Betty Clodfelter Black
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MATTHEWS - Betty Clodfelter Black, 75, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011, at home surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with ALS.
Betty was born in Landis in Rowan County on July 19, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Oris Lee Clodfelter and Nellie Overcash Clodfelter.
Betty met the love of her life, Jim Black, while attending Lenoir-Rhyne College, and they married in 1956. Together they had two beautiful children; Deborah and Jon. Betty had a passion for working in her yard and spending time with her family and friends at her home on Lake Norman. She loved the beach, especially annual summer trips to Litchfield Beach with her grandchildren.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she cherished her time with her grandchildren.
Her friends were very important to her, and she honored many of them with her Easter and Christmas neighborhood luncheons, which was a tradition she treasured. She touched many hearts with her generosity to families with needs.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. James Black; daughter Dr. Deborah Black-Carpenter and her husband, Dr. Matthew Carpenter and son Jon Black; grandchildren Nicole and Brennan Carpenter; sister Nita Hall; and brother Norman Clodfelter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ellen Clodfelter.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care - Charlotte Region for the kind and compassionate care during Betty's illness.
Service and Visitation: A memorial service in celebration of Betty's life will be held Saturday, March 19 at 3 p.m. at Matthews United Metho-dist Church with Rev. Dawn Hand presiding. The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the Narthex.
Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care - Charlotte Region, 1470 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204.
The Black family is in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104.
Published in Salisbury Post on Mar. 17, 2011