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Betty Jean Lynch

February 21, 1944 - March 30, 2018

Betty Jean Lynch, of Knotts Island, entered Eternal Life on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the age of 74 years, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 21, 1944 to William Zambella and Martha Elizabeth Sykes Zambella. She held various jobs over the years, but her biggest and greatest accomplishment homemaker, being a loving wife to her husband of sixty years, Hoyle Lynch, and beloved mother to her four children.


Betty was a very caring person for her family, but also was a very giving and generous person. She frequently and vastly contributed to many area churches and charities.


Betty was preceded in death by her sons Roger Wayne and Richard Lee; brother Bill; sister Doris; and brother Wayne.


Left to cherish her memory are her husband Hoyle Lynch; son Mike Lynch and his wife Pamela; daughter Sheila Shiflett and her husband Jeff; grandchildren Rhonda, Stephanie, Michael, Deanna, Tabitha, and Sarai; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Brianna, and Jayden; and sister Nancy Marks. Further survived by other relatives and friends.


A graveside service honoring her memory will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Moyock Memorial Cemetery (231 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, NC) at 2:00 PM (please meet us at the cemetery). The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


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Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Moyock Memorial Cemetery

240 Caratoke Hwy.
Moyock, NC 27958

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