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McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Bettye Miller Reep

August 6, 1921October 2, 2019

Bettye M. Reep passed away on October 2, 2019 at the age of 98.

She was born on August 6, 1921 in Chattanooga, TN, the fifth of six girls born to Gertrude Sertel and David Granville Miller. She is survived by her son, James, Jr., grandson, Travis Reep, and great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Reep and Coleman Reep.

She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, James L Reep, Sr, and their daughter Lynda Sue Reep.

She is also preceded in death by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy(George) Patton, Martha(Everett) Sudderth, Juanita(Burdett) Shope, Joanne(James) Vaughn and Nelda(James) Jarvis.

Bettye attended City High School in Chattanooga, TN and the University of Tennessee where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. During WWII Bettye enlisted in the Waves, the female branch of the US Navy, and was trained as an aviation mechanic. In the early fifties she moved to Greensboro, NC and began working as a reservationist for Eastern Airlines. She continued working for Eastern when she moved in 1956 to Charlotte, NC where she met her husband. Bettye retired from Eastern Airlines on October 1, 1983. During her entire adult life, Bettye thoroughly enjoyed preparing gourmet dishes and hosting dinner parties for family and friends. She was a talented seamstress, and as a young person was an enthusiastic amateur videographer with hidden artistic talents. Bettye was blessed with a large extended family who dearly loved her and her unassuming, gentle manner.

On September 6, 1970 Bettye and her husband joined Steele Creek Presbyterian Church where she will be buried in the church cemetery beside her husband and daughter.

Visitation will be held October 19 beginning at 11am followed by a service at 1pm in the McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209.

Donations in her honor may be made to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, 4530 Park Road, Suite 230, Charlotte, NC 28209 .

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.

Services

19 October

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

19 October

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

McEwen Funeral Service-Pineville Chapel

10500 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

19 October

Graveside Service

2:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Steel Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery

7001 Steel Creek Presbyterian Church Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28217

Memories

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Gregory Vaughn

October 9, 2019

I have many memories of Bettye Sue and her sweet kindness and generosity. I stayed in her home for several days when I was in Charlotte for a seminar. She cooked the best home meals, and one day she took me to Grandfathers Mountain. She had a powerful car that made it up that steep terrain. It was such a beautiful view up there it was one of the few times that I saw her nearly speechless. I loved her blunt comments about different subjects. She had a wonderful story telling ability, and she always new exactly who I was when I called to talk to her - even though she was getting up in years. Her personality was beyond the power of the English language. Cidni and I Greg loved her so Greg and Cidni Vaughn

Linda Cox

October 9, 2019

Loved Bettye & Jim. Enjoyed visiting & sharing their pool. At night we had to “shoo” away diving bats while swimming in the pool! Ha
Bettye was such a sweet person & Jim always wanted to know what kind of car each person drove
. Sorry I lost contact with them. We met at EAL.

Paul Vaughn

October 5, 2019

Bettye was a wonderful aunt. I will always remember her as a very classy,loving person with a zest for life. Her passing marks the end of an era with the last of the Miller sisters passing away . Rest in peace loving Aunt. You are loved beyond compare and so many will never forget you. RIP

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