- March 27, 2023
08/09/1929 – 08/18/2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Surrette. She died peacefully in her sleep, August 18th [at Halifax Health Hospice Care Center] and now joins her husband, Jack, in heaven.
Born in the small town of Ripley, West Virginia, Betty spent her early years in the mountaineer state. After graduating from Morris Harvey College, in 1952, she married the love of her life, Jack, and started her family. The Surrette’s moved to Florida in 1960 and raised their 2 children. Betty became a typing teacher at Seabreeze Jr. and taught business education at various Volusia County schools for the next three decades. She retired in 1991 to spend more time with her family and her grandchildren.
In addition to teaching and managing the Surrette household, Betty accompanied her husband to countless Seabreeze and Mainland High School sporting events and activities. She was a devout Christian and a loyal member of the Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church for many years, where she enjoyed bible study and singing in the sanctuary choir. But, most of all, she loved her family and her faithful companion – Benji.
Betty always had a big smile and an even bigger heart.
Betty always had a big smile and an even bigger heart. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and the many she touched throughout the years with her sweet personality.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack and is survived by her son – Jack Surrette Jr. (Beverly), and her daughter – Terri Surrette Perkins (Terence), her two grandchildren – Mandy and Bryan Perkins (Ashley), her niece – Greer Burlison (Frankie), her nephews – Greg Gregory (Tracy), Gary McGrew (Paula) and all their extended families.
A Memorial Service will be held for Betty on Saturday, September 3rd at Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach at 2:00. A reception will follow. Donations, in memory of Betty, can be made to the Jack Surrette Scholarship Fund at Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church.
Saturday, September 3, 2PM
Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church
1035 West Granada Blvd
Donations, in memory of Betty, can be made to the Jack Surrette Scholarship Fund at Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church.