McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Bette D Davis

July 17, 1937November 22, 2019

Bette Sue Davis Davis, age 82, of Monroe NC died peacefully on November 22, 2019 at Hospice of Union County.

Bette Sue was born in Monroe on July 17, 1937 and was the daughter of the late George Wesley and Dorcas Williamson Davis. She graduated from Monroe High School and from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She was an elementary teacher in Winston Salem NC and in Charlotte NC, owner of Davis Gallery and Gifts, and a real estate agent. She was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher and on various committees. She served on the Monroe City School Board for 8 1/2 years, the Downtown Monroe Board of Directors and the Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William Edward (Bill) Davis, children Elizabeth (Betsy) Davis Wisniewski (husband Clay) of Goldsboro NC, Deborah Davis Steele of Charlotte NC, and William Wesley (Wes) Davis (wife Kirsten) of Winston-Salem NC and grandchildren Anna Kathleen Wisniewski, Jonathan (Jack) William Wisniewski, Margaret (Maggie) Jane Davis, Davis Kate Steele and Georgia Anne Davis. Also surviving her are her brother, Thomas Wesley Davis (wife Jean) of Charlotte NC, and nieces Katherine Davis Honeycutt of Charlotte NC and Elizabeth Davis DeMeyere of San Antonio TX. Additional survivors include numerous cousins and special friends.

Her memorial service will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 801 South Hayne Street, Monroe at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 25, 2019 with visitation prior to the service in Central Hall from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM. Memorials may be given to Central United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Union County, 700 W Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe NC 28110. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family.


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 25, 2019


Bette D Davis

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Delia McCloskey

November 25, 2019

Tom, Jean & family, so sorry to learn this. Just know that you are all in our hearts and prayers. Love to the family.
Delia & Bordie

Larry Vickery

November 24, 2019

Bill,Betsy,Deb & Wes,

Much love and sincere condolences to you and all the family. Bette Sue was a true friend and one of the most decent people I have ever known. Her family was treasured by her and she will live on in each of you.

May God grant you peace in your sorrow.

Larry Vickery

Leslee Wray

November 24, 2019

I loved Bette and enjoyed every opportunity for conversation and time shared in her company. She was the epitome of grace, hospitality and kindness and shared her gifts of friendship generously my way. Please know I'm thinking of all of you as you remember and continually give God thanks for Bette's life. I'm so thankful I was blessed to be touched by her life.

Linda Knight Franks

November 23, 2019

Dear Bill Ed and family I am very sorry to hear about your great loss. Lean on your faith during this difficult time.