May 26, 2023
1 p.m.



Betty Jean Elder, 76, of Charlotte, NC, gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Born in Mecklenburg County, NC on March 12, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Dalton Abraham and Mattie Belton Abraham.

Betty was raised in the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Elder is survived by her children, Carla Elder, Carl Elder (Shelia), Tonya Carter, and Latoya Elder; grandchildren, Dre’Darius, DeMarquis, Rheana, Bianca, Jordan, Isaiah, Keon, Syan, Arvin, Ariana, and Elijah; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Mattie Lee McClurkin, Eloise Abraham, Delores Teasley, Roosevelt Abraham, and Johnny lee Abraham; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Elder; sisters, Mary Ellen Alexander, Cathleen Abraham, Lillie Mae Reid, and Janine Mae Jones; and brothers, Earther “Bud” Abraham, Robert Abraham, and Eugene Abraham.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2023 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Sending my Condolences to the Family. Angela Roberston

—Angela Robertson
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Sending our love and deepest condolences and sympathy to you all in this time of grief! Auntie will truly be missed! You all are in our prayers. Love you all!

—Darron and Tamesha Forney
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—Carl Elder

My condolences to the family, and may God comfort and strengthen the family during this difficult time. God bless you all!!!

—Synphanie Williams Boyce

Keeping all of Betty's family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

—Gena Humphries
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The family has my deepest sympathy and condolences, keeping you all in my prayers during this time of you loss

—Evette Roseboro

Prayers for the entire Family ❤️❤️❤️ They are Dear to my Heart.

—Crescentia Caldwell

Loved this lady and she will truly be missed. Very strong willed and determined, but a joy to take care of. She is healed and in God's loving care. Prayers to family.


Betty was a strong and remarkable woman. Praying that God will give the family comfort during this difficult time.

—Madonna Humphries