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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson
Wednesday September 9th, 2020
1:00pm - 7:00pm

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Thursday September 10th, 2020

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Betsy Fields Stafford

Four Oaks, NC:  Mrs. Betsy Fields Stafford, age 82, of US Hwy 701 South passed away peacefully on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Benson. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Hood's Grove Baptist Church in Newton Grove, NC. Officiating will be Revs. Sam Blackmon, Bill West and Mr. Derrick Barefoot. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.             Mrs. Stafford was born on May 11, 1938 in Johnston County to the late Laroke and Gladys Graham Fields. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Earl Stafford; step-father, P. T. George; and a brother, Adrian Fields. Mrs. Stafford was a retired dental assistant and was a member of Hood's Grove Baptist Church.             Surviving include her son, Macon Stafford and wife, Sylvia of Benson, grandchildren, Nathan Stafford and wife, Heather, Brantley Stafford, and Benjamin Stafford all of Benson; great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Stafford; brother, L. G. Fields and wife, Eileen of Four Oaks; step-sister, Judy Lamm of New Bern, NC; sister-in-law, JoAnn Fields of Kenilworth, NJ; several nieces and nephews.          Mrs. Stafford will lay in state and you may sign the register book from 1:00PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson.  The family will not be present during this time. The family will receive friends other times at the home of Macon and Sylvia Stafford, 842 Godwin Lake Road, Benson, NC 27504.                In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. If you are attending the service on Thursday at mask is required inside the church.             The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.             Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Hood’s Grove Baptist Church Youth Ministries c/o Travis Hudson 3739 Meadowbrook Road Newton Grove, NC 28366.             Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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I extend sincere sympathy to Betsy's family in her passing. She was always so pleasant to everyone. Sincerely, Elaine P. Byrd

Elaine P. Byrd Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

I met Ms Betsy and Mr David shortly after moving to Four Oaks. We very quickly became friends and I can honestly say that my time spent there was much richer because of them. I hadn't been able to see Ms Betsy for a couple of years but a day never went by that I didn't think of her in some way. Thank you for bringing a little sunshine into my life with your kind heart and infectious smile. I love you, my friend, and I miss you terribly. My thoughts and prayers are go out to the family. May God bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Wanda Barefoot Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

Sylvia and Macon, we are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Stafford. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy and Tammy Barbour Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

Macon and Sylvia, I am so sorry for your loss! Betsy was a precious lady! Thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family! God bless!

Nell Johnson Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

Jerry Wilson and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

Luann Woodard Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

Jerry Wilson and I are so sorry for your familys loss. Sending prayers.

Luann Woodard Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

Betsy was such a loving and caring person. She always enjoyed church and exemplified Christ like actions in every aspect of her life. I treasured her friendship. Macon and Sylvia I am thinking of you at this time. God bless you.

Thomas Williford Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betsy Stafford

Kim Allen and Family Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. May Christ be with you during this difficult time. If you need anything please let us know.

Danny "Moonpie" Herring/Janet Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Betsy from years back when she was a dental assistant. Always so sweet and a delight to chat with. Betsy was a beautiful person who had a huge heart for compassion for others. Rest In Peace!

Beth Creech Dickens Sep 8 2020 12:00 AM

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