Betty Laird Costanzo

Betty Laird Costanzo, 85, of Simpsonville, widow of Francis Xavier Costanzo, went home for Christmas on December 21, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Charles Nathanial Laird and the late Nina Leila Bircheat.

She is survived by her only child, Karen Lyons and her husband Tracy of Simpsonville; three granddaughters, Kacy Hatmaker and her husband Jeff, Kaitlyn Bouchillon and her husband Aaron, and Keely Lyons; one great-grandchild, Tristan Kimbrell; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Maxwell and Rachel Shealy; and three brothers, Charles Orville Laird, Burel Laird, and Leathel Laird.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. The family will have a drop-in celebrating her birthday and life on January 17, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800. It was a long time practice for Betty to make a donation to The Gideons in memory of her friends and family.

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