Betty Ritter Garner, 80, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Autumn Care of Biscoe, surrounded by her family.

Funeral Service will be 4:00 PM Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, where she was a member, with Reverend Todd Moore and Reverend Kenneth McNeill officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Betty was a native of  Moore County and a graduate of Sandhill Community College, with an AAS Degree in Cosmetology. She owned and operated Betty’s Beauty Shop and was an Inspector for Ithaca Industries.  Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She cared for her home and family; cooking wonderful family meals. Betty loved the Lord and her church serving on many committees and singing  in the choir. She enjoyed music, especially Southern Gospel, quilting, reading, playing solitaire and other computer games. The annual family vacation trip to Topsail Island was a highlight to her year, she loved the family time and fishing on the pier.  She was always ready with a smile and a kind word for everyone. Betty was a daughter of the late Mattie Lee Ritter and was preceded in death by sister: Evon Ritter Thigpen; brothers: Leon Ritter, Edsel Ritter.

Betty is survived by husband of 64 years, Dougie; daughters: Patricia Mabe and husband Charles, Ellen Garner, Helen Maness and husband Ed; grandchildren: Travis Mabe and wife Alison, Tannah Moneymaker and husband Stuart; great grandchildren: Mattie, Tori, Armissa, Judson; many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends and the body will lie in state, from 6 to 8 PM, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at  the home. The family will also receive friends following the service at the church.

The Garner family would like to thank the staff at Autumn Care of Biscoe for their loving care of Betty for 6 years.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church,

Kitchen Remodeling Fund, P O Box 1695, Robbins, NC 27325 .

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garner Family.

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  1. We been praying for y’all we going to miss Betty she was a good aunt to me and l remember when she fix my hair for the prom we going to miss her but we see her one day we love you all

  2. Dougie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a very fine lady. We are so glad – we – got to know her at the family reunions. I know she will be missed. She was very friendly and was easy – to talk to. You are in our hearts and prayers. Jean

  3. Oh my sweet family. So sorry for your loss.-  Ms. Betty was such a special person.-  I know she is celebrating going home. Love and prayers to you all.

  4. Our sincere sympathy to Dougie and the family during their loss. While being with my mother across the hall from them at Autumn Care, I saw a family with much faith and much love for each other. That love and faith will get you through this difficult time

  5. Betty was a beautiful lady and friend….. Fly high angel, your suffering is over…. prayers for the family left behind…..

  6. A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent on April 26, 2019

    Prayers for Ms. Betty and her extraordinary family! You guys rocked!
    Love to all
    Karen Bird LPN

  7. Tricia and family,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with-  you during this difficult time.
    David and Linda Spivey

  8. Dear Patricia and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful mother.-  Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.-  I send my love!

  9. Dougie, Tricia, Helen, Ellen and families, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May you all find peace in knowing Betty is in her Heavenly Home in a brand new body, and one day you’ll all be together again. Love and prayers for you all

  10. Mr. Garner, Patricia, Ellen, Helen and family,- – 
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    –  –  –  – We were grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Garner. You are all to be commended for your commitment and care of her during the long period of sickness. We remember he

  11. Tricia and family
    I was sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.-  I know that she is in a better place and will be greatly missed.-  I will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers during this time.

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