Betty Austin Threatt

March 12, 1935January 15, 2021

Betty Austin Threatt, 85, of Charlotte died peacefully on January 15, 2021 at home. Born March 12, 1935, in Union County, NC she was the daughter of the late William Marvin Austin and Grace Penegar Austin. She was a graduate of Central High School. She was employed with the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system, the S&W, and Barclay’s as a cafeteria worker where she was loved by many. Mrs. Threatt was a member of King’s Cross ARP Church (formerly Craig Ave. Tabernacle ARP Church).

Mrs. Threatt had a special spot in her heart for all of her nieces and nephews, particularly Andy Rowe and his daughters Georgia Grace and Cora Christine.

Mrs. Threatt enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing and road trips with her husband and best friend Bobby Threatt. Betty was a very caring and compassionate person and made friends wherever she went. She particularly had a passion for flowers, all things Elvis, sparkly jewelry, Coca Cola, cheeseburgers, angels, and butterflies.

The graveside service to celebrate the life of Betty Threatt will be held on Monday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Sharon Memorial Park with the Rev. Howard Penegar, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends after the graveside service.

Survivors include her sister Peggy Rowe, brother-in-law John Rowe, nephew Andy Rowe (wife Claire, and daughters Georgia Grace and Cora Christine) and Aunt Lula Mae Austin.

Mrs. Threatt was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, mother Grace P. Austin and father William Marvin Austin.

Memorials should be made to Hospice of Charlotte and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 470408, Charlotte, NC 28247.


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021


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Abigail Collins

March 14, 2021

It was my pleasure caring for Ms. Betty and being acquainted with the Rowe family. They are a beautiful family. Betty was always the life of the room talking, laughing, joking, dancing etc. Just loved to have fun. I enjoyed our walks as she always made me smile.😊 A sweet sweet pretty girl.💕Until we meet again dear friend.
To the Rowe family, may God bless and keep you, may His face shine upon you and give you peace.
Abigail Collins

Therese Mukamusoni

February 4, 2021

Betty,first I miss you very much. Your love, your smile, you were always a happy lady. You were an example to me, of your spirit. You are my soul sister. I will remember you always, in my heart I know your in a better place. God has you are in his hands. Love Therese.

Darlene Conder

February 1, 2021

I was her caregiver, and Betty was a sweet caring lady, I made her laugh, one day...Somebody was talking about signs✝️☮️🛑 I started singing... the sign said ... long haired creepy people need not apply, I slipped my hair up under my hat... went in to ask him why...Betty started laughing 😂, so hard I thought we were going to fall, outta our chairs !awe laughed a lot...I miss her..❤️😇

Helene Warmack

January 25, 2021

It was my pleasure caring for you.
You made it easy. Even though I haven’t known you long you will be missed. That bright cheerful smile you always had on your face made me smile.
You are in the hands of a just God.

Barbara Davis

January 24, 2021

On behalf of my family, I would like to say to Ms. Peggy and family we are sorry for your loss. Betty was beautiful, always with a smile. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

Laurie McCoy

January 21, 2021

Dear Rowe Family,

Jeff and I are thinking of you and praying for you as you mourn the loss of dear Betty. When I remember Betty, I always see her sweet smile. She was a gentle and kind soul of which our world needs more.

"When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory."

Jeff & Laurie McCoy

Sonia Camack

January 17, 2021

My.Betty was a fun Loving person.She was a sweet happy spirit Live to sit outside in the sun.It was a pleasure to meet Betty and work with her.

Jeff Breisacher

January 17, 2021

Betty and I bonded over our love of mustard on a sausage biscuit! A woman after my own heart. Condolences Mae Austin and the Rowe family.

Dick Shaw

January 17, 2021

Dear Peggy, John, Andy & family,

You are in my prayers for the Lord's gracious care, comfort and peace in the home-going of Betty. She was a gracious and caring person, and a faithful worshipper of the Lord.

May the peace of God , which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Janet Dawson

January 17, 2021

Remembering the times I talked and laughed with you, and friends Grace, Peggy, and Mae....