Betty Jean Cook Padgett, 90, of Cleveland, N.C., passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

Born in Iredell County, she was the son of the late George Allen Cook and Vivian Christy Cook. Betty was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and worked as a seamstress in textiles.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Allen Cook and Larry Wayne Cook, and one sister, Linda Howard Woods.

Those left to cherish her memory are her nephew, Randy Howard and his wife Tammy; one great-niece, Christy Kress and her husband Kenny; and two great-great nieces, Bailey and Paisley.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

The funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Dermont Crabtree officiating. Entombment will be at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

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Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Padgett family.

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