Betty Ritter Seawell, 84, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Peak Resources Pinelake, Carthage, NC.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Putnam Friends Church with the Reverend Robert Kidd and Reverend Billy Joe Brady officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 PM and at other times at the home of her son, Jerrell.

Betty was a native of Moore County. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Betty worked in the textile industry at Collins and Aikman for over 40 years. She loved the Lord and her church family at Putnam Friends. She loved caring for her home and family, especially the grandchildren. Betty was a hard worker, who put others needs before her own. She was a good cook and enjoyed time in the garden, canning and making jams and jellies.  Good times and conversations were shared at her table over the many meals she prepared for family and friends. She was a person that never met a stranger and accepted everyone as a member of her family. She shared the love of Jesus just the way He taught. She was a daughter of the late Parker and Angie Maness Ritter and was preceded in death by husband Billy John Seawell; son: Anthony Seawell; brothers: Tracy, Lacy, Willard and Johnny Ray Ritter. Betty was also preceded in death by her companion, of almost 19 years, Ringo, her dog.

Betty is survived by son: Jerrell and wife Hollie;  grandchildren: Kenny, Tyler, Kasey, Jessica, Emily, Mackenzie, Caroline;  2 great grandchildren: brother: Billy Ritter; many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Brandy Hollar for the love and care she provided to Betty.

Memorials may be made to: St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Seawell Family.

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  1. Jerrell and family, We were grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Seawell. She was a kind,caring person. She was a good friend and always had a praise or encouragement when she and I met at school or other places. I loved her and her broad smile-  and ple

  2. Jerrell and family, we are praying for comfort during this time.-  May God wrap his arms around the whole family and provide the love needed at a time like this. She is now present with the Lord and watching over her ‘newest’ grandbaby. Let us know if you

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