Betty Lou Brinkley Leggett

Published 9:26 am Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WILLIAMSTON – Mrs. Betty Lou Brinkley Leggett passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital with her family by her side.

Mrs. Leggett was a native of Hertford County and the youngest daughter of ten siblings of the late Ledie Brinkley and Lou Overton Brinkley.  She was a member of Brantley’s Grove Baptist Church and attended Cedar Grove Free Will Baptist Church.  She was retired as a housekeeper at the Martin County Courthouse.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Leroy Leggett of the home; sons, Randy Stroud and wife Beth, Jerry Stroud and wife Rena, and Ledie Stroud, all of Ahoskie, and Steve Stroud of Cofield; daughter, Jodie Edmondson of Williamston; sisters, Shirley Umphlett of Eure, and Celia Ann Stroud of Winterville; 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs. Leggett was preceeded in death by a son, Tim Stroud, three brothers, and four sisters.  She is also survived by Tim’s wife, Cathy.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Chapel in Ahoskie with the Revs. J.N. Baggett and Jimmy Ward officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brinkley Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Cedar Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 2522 Spring Green Road, Williamston, NC 27892.

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