Betty Jean Billings Jenkins, 77, of Hays passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church, with Pastor Donnie Shumate and the Rev. Shane Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Monday evening at the church.

Mrs. Jenkins was born Aug. 28, 1941, in Wilkes County to Ulen Billings and Juanita Wingler Billings. She retired from Cato’s and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Jenkins is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Jenkins of the home; two sons, Richard Lee Jenkins and wife, Lori, of Yadkinville and Gregory Scott Jenkins and wife, Jeanne, of Burlington; three grandchildren, Cammi Leigh Jenkins, Emma Michelle Jenkins and Trevor Scott Jenkins; her step-grandchildren, Zac Hollar and Justin Gambill; her step-great-grandchildren, Kelsey Grace Hollar and Allison Faith Hollar; and a sister, JoAnn Huffman of Statesville.

Pallbearers were Jared Wiles, Jacob Wiles, Trevor Jenkins, Joseph Wiles, Joshua Thornton and Zac Hollar.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 924 Main Street, Suite 100, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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