Betty Florence Elias Tilley

Betty Florence Elias Tilley, 83, of Roanoke Rapids, died Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Betty was the daughter of the late Assad Joseph Elias and Betty Merritt Elias. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Buck Tilley, Jr., her daughter Rose Diane Tilley, and her grandson, Blake Dawes.

She was a member of Roanoke Rapids Lions Club and Victory Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir.

She is survived by her daughters, Delores T. Balsley and her husband, Sonny of Lyndhurst, VA, Teresa T. Warren and her husband, Randall of Roanoke Rapids, Janet T. Overton and her husband, Chuck of Roanoke Rapids; her sons, David Tilley and his wife, Sandy of North Wilkesboro, NC, and Sam Tilley of Roanoke Rapids; Grandchildren, Josh Tilley, Matthew Tilley, Jacob Overton, Danielle Overton, Ashley Balsley Rathburn and her husband, Ryan, and Jessica Warren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Mountford and her husband, Frankie of Weldon, and Doris Liles of Roanoke Rapids; 3 brothers, Arthur Elias and his wife, Charlene of Weldon, Grady Elias and his wife, Yvonne of Weldon, and Jody Elias of Virginia.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM until service time at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Magnolia Gardens for their loving care and companionship to Betty.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to be made to National Parkinsonís Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or The Alzheimerís Association of Eastern NC, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, The Cumberland Building, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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