Elizabeth Martin Lackey
1936 - 2021
Cumby Family Funeral Service
1015 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC
Lackey, Elizabeth Martin

March 28, 1936 - October 4, 2021

Elizabeth Martin Lackey (Betty) (affectionately known as "B" to the grands) passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021.

She was born on March 28, 1936 in Greensboro, the daughter of Henrietta Edgerton and Richard Lewis Martin. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Strupe Lackey, and sister, Sally Martin Lee.

She was a graduate of Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (UNCG). On November 23, 1957, Betty married Warren Strupe Lackey, whom she met while he was attending Guilford College. After spending brief time in Greensboro and Asheville, they settled in High Point in 1958.

Betty worked as an administrative assistant with Wachovia and later with an independent insurance agency before working as a 4-year old kindergarten teacher at Wesley Memorial for several years. She then partnered with Strupe in running and managing Lackey & Associates, from which she retired in 2006.

Betty joined Wesley Memorial UMC in 1958 and had been an active member since, serving in the Women's Society and on the Bereavement Committee. Betty and Strupe taught Sunday School in pre-kindergarten for several years. Most importantly, Betty loved her connections and fellowship with the members and staff at Wesley Memorial.

Memories of the neighborhood gatherings on Edgedale Drive, her pets, time at their home in Cherry Grove Beach, and especially her time supporting and being present at her grandchildren's activities and sporting events were cherished by her.

She is survived by a son, Warren Lackey (Joni); a daughter, Susan Sullivan (Mark); five grandchildren, Ren Lackey (Katie), Ross Lackey (Tiffany), Grace Lackey, Katherine Wood (Paul), and John Sullivan; six great-grandchildren, Peyton Lee Lackey, Morgan Elizabeth Lackey, Allie Kay Wood, Florence Elizabeth Lackey, Mary Foster Lackey, and Noland Wayne Lackey; two special nieces, Kelly Garrison and Shannon Keys; and brother-in-law, Bill Lackey.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at the Wesley Memorial Chapel.

The family expresses gratitude and praise for the wonderful care and love provided by the entire staff of Pennybyrn at Maryfield during her residency there.

The family requests memorials be made to Wesley Memorial School, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or Maryfield Resident Care, 109 Penny Road, High Point, NC 27262.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.cumbyfuneral.com.

Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

Cumby Family Funeral Service

1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262
Published by Greensboro News & Record on Oct. 5, 2021.
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