Betty Jo (Parris) Constance

January 8, 1929January 31, 2019

Betty Jo Parris Constance, born January 8, 1929, passed Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the age of 90. Betty was born in Haywood County and resided there for 88 years. She enjoyed time spent outdoors, whether camping, golfing, or on Lake Chatuge where she waterskied until 71 years young. When not outside, she could be found watching golf, reading, or simply enjoying a crossword puzzle. And her love for dancing often delighted those around her. Her infectious, some might say, feisty, personality was ever evident as she truly never met a stranger. For her last year and a half she resided in Davidson where that personality expanded her ever-increasing circle of friends at The Pines. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who devoted her life to raising her children and providing a caring home. Just three days prior to her passing she was blessed to hold her latest great-grandson in her arms. Betty was preceded by her husband, Hugh Constance, Sr., one brother, two sisters, and a grandson. She leaves behind, sons Hugh Constance, Jr. (Martha) & Richard Constance (Carol), daughters Lou Hipps (Jeff Soto) & Melody Wood (Charles), four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her love for God was a beacon for all. Always quick to lend a hand, or to add those in need to her prayer list, her kind and generous spirit will be deeply missed by all who loved her. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM at Garrett Funeral Home. Funeral services to follow immediately at Garrett Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Michael Horton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her church building fund. Encouraging Word Baptist Church, PO Box 797, Waynesville, NC 28786.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019

Betty Jo (Parris) Constance

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Rita Evans-Bolin

February 5, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful person.

Pam Daniel

February 4, 2019

So sorry to hear about your Mother, Hugh. May God wrap His arms around all of you during this sad time and provide comfort and peace.

Samuel and darlene Crawford

February 3, 2019

Hugh, Martha and family sorry to hear about your mother. She was a wonderful woman. All of you are in our thoughts. Sam, Darlene Theda crawford

Ricky & Gail Paxton

February 3, 2019

Hugh, Martha and family. We just want you to know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Eleanor Hyde Ownbey

February 3, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was such a delightful person. It was always a blessing to see her
smiling face. Will pray for God's peace and comfort as you go thru this tough time.
Eleanor Ownbey
My Dad and Laura were sister and brother.