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Shallow Well Cemetery
Sunday January 15th, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Betty McLeod

Betty O’Neal McLeod went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 9, 2017.  She was born on October 1, 1940 to the late John Anderson O’Neal and the late Jenny Lou Watson O’Neal.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Graham McLeod, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Annette McLeod, and her son, Gerald Graham McLeod, Jr.


A Memorial service will be held at 2:30pm Sunday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Larry Martin


Mrs. McLeod married her high school sweet heart, Gerald, Sr., on June 2, 1961. During this time she worked at Roses’ Dime Store on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and later, at Koury Company in Sanford to help put her husband through College.  Much of her work life outside the home was in Retail Sales. She held retail sales positions with J. C. Penney and later management positions with the Diana Shops and the Clothes Line.  Her final career outside the home was in Real Estate Sales, where worked with members of her family to form McLeod and Associates – a Real Estate Sales and Residential Construction Company.


After the death of her husband in 2010, her primary focus in life continued to be the happiness and well-being of her family. However, she also became involved in Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church. Along with others in the Church, she worked tirelessly to raise funds for a Sanctuary.  These efforts included selling tickets to numerous chicken and barbeque dinners, preparing numerous meals, baking many pies and cakes, as well as conducting numerous yard sales. She also received much pleasure from singing in the Church choir. Her involvement in this Church provided much spiritual growth and brought much joy to her life.   


To most accurately describe her roles as both a Home Maker and Working Mother, one must go beyond the typical definitions. While she performed the usual household duties of most home makers, her role also involved assuring both the spiritual and physical well-being of her family by providing nourishment to both body and soul.  During her life, her family was always assured of her never-ending love and devotion – a love and devotion so strong, that she was truly a “Mother Grizzly.”


Mrs. McLeod’s love and devotion for the canine members of her family cannot go unmentioned.  She was a loving ‘’Nannah” to her grand-dogs - Sam, Grettah, Clarice, Divah, Lacy and Rocky.


The family will receive friends following the Memorial service and other times at 3405 Winterwind Circle, Sanford.


Memorial contributions can be made to Shepherd’s Flock Baptist Church Building Fund, 19 Moon Dabbs Dr, Snow Camp, NC 27349.

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Vickie, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I just happened to see this today. Your Mom as always so cheerful and always had a smile. Praying for you and Gerald as you go thru these difficult times......

Terri Pope Jan 18 2017 12:00 AM

Gerald and Annette, I am very sorry for your loss. I hate I did not have the opportunity to get reacquainted with your mother, since I last saw her I believe at your home in Owl's Nest in the early 1980's...Gerald, I feel fortunate to have accidentally run into you in Belk a few years ago. My reconnecting with you has meant more to me than you can imagine. You were my best friend in the 7th grade and we were close throughout junior high and high school. Although we drifted apart over the years, when we met again, it was as if we just picked back up where we left off...If there's anything Robin and I can do, please don't hesitate to ask. Peace be with you all.

Kelly Faulk Jan 15 2017 12:00 AM

Annette and Gerald. I was so sorry to
learn of your mother's passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you . A beautiful and kind lady she was. Hopefully someday when visiting my family there I can stop by. Again praying for each of you.

Cary, NC Jan 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty McLeod

Andrew & Amanda Gullie Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty McLeod

Jack and Betty Oldham(Oak Island) Jan 13 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. May God bless you and bring you comfort.
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Amber Parker Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty McLeod

John Parkinson Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

Annette and Gerald, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra Layne Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty McLeod


A candle was lit in memory of Betty McLeod

Sandra Trogdon Jan 12 2017 12:00 AM

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