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Betty  Wray

Betty Sue Wray (Neese)

Monday, March 18th, 1935 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Betty Sue Neese Wray of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday June 8, 2020 at the age of 85.
She was born on March 18, 1935, in Greensboro, NC, to the late William Thomas and Flossie Belle Neese.

Betty was a retired Registered Nurse. She enjoyed studying her Bible and sharing her faith in God, cross stitch, sewing, reading, and gardening. She was a devoted wife of 57 years and mother of three. While working on her RN degree at High Point Memorial Hospital in High Point, NC she met her husband David. She served as a RN at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in North Carolina for 11 years, Florida Bureau of Alcoholic Rehabilitation in Avon Park, FL for 3 years, and retired from American Red Cross in Atlanta, GA after 17 years of service.

After she retired, Betty continued volunteering medical help to others, like assisting in the rehabilitation of a Dekalb Fireman who was injured while battling a house fire. She received the 2000 honorary award from Build a Better Georgia.

In heaven, she will be joining her husband David Lee and daughter Denita Lynne. Surviving are her daughters, Terrie Wray, Weatherford, TX and Carol Wray, Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Joseph DeLaney, Heather Gardner, Ian Bennett and Rachel Bennett, Crystal Macallister; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 13 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home, 334 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA.

Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 14 at 3 o’clock at North Atlanta Memorial Park. Per the cemetery's regulation, everyone is to wear a mask.

In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the non-profit United Service Animal Registry for veteran’s and other disabled persons needing animals for assistance. The website is www.USARLife.org. Please select “Donate Now”.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com under Betty Sue Neese Wray.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Bearden Funeral Home
    Address
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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  • Service

    Sunday, June 14th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 14th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    North Atlanta Memorial Park
    Address
    5188 Winters Chapel Rd.
    Doraville, GA 30360
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  • Interment

    Location
    North Atlanta Memorial Park
    Address
    5188 Winters Chapel Rd.
    Doraville, GA 30360
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Connie Wooten

Posted at 07:34am
Aunt Sue will be missed so much!! I loved hearing the stories she had to tell of my cousins and their families, her friends, and her love of nursing. But most of all I will miss her talks of God and the Bible. She loved the Lord and let people know it. She never looked down on anyone no matter what kind of person they were or how they lived their life, good or bad. After EVERY phone conversation we had she would ALWAYS say a prayer. Though I have cried every day, I know she is in heaven celebrating and still praying for everyone left behind!! By the way Aunt Sue, you tell Uncle David that we did look to see if he was holding his recipe in his casket and it was a good joke he pulled on us. May you Rest In Peace, I love you and will miss you!

Connie

Blaine VanStone Mendres

Posted at 09:33pm
I Love you, Betty Wray , No one comes close! I NEVER HEARD HER EVER SAY A BAD WORD ABOUT ANYONE!
BETTY ,the Lord really needed a Exta Special Angel, That why he choose you! Tylrr & I will miss you. Carol will always be apart of us, even if we don't talk everyday . We always pick up where we left off. I am Thankful for having Carol in our Life! I will always remember your kindness, Love & Grace. Peace be yours. I hope your dancing! Forever you will dwell in the house of the Lord. I know that the Lord, our Father, has a extra special place for you. Till we meet again. I will miss you in my Earthly bounds.
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Pam

Posted at 08:38pm
Condolences to all the Wray family. I worked with Betty a lot at Brookhaven Baptist Church and remember many vacation Bible school times with her. She was always so sweet and a pleasure to be around. Always smiling. I know she loved the Lord and is with Him in heaven now. Prayers to all.
Pam and Rick Polhemus
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Susan Bentley

Posted at 05:51pm
Ms Betty was a sweet lady. Love talking to her. Went to home in Dawsonville to visit. Meet her at our church First Baptist Church in Dawsonville. I have move to Canton, GA about 2 yrs ago missed talking with her. She would tell me about her sweet family, who she loved so much. God Bless. On to Glory for her. Susan Bentley.

Lydia Stolper

Posted at 05:14pm
I have so many memories of times spent with Granny. Her smile, her laugh, her hugs. She truly had the best laugh. The kind that came from the heart and was full of absolute joy and love. She was a nurse for many years and was the person my mom called most often for years when I was sick. I climbed the dogwood trees in her front yard for hours.

Granny and PawPaw opened their hearts to everyone and always made sure you knew you were loved.

The last time I saw her was my bridal shower in Atlanta. Still smiling and laughing. She had hearing aids that had a variety of controls she was very impressed with. She hugged me and loved me in only the way she could.

Granny and PawPaw created a safe haven for all who came in their home. I can still close my eyes and smell her kitchen. She is now blessed in her forever home, and her memory will continue in the hearts of all who loved her.

I'm thankful for all she was, and all she taught me to be.
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