Betty Jean Peele

September 4, 1929June 5, 2019

Mrs. Betty Jean Turner Strader Peele, 89, a resident of Greensboro died Tuesday June 5th in her home. Mrs. Peele was born September 4, 1929 in Harmony, NC, the daughter of Paul Frank Turner Sr. and Mary Ethel Cheshier Turner. She grew up in Greensboro and graduated from Greensboro Senior High School in 1947. She worked with Lorillard Tobacco Company until her retirement.

On October 24, 1965 Betty was married to Laurin “Skeebo” Black Peele, Jr. who preceded her in death on November 11, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Paul Frank Turner, Jr. Surviving are two sons, Victor L. Strader Jr. and wife Lynette of Eatonton, GA, Terry G. Strader and wife Connie of Greensboro; her adopted daughter Babs Cox of Greensboro; six grandchildren, Season Strader Hudson, Whitney Strader Farnell, Shelby Strader Wright, Brooke Strader Payton, Jennifer Strader Smith, and Luke C. Strader and eleven great grandchildren.

Betty was a devoted daughter who lived and cared for her mother, Mary Ethel, for her entire life. She was also a devoted wife to Skeebo, and the two of them enjoyed traveling together to the Great Smokey Mountains. Betty also took great joy from annual family beach vacations with her family where she enjoyed collecting sea shells and watching the moon rise over the ocean each evening. Betty was also an avid sports fan and never missed cheering on the Tar Heels for every sports game. Betty adored music and dancing and enjoyed spending her later years reading novels and completing puzzles. She also was known for her beautifully landscaped backyard, which she enjoyed from her screened porch. Betty was a devoted “Nana” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and found great joy celebrating their milestones.

Funeral services will be held Saturday June 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by Reverend Dr. Larry Smith. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home on Saturday June 8 at 10:00 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to request memorials be made in Betty’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue Greensboro, NC 27405.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for their exceptional support and care. They would also like to thank Betty’s longtime neighbors and close friends Cathy and Dee Lee, Randy Reeder, and Rev. Dr. Larry Smith, for their love and support.

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  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019


  • Interment


Betty Jean Peele

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