Betty Jean Lockwood

Holt, Michigan

Born July 24, 1936, in Reeder Township, Michigan, daughter of the late William and Inez (Jansen) Fillwock, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the age of 87.

Surviving are her 2 children, Marcia (Ronald) Luke and Thomas (Mun Suk) Lockwood; 5 grandchildren, Erin, Scott, Janell, Kevin, and Michael; 3 great-grandchildren, Carter, Brady, and Josie; sister, Pat Fillwock along with her special friend, Jerry Balzer.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin “Mel” Lockwood, and 4 brothers, William, Louis, Duane, and Joseph Fillwock.

Betty received her bachelor’s degree from Sparrow’s School of Nursing and first worked for an eye doctor.  She then went to work as an R.N. at Lansing General and retired from Ingham Medical where she worked as an R.N. in their surgery department.

Betty was a longtime member of Holt United Methodist Church, was active at the Sam Corey Senior Center in Holt, enjoyed doing puzzles and playing cards with Jerry, loved flowers, but first and foremost to Betty was her family.  She cherished every moment she got to spend with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2024, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar St. in Holt.  There will be a graveside service at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at East Lawn Memory Gardens, 2400 Bennett Rd. in Okemos.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Betty, to McLaren Hospice.



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July 9, 2024 at 8:49 pm

Rest in peace, Betty. You will join the rest of the “Euchre Girls” and play cards to your hearts content. God Bless You.

Mike Bortz
July 12, 2024 at 12:14 pm

Marcia & Tom . . .
I certainly remember both your Mom & Dad very well from back in the Gardner days. They shared many fun times & good laughs w/ my parents & other band friends. I’m sorry to read of your Mom’s passing – she really was a fun person to be around – always upbeat & cheery.

Mike & Terri Bortz
(my wife Terri played clarinet @ Gard – that’s how we met – she grad Ever in ’76)


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