Betty Linker Plott Jewell, age 74, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Carolinas Health Care System-Northeast.
A celebration of Betty’s life will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at her church, Evangel Worship Center, 484 Cabarrus Ave. West in Concord, with the Rev. Thant McManus officiating. The family will receive friends there following the service. At other times the family will be gathered at the home.
A Cabarrus County native, Betty was born August 5, 1941 to Glenn C. Plott and Lucy Mae Linker Plott. Her parents and a sister, Nancy Plott Campbell, predeceased her. She was a 1959 graduate of Concord High School and attended Carolina Business College. She was a rental car agent with Hilbish Ford for seven years.
Betty’s greatest joys in life were serving the Lord and making life better for others. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who affectionately called her “Nana”.
During her life, Betty loved to serve and volunteer. She was involved in many activities and organizations over the years. She volunteered for 30 years with the Cabarrus Women’s Clinic (formerly Crisis Pregnancy Center). She served as secretary and as co-chair with the Cabarrus County Republican Party and also volunteered with Meals on Wheels. For many years she taught Sunday school and was very active with her church and served as a Girl Scout leader for many years with Cold Springs United Methodist Church. She also served as a missionary with Faithworks Ministries and traveled with them once a year to work with orphanages for special needs children and to spread the gospel.
Betty is survived by her husband of 55 years, James “Jim” Jewell of the home; a daughter, Keely Jewell Hunt of Kannapolis; two sons, Ken Jewell and wife Jennifer, and Kevin Jewell and wife Tina of Concord; eight grandchildren; Graham, Olivia, Philip, and Sara Beth Jewell, Ashley Short, Jessica Clark, and Lacie and Greyson Hunt; four great-grandchildren; Gage and Max Rickard, and Eli and Ezra Clark; a brother, Glenn “Sunny” Plott of Raleigh and a sister, Ira Jane Ray of Concord.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Betty’s name to the Cabarrus Women’s Center, 163 Winecoff Ave., Concord, NC, 28025 or to the Gideon’s International.