Bettie Kenyon Graham
September 18, 1923 – July 22, 2020
Bettie Kenyon Graham died on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband Hartwell Lamar Graham, Jr., and her grandson John Thomas Morrison.
Bettie was born in Charlotte, graduated from Central High School in 1941, graduated from Queens College in 1945 and went to work for Eastern Airlines at the downtown ticket office. Bettie and Hartwell married on May 20, 1950 and lived in Charlotte until moving to Raleigh’s Springmoor Retirement Community June 2006 to be near their daughters and their families. She and Hartwell were married 63 years before his death in 2014. Bettie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother as well as a friend to many. Bettie is survived by her two daughters, Betsy Morrison (husband, Tom Morrison) and Helen Roberts (husband, Bo Roberts); four grandchildren, Anna Morrison, Graham Roberts (wife, Rachel Roberts), Hart Roberts (wife, Jenny Roberts), and Lucy Joyce (husband, Jeff Joyce); and three great grandchildren, Beau Roberts, Reagan Roberts and Hudson Roberts.
Bettie will be missed by the many dear friends she made in her 14 years as a part of the Springmoor community. She was a determined, independent, smart woman who loved a good book, the daily crossword puzzle and ACC sports. Special thanks go to the loving care providers who were with Bettie during the last two weeks of her life.
A private family service will be held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tammy Lynn Center, 739 Chappell Dr. Raleigh, NC 27606; nctlc.org
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.
- Tammy Lynn Center
A private family service will be held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church at a later date.
Bettie Kenyon Graham
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July 25, 2020
Mrs. Graham was a neighbor of mine in Charlotte while I was growing up. She was a great second mom to many neighborhood children. She showed love and support to my Mom and me after my Dad passed away suddenly. I was thrilled to have her and Mr. Graham move to Raleigh and closer to me!
Mrs. Graham loved the Christmas fudge and visits where we just sat and talked about times that we had spent together and with our families. I will miss her cheerful voice and sharp mind! She loved her family so much and also her independence that she was able to have a Springmoor. Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to all of Mrs. Graham’s precious family.
July 23, 2020
Dear Helen and Betsy,
I am so saddened to see the death of your sweet Mother. She was so kind to me from the time I met her at the grill, to when my Mother (Jean Finch) and she were roommates in the Health Center, to when I dog sat for your sweet dog, Helen, and she would ask me how it went, to when we would see her pass going to the mailbox when Mother and I were eating in the grill. Always such a gentle and caring lady whom I adored.
I am not sure if you realize that my Mother passed a few weeks ago. We had a small service for her this week and carried her ashes to her homeplace. Now our sweet Mothers can reunite in heaven and have a good time, with new bodies that can talk, walk, hear and see perfectly again. What a blessing!