Mrs. Betty Jean Robbins of Greenville NC entered into eternal rest on August 3,2020.
Mrs. Betty Jean Robbins was born on June 17, 1956, to the late Mr. & Mrs. Noah and Laura Willoughby, Sr. in Greenville, North Carolina.
She graduated in 1975 from North Pitt High School in Bethel, North Carolina. Betty successfully completed the Healthcare Administrative Program at Pitt Community College in Greenville, North Carolina.
Mrs. Betty Jean Robbins departed this life on Monday, August 3, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her father, Noah Willoughby, Sr., mother, Laura Louise Willoughby, and brother, Joseph Curtis Willoughby.
Mrs Betty Jean Robbins accepted Jesus Christ as her LORD and Savior and was united with Haddocks Chapel FWB Church. She joyfully served on the Mother Board, in the Church Choir, Transportation Ministry, Kitchen Committee and Special Events Planning Committee. She enjoyed attending church fellowships and corporate worship. She had a strong passion to serve, love and encourage others to keep the faith. She believed God’s Word by standing on Hebrews 11:6 -- “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” She had a unique passion to serve children and to ensure that she touched their hearts to become knowledgeable of Jesus Christ.
Betty Jean Willoughby was united in holy matrimony with Bruce Anthony Robbins on December 24, 1977, in Greenville, North Carolina. A marriage of 43 years, they enjoyed many family gatherings during Thanksgiving and Christmas. They really enjoyed riding out on Saturday morning to just simply have time to themselves. They enjoyed watching the grandkids play recreational sports. They enjoyed being grandparents, but were always willing to return the children back quickly to the parents. She enjoyed watching Bruce work in the garden and always let him know that garden work was his favorite. She was done playing in the dirt as soon as she left the farm!!
She worked with the Pitt County School System for 15 years as a bus driver and cafeteria worker. It was evident she was passionate about working with Pitt County School System as it awarded her a nomination for Bus Driver of the Year. She was greatly admired by school staff, faculty, co-workers and students. She was a natural nurturer, as her love for children was displayed throughout the community. She exemplified that by making sure children had breakfast and lunch to eat daily. She loved to build relationships with the students. She always strived to have a positive influence on every child’s life. She believed each child had the potential to be great with the right love and care. She was always willing to help others.
She leaves to cherish her memories; her loving husband, Bruce Anthony Robbins; sons, Demetrius Lamont (Vonkisha), Eric Andre, Christopher Anthony and Kenrick Levon Ruffin (Alexa), all of Greenville, North Carolina; grandsons: Desmond, Desean, Jarmarion and Trayce; granddaughters: Kayla, Alisa and Taryn; brothers: Noah Willoughby, Jr. (Artis) of Bethel, North Carolina, Larry Willoughby (Mildred) and William Harold Willoughby, all of Greenville, NC; sisters, Bernice Willoughby and Joyce Ann Willoughby,both of Greenville, NC; one aunt, Nancy Lee Lyas (Raney) of Charlotte,NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
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