Betty Claxton Obituary, Death – Remember this in your prayers, please. Mrs. Betty Lee Claxton, 86, of Kite, Tennessee, died away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at Wrightsville Manor after a protracted bout with sickness, according to her family. Mrs. Claxton’s parents, Goldman Tillman Lee and Veola Holder Lee, welcomed her into the world on August 13, 1936 in Kite.
Her parents, her husband Bobby Joe Claxton, her brothers Edward, Hubert, and Billy Lee, and her son-in-law Reverend Allen Meeks all passed away before she did. After more than three decades of service in the textile business, Ms. Claxton decided to call it quits and retire. She was one among the first people to sign up for membership at the Kite Church of God.
Ms. Claxton was a devout Christian who devoted herself to serving her local church in a variety of positions during the course of her life. Some of these roles included teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. Family was the most important thing in the world to the caring mother. Ms. Claxton exemplified the ideal of a genuine southern hostess in every way.
Her warm and inviting house, which was always spotless, served as a popular meeting place for members of her extended family, acquaintances, and even traveling clergy. Ms. Claxton, who had a clever sense of humor and loved to have a good time, would often provide her visitors with laughter and delicious cuisine. Ms. Claxton always made her guests feel welcome and treated them with the utmost respect.
Always efficient, she could prepare a feast for her visitors in a shorter amount of time than it would take the majority of people to choose a menu and have their culinary utensils ready. This remarkable woman was capable of cooking and baking almost anything she put her mind to. Ms. Claxton was most famous for the chocolate and caramel cakes, biscuits, Brunswick stew, and dumplings that she made.
When she learned which meal was a guest’s or client’s favorite, she made it a point to serve it to them whenever they dined with her in the future. The doting grandmother’s favorite pastime was going shopping for new outfits. She was unable to pass up a bargain price. Ms. Claxton also cherished the time she could spend in her backyard caring to the flowers there. Her preferred kind of flower was a rose.
Ms. Claxton was a skilled seamstress, and she often fixed her family’s clothes as well as stitched quilts for them. Ms. Claxton was known for being approachable and kind to everyone she came in contact with. This kind woman never hesitated to provide assistance to a fellow human being when she came across another person who was in need. She was a perfect example of the godly lady described in Proverbs 31.
Ms. Claxton will be remembered fondly by those lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet, get to know, and love her. She will be missed by many. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Claxton Meeks, who resides in Kite; her brother, Novis Lee, who resides in Wadley; her granddaughters, Olivia Stone (Eddie) of Brooklet and Samantha Sheffield (Patrick) of Kite; her great grandson, Zane Stone; and a number of nieces, nephews, and a large number of friends. Funeral Services will be place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at Kite Church of God with Reverend Randy Buxton presiding accompanied by Mr. Johnny Claxton.