Betty J. Lockwood of Caro, age 87, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Betty was born April 6, 1932, in Milligan, Tennessee, to the late Dora (Penland) Slaughter. She was united in marriage with Alvin D. Lockwood on June 28, 1952, in Caro, and he survives. Betty was a consummate homemaker and found her greatest joy in caring for her family. Spare time was often spent baking, cooking, canning, and sewing.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Alvin D. Lockwood of Caro; five children and their spouses: Duane and Marilyn Lockwood of Caro, Diane Fedack of Reese, Gregory and Beth Lockwood of Caro, Kevin and Edwina Lockwood of Caro, Brian and Theresa Lockwood of Caro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Sona Hunt of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by five siblings: Evelyn Chapman, Sagle Slaughter, Beauford Slaughter, Curtis Brown, and Mary Lou Posie.
Private funeral services will be held with burial at Almer Township Cemetery in Caro. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to United Hospice of Marlette or Colwood United Brethren Church in Caro. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.