Bettie Cozart

Betty Cozart

June 5, 1961 - July 16, 2020
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On Thursday July 16, 2020, our beloved "Betty Sue Cozart" quietly slipped into eternal rest.

"Betty" was the daughter of the late Lillie O. Curtis and George Cozart Sr. She was born June 5, 1961 in Granville County. Betty dedicated her life to Christ at an early age.

Betty was educated in Granville County School System and Graduated from South Granville High School then moving to Durham.

Later on joining Cox Memorial Freewill Baptist Church where she served in the choir.

She worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken for many years where she grew fond of cooking. She adored her friends and cherished her family. Whatever room she entered her presence filled it with a personality larger than life. She was a true Duke Blue Devils fan.

Her mother, Lillie O. Curtis; father, George Cozart Sr.; two sisters, Beulah Cozart and Ola Mae Williams Matthews and three brothers, Ben Cozart Sr., George Cozart Jr., and Elton Lee Cozart all preceded Betty in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory a; "Precious "and "Dear" daughter, Brittany Richardson; son, Bentrail Richardson; granddaughter, Ashtynn Marie Richardson; lifelong companion, Johnnie Coley all of Durham, NC ; two brothers, Walter Cozart (Corrinda) of Sanford, N.C and John Willis (Kimberly) of Butner, N.C.; devoted nieces, Sharita and Bonita Richardson of Durham, NC; aunt, Essie Mae Sturdivant, of South Hill VA; great aunt; Mattie Thorpe of Durham, NC; brother-in-law, Jerry Matthews; sister-in-law, Emma Cozart and a host of nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday July 23, 2020 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please remember to practice the guidelines of social distancing. Only ten people will be allowed into the funeral home at time. Mask are required by an executive order of the Governor of North Carolina. Please remember to sanitize your hands upon entrance and exit of the funeral home. We appreciate all of your patience as we work through this together.
  • Graveside Service

    Friday July 24, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am
    Union AME Zion Church; Wilton NC
    NC 96
    Wilton, NC
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Sending my deepest condolences and love to the family. Brittany and Ben I love you and I pray you get through this rough time.
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