Betty Lou Jenkins Stirewalt, 83, of Kannapolis passed away at her home on Saturday, September 4, 2021 after a period of declining health.
Funeral services will be held at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 7, with her grandson, Matthew Stirewalt officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum. Her family will receive friends at Whitley’s Funeral Home from 1 to 2:00 PM Tuesday before the funeral.
Betty was born October 26, 1938 in Chesterfield Co. SC, the eldest daughter and one of eleven children born to the late Repsy and Sally Watkins Jenkins. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Stirewalt, Sr., a son Harold Stirewalt, a daughter Wanda Stirewalt and 5 Siblings.
Betty was a longtime member and piano player for Independent Square Baptist Church. She loved music; singing and playing the piano to the Lord brought her joy. She retired after 35 years of service to Pillowtex (Cannon Mills) as a weaver instructor. Betty enjoyed growing her garden and canning the fruits of her labor. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her sons, Guy “Mike” Stirewalt, Jr. of Kannapolis and David Leroy Stirewalt (Maricon) of Spartanburg SC, her daughter, Angela Measimer (Scott) of Kannapolis, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 5 siblings; Eula Steen, Shirley Clark, Randy Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins and Linda Owens, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and memorial donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus Co. 5003 Hospice Ln. Kannapolis, NC 28081
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