Betty Livengood Reece

June 16, 1929November 1, 2012

Mrs. Betty Livengood Reece, 83, daughter of the late Marion J. Livengood and Lydia Broadway Livengood, died Thursday, November 1, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Cary.

Mrs. Reece was born in High Point, NC, where she attended High Point City Schools and Bryer Business College. After moving to Durham, she was employed by Durham County Schools until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church and a member of the Meredith Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Reece is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynn Wasylkevych and her husband, Paul of Cary; and a niece, Sherry Livengood of Clinton, TN.

Mrs. Reece was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin B. Reece; brother, Hal Livengood and his wife, Esther.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511. The family will receive friends 10 - 11 am prior to the service. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 pm at Floral Garden Park Cemetery, 1730 W. English Road, High Point, NC 27262.

Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607; or Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Road, Durham, NC 27703.

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Rose Gattuso

November 9, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

November 4, 2012

Lynn, I was a high school friend of your mother.s and lived one half block from her at that time. There were five of us that were very close friends. Another one of our group passed away about a month ago. I always remember the good times we had at that time. My sister, Lois Wise Harris who lives in High Point informed me of her passing. You have my deepest sympathy.
Evelyn Wise Ridenhour, and Ernest. Arden, NC

Brenda Fraser

November 3, 2012

Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marietta Mason

November 3, 2012

Lynn and Paul:

I am praying for comfort for you as you remember Lynn's mom. May God's love and her memories enable you to get through this difficult time.

Marietta Mason

Patricia McCrindle

November 3, 2012


While we are saddened to know you are grieving, we know that your Mother is now at peace. I enjoyed the nights she was able to join us at Border's and share her needlework. Our prayers are with you and Paul. May your fondest memories of her give you comfort.

diane lewis

November 2, 2012

Lynn, I remember your Mom cross stitxhing with us on Wed nite at Borders,and how she made us laugh with her stories about her job in the school office in Durham. Lynn, cherish those memories... Diane

November 2, 2012

For many years Betty was a faithful choir member and my choir partner at Durham Memorial Baptist church. She was the ultimate lady and always had a smile especially when I hit a sour note. I have missed her in church but know that she must have enjoyed several years with her family in Cary. Great memories lift us through tearful times so cherish your own and those of people who had the priviledge of knowing your mother. Janet

Wendy Flickinger

November 2, 2012

Dear Friends,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I never had the privilege of meeting your mom but, in getting to know you in the recent months, I have a glimmer of the amazing woman she must have been. May treasured memories always keep her close.


Jane Oakley

November 2, 2012

I was saddened to learn about the loss of your mother. I will always remember her as an elegant and beautiful woman. As a teenager, she always made me feel welcomed in your home. While, no words can ease your loss, I wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and your family.


November 2, 2012

Lynn, Paul and I are so sorry about your mother's passing but I know she is in a better place now with your dad and has no more fear, pain or confusion. You (and Paul too) have been so loving and devoted to her and you provided her with the best life she could have had in her last years. She was a beautiful, gracious and funny lady and we enjoyed the time we spent with her. We love you and will pray for both of you! Love, Linda and Paul