Betty M. Cockrell, 93, of Durham, North Carolina peacefully passed away on Monday, June 12, 2023. She was born on April 29, 1930, to the late John and Eva Mashburn.
Mrs. Cockrell worked for several years at Durham Hosiery Mill, but her real enjoyment was being a homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. Betty attended and taught Sunday School for several years at Markham Ave. Baptist Church. She also attended The Summit Church for several years.
Betty enjoyed gardening and reading her bible. She was a fantastic cook and was famously known for “Betty’s Pinto Beans and Cornbread.” As a sports enthusiast, she was an avid Tarheel and Atlanta Braves fan, and loved watching baseball, football, and basketball. Betty will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend.
Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Cockrell; brother, John Mashburn; sisters, Ruby Miller and Annie Oldham and grandchildren, Stephanie Ferrell, Greg Williams, and David Turner.
Mrs. Cockrell is survived by her son, Jim Cockrell (Kippy); daughters, Brenda Vandergrift (Roger), Linda Turner, Vicki Bass (Danny), Jackie Williams (Frank) and Cathy Lovelace (Michael); grandchildren, Debbie Williams, Daniel Turner (Jennifer), Chad Vandergrift, Shane Vandergrift (Casi), Brittany Bass, Bryan Bass, Jonathan Cockrell, Caroline Cockrell, Brett Cockrell (Kara), Ashley Joyner (Darren) and Mikey Lovelace; great grandchildren, Lisa Heimann, Caleb Johnson (Madi), John Johnson (Jamie), Amber Ferrell (Chris), Heather Ferrell (Darby), Josh Ferrell, Brayden Turner, Grayson Turner, Landon Vandergrift, Paige Vandergrift, Izaiah Ferrell, Levi Ubiles, Ava Rose Cockrell, Jaxon Cockrell and Carson Joyner; great great grandchildren, Rowan Heimann, Abby Heimann, Carson Lyons, Izzy Johnson and Ezra Johnson and numerous other loving family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Hugh O’Shields.