Mrs. Mary Jo Austin Setzer, age 80, of Hudson, passed away Monday morning, September 28, 2020 at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care. Born February 3, 1940 in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Bonnie Lee Hall Austin. She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church. Mary Jo was a retired educator, having worked for the Caldwell County Board of Education for 38 years. She began her career at the Patterson School for Boys, followed by Lenoir High School, Hudson High School and finished her career at Hudson Middle School.
She is survived by a daughter, Jill Setzer of Lenoir, three brothers, Jerry Austin & wife Geneva of Granite Quarry, Steve Austin & wife Reba of Lenoir and Don Austin & wife Happy of Hudson, one sister-in-law, Carolyn Austin of Boone and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Max Hubert Setzer, one brother, Johnnie Austin, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy B. Austin.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic funeral services for Mary Jo will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the Setzer family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Setzer family.