ELLERBE - Betty Lou Mabe, 74, of Ellerbe, after a courageous battle with cancer, and with family surrounding her, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at her home.
Betty was born September 16, 1938 in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Lemmie Watson and Lucy Jane Stevens Mabe. She was a graduate of Ellerbe High School and had retired from Commonwealth Hosiery Mill and Therafirm. She was a member of Ellerbe First Presbyterian Church, PCA. Betty Boo, as she was called by the nieces and nephews she considered her children, loved her family and friends. She was a loving and caring woman, who loved planning family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lillie Reynolds, her brothers, Ray Mabe, Richard Mabe and Guy Mabe and her nephew, Butch Reynolds.
Surviving are her brothers, Robert Mabe of Ellerbe, Kent Mabe and wife Kay of Ellerbe, Carl Mabe and wife Brenda of Rockingham, and nieces and nephews, Bonnie Zelasko, Bennie Mabe, Roger Mabe, Darlene Vermeire, Karen Gebbia, Jeff Mabe, Daphne Fields, Janice Dye, Janet Howard, Kim Dowless, Ricky Reynolds, Mary Shankle, Dennis Reynolds, Lisa Dawkins, Lorie Tatum, Jill Ward, Kelly Kirk, Keith Mabe, Tammy Lambert, Kevin Mabe and Scotty Mabe. Also surviving are numerous great nieces and nephews and a special friend Mamie Greer. She will be missed by all family and friends.
A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Ellerbe First Presbyterian Church, PCA with Rev. Stan Layton and Rev. James Watson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will see friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall of Ellerbe First Presbyterian Church and at other times at the home on Page St.
Memorials may be made to Ellerbe First Presbyterian Church, PCA, P.O.Box 116, Ellerbe, NC 28338 or to Scotland County Hospice, P.O.Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
Condolences may be made online at www.carterfuneral.net.
Carter Funeral Home of Ellerbe is assisting the Mabe Family.