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Bettie Hendricks Cone

March 31, 1938 – April 5, 2019

 

Bettie Hendricks Cone, age 81, passed away peacefully April 5, 2019. Born in Greensboro, NC in 1938, she spent her early years in Roanoke, VA, and the Mid West. A 1956 graduate from Greensboro Senior High School, she moved to Charlotte in 1965. She married Ceasar and raised their two children in Charlotte.


Bettie was a treasure. She was an enthusiastic painter, proprietor of Affordable Interiors and Design, and a wonderful loving mother of her two “perfect” children, Butch and Ashley. She was a doting and entertaining grandmother to her grandson Quinn. She was a perfect mother-in-law to Jennifer.
Bettie was known for her “subtle as a freight train” opinions and possessed no filter, which her friends found endearing. She wasn’t a touchy-feely person, but you knew if she yelled at you just how much she loved you. She really loved her husband.


Bettie was notorious for her driving style. Whether it was a tree or concrete bollard she hit it, but it was never her fault they were hit. She enjoyed making her famous cheesecake, especially for her favorite son’s birthday. You could always find her in her chair in the den watching HGTV or Lifetime. She never watched a Hallmark movie she didn’t enjoy.

She was a tough lady. In the past eight years, she had recovered from a broken knee cap, abdominal aortic aneurysm, broken shoulder, detached retina, broken arm, total shoulder replacement and just recently had a lumpectomy for breast cancer. She had a great group of friends. Her favorite pastimes were complaining, yelling at Ceasar, and giving unsolicited advice regarding anything from how to break down a box to what shirt to wear.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ceasar; by her son Butch and his wife Jennifer; her daughter Ashley and her son Quinn; her sister Janina Logan, nieces and nephews and grand dogs.

Friends are invited to a casual drop by at the home on Monday, the 8th of April 2019, between 2 PM and 4 PM. There will be a private burial at the White Oak Cemetery in Greensboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice.

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