GREENSBORO — Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Hanna Gerr, 95, formerly of High Point, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, after suffering in her last years from dementia at Carriage House in Greensboro.
Betty was born in Bristol, Connecticut on Jan. 18, 1925, to the late Raymond Hanna and Pearl Griswold Hanna. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Murray Gerr; sisters, Ruth Wilber, Louise Twitty, Rhonda Packard, Nina LeVasseur and Marge Robert; and grandson, Christopher M. Singer.
Betty is survived by her son, Martin H Gerr; daughter, Patricia Singer and husband, Dan of Greensboro; grandchildren, Heather Blaylock, Kenneth Gerr, Tony Singer and Genna Singer; nephews and nieces, Bob Packard, John Packard, Ronald Roberts Jean McCreesh, Skip Wilber, Doug Wilber, Peggee Davis, Paul LeVasseur, Bruce LeVasseur, Sue Lincoln, Chris Twitty and Ray Twitty.
Betty was vivacious, fun loving and outgoing. She enjoyed life and the people in it, especially her husband, children, sisters, parents and friends. She had a booming laugh and amazing smile. She was a loving, supportive wife and mother. She volunteered with the High Point Hospital Guild for many years and helped them with the High Point Furniture Market Catering Fundraiser for several years. She was president of the Oak Hollow Women’s Golf membership as well.
Betty served in the United States Navy from 1945-1947 in Waves and was stationed on the East Coast. She worked as a legal secretary in an attorney’s office, but most enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her family.
Betty will be inurned with her husband, Morris Murray Gerr, who preceded her Oct. 2, 1998, in a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Hospice, who cared for Betty so well, AuthoraCare at authoracare.org or 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cumbyfuneral.com and you can read more about Betty’s life. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the family.