willis was stationed in the U.S. Navy and Betty worked for Catalina Island Shipping Company. They eventually moved back east and lived all over NC, SC and Georgia, where Betty worked in various jobs...

Betty Carole Bailey Phillips, 83, died on November 27, 2016.

Betty was born on August 4, 1933 in Lexington, NC to the late Mabel Weaver Bailey and John Thomas Bailey. She was a 1951 graduate of Lexington Senior High School. Betty married Buren Willis Phillips, her high school sweetheart, in 1953 and the couple moved to Long Beach, California where Willis was stationed in the U.S. Navy and Betty worked for Catalina Island Shipping Company. They eventually moved back east and lived all over NC, SC and Georgia, where Betty worked in various jobs including Lexington Savings and Loan, Green Hill Center for NC Arts and Lucent Technologies. In 1992, Betty earned a BA degree in Business and English from Greensboro College. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and was a gifted painter and an avid supporter of local and regional artists. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose positive light and humor will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Buren Willis Phillips, of Greensboro; her daughter, Cristi Phillips Driver, husband Michael and granddaughter, Lillian Claire, of Greensboro; her sister, Ruth Bailey Fritts and niece Ann Fritts Hoffman and husband Walter, all of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her parents Mabel and Tom Bailey and brother, Charles Thomas Bailey.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home at 515 N. Elm St. in Greensboro.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church at 3600 W. Friendly Ave. in Greensboro followed by a reception. The interment will be held at Lexington City Cemetery at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.