Billie Wood Sawyer, 84, of Erwin died Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, 2018, at Transitions HospiceCare in Raleigh. Mrs. Sawyer was born Oct. 24, 1933, in Harnett County, daughter of the late Mack L. and Lura Johnson Wood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, H.A. Sawyer; sisters, Hortense Parker and husband Hugh, Weece Duffy and husband Leroy; brothers, Gene Wood and wife Doris, Mack Wood and wife Ellie; and brother-in-law, T.H. McLeod.
Mrs. Sawyer was retired from Campbell University where she had worked for 37 years. She was a longtime member of Prospect FWB Church.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect FWB Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her sons, Ty Sawyer and wife Donna of Dunn and Jeff Sawyer of Kirkland, Wash.; daughters, Deborah Cook and husband Charles of Conover, Katherine Bryant and husband Chuck of Cary, Lisa Hierman and husband Todd of Cary; sister, Janice McLeod of Buies Creek; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are welcome, however, memorials may be made to Transitions HospiceCare, 200 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Billie Wood Sawyer