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Betty Sue (Funderburk) Melton

February 25, 1940 ~ June 26, 2018 (age 78)

Mrs. Betty Sue Melton, age 78, of Monroe, NC passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at McWhorter Hospice House.

A Homegoing Celebration for Betty will be held 2:45 PM Friday, June 29, 2018, at Mountain Springs Baptist Church, 2509 Mountain Springs Church Road, Monroe, NC 28112, officiated by Rev. Phil McLean and Pastor Jeremy Johnson. Interment will follow in the Griffin Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends between 1:30-2:30 PM at Mountain Springs Baptist Church, prior to the service.

Betty was born February 25, 1940 in Union County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Carl Funderburk and Kathleen Williams Funderburk. Throughout her life she was continually dedicated to the lives of children. Providing foster care to over 70 children in Union County, she and her husband were the first couple in the county to foster a newborn child born at Monroe Hospital. Even in her free time, her enjoyment of crocheting led her to focus her efforts and energy to create baby blankets for the infants at her church, and eventually provided baby bonnets to the newborn at CMC-Union. Betty is fondly remembered by her family for her passion and dedication to improving the lives of those around her.

Survivors include her son David and wife Michelle of Pageland, SC, a son, Tim Melton of Myrtle Beach, SC, a sister,  Bobbie Jean Lee of Monroe, NC, three grandchildren; Monica Melton of Pageland, SC, Kathleen Melton of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Crystal Garmos of San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Melton; and two brothers, Keith Funderburk and Richard Funderburk.

Davis Funeral Service of Monroe is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Melton. An online guest register book is available to view and sign at

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