Saturday 21 Jul 2018


Betty Jean Pearsall Hankins

August 14, 91,

Betty Jean Pearsall Hankins, 91, went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Brian Center.

Betty was born in Wake County on July 4, 1926 to the late William and Virginia C. Pearsall. She was married to the late Robert George Hankins, Sr. Betty loved Westwood United Methodist Church and was a dedicated and faithful servant her entire life. Her most significant role in life and what she did best was being a loving mother and grandmother to her family.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 10:00 11:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Bettys life at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Terry Hobbs officiating. Interment will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Jerry Hales and husband Jimmy of Goldsboro and Sandra Jean Trimnal of Statesville; sons, Phillip Ray Hankins and wife Kay of Raleigh, Donald Edward Hankins and wife Dianne of Statesville and Bob Hankins Jr. and wife Dot of Goldsboro; thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was preceded in death by a granddaughter and her sisters and brothers.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given to Westwood United Methodist Church, 130 Short Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care Betty received from the staff of the Brian Center and Rehabilitation for the past eighteen months. They also very much appreciate the faithful visits to Betty by the Brothers Keepers of Westwood United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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