April 29, 1938 - March 31, 2020
Betty Jo Grice, 81, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, due to a sudden heart attack. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents, Noah and Zera Kellis; brother, James William Kellis (Little Bill) and her grandson, Jackson DeMarcus Grice. She is survived by her children Kathy Bullock (Alan), Judy Doby (Mickey), Debbie Godwin, Ricky Grice (Jodi); grandchildren Joseph Godwin Jr. (Kelly), Amber Bullock, Jeremy Godwin, Michael Doby (Nicole), Tyler Bullock, Lauren Caton (Chris), Seth Grice, Zach Grice, Scout Grice; great grandson Joseph “LJ” Godwin; brother Jerry Kellis (Lynda); aunt Beth Casey (Frank), nieces, nephews, and many dear friends that she thought of as family. Betty Jo was born April 29, 1938, in Kannapolis, NC, to the late Noah and Zera Kellis. She graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1956 and married her high school sweetheart, Richard. After she retired from Lubromation in 2000, Betty Jo and Richard moved from Charlotte, NC, to Garden City, SC, to fulfill their dream of living at the beach. Betty Jo was a loving and devoted wife, mom, and maw-maw. She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing things for others. She loved all sports, especially Duke basketball, but nothing compared to the joy she felt while watching her kids and grandkids play sports. Betty Jo volunteered with Helping Hands, served on the hospitality committee, greeter committee, and on the board of Joy Fellowship at Garden City Baptist Church where she was a faithful member. Betty Jo loved to visit others, never met a stranger, and always saw the best in everyone. She was a caring and loving person who was known as “Mom” to many; truly one of a kind. She enjoyed being outside, tending to her plants, and going on golf cart rides. She also enjoyed music, especially Elvis, and watching Hallmark movies and The Golden Girls. Betty Jo loved traveling, but going on cruises with Richard was her favorite. She was famous for her homemade spaghetti sauce, vegetable soup, and fruit “yum-yum’s.” Betty Jo was thankful for her salvation, late husband of 62 years, children, grandchildren, great grandson, church, wonderful friends, and family. A graveside service will be held in Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 9, 2020, for immediate family only, due to the statewide restrictions. The family will have a memorial service at Garden City Baptist Church, 501 Pine Avenue, Garden City Beach, SC 29576, when the Stay at Home order has been lifted. Updates will be provided online at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com as they become available. Memorials in Betty Jo’s honor may be made to Garden City Baptist Church, 501 Pine Avenue, Garden City Beach, SC 29576.
Betty Jo Grice, 81, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, due to a sudden heart attack. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents, Noah and Zera Kellis; brother, James William Kellis (Little Bill) and her grandson,... View Obituary & Service Information
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