Mrs. Betty Jo Billings, 81, formally of Surry County passed away peacefully at her home in Woodbridge, New Jersey on January 14, 2023. She was born January 9, 1942, to Zoyle Babe Wood and Elsie Delight Crabb Wood. Betty was so cherished and loved by everyone she knew. A truly devoted mother she spent all her life taking care of her children, family and others. \n\nShe is preceded in death by her husband; son, Timothy Lee Swisher; brothers, Clayton Wood and Sherrill Lee Wood; and three infant brothers. Sisters Mae Wood Bumgarner, Bertha Wood Anderson, Judy Wood Bauguess, Virginia Wood; grandson Joshua Daniel Tharpe. \n\nShe is survived by, daughters Billie Jo Swisher of Woodbridge NJ, Janie Lucille Swisher Tharpe of Thurmond, NC, Wanda Ann Swisher Matthews of Miller Creek, NC; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. One brother Melvin Wood and wife Gaynell Howard of Roaring River, Two sisters Kathy Wood and Frances Church both of North Wilkesboro. \n \nFamily would like to thank Patricia Chatman for the love and care that she gave to our mother while her time on this earth. We all grew to love her. \n\nShe will be cremated and be taken back to NC for burial at later date.