Betty Hawkins Gladden
June 22, 1930 to Oct. 7, 2021
Betty Hawkins Gladden, 91, of Morganton, NC went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Grace Hospital. She was born on June 22, 1930 in Burke County to the late Charles Compton “Dude” Hawkins and Estelle Mull Hawkins. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She worked for many years at Skyland Textiles. She then received her degree in Nursing and later retired from Valdese Hospital. Betty enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. She especially loved her canine companions, Tiny and Rowdy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hovis Lee Gladden; brother, Billy Joe Hawkins; sister, Polly Carswell.
Betty is survived by her sons, Charles Nicholas Gladden (Connie) and William Michael Gladden; grandchildren, Eric Scott Gladden, Cynthia Michelle Greene and Robert Lee Gladden; great-grandchildren, Khaylen Addison Greene, Emma Greene, Hunter Lee Gladden and Swai Lee Gladden; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2pm to 3pm on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Sossoman Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3pm in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Randy Clark and Rev. Earl Cross officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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