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Betty Cartrette Worrell

March 26, 1949 ~ March 1, 2023 (age 73)

The family of Mrs. Betty Dale Cartrette Worrell of White Marsh is very sad to announce the passing of her earthly life on March 1, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents JD Cartrette and Earlie Mae Jones, as well as two brothers Garry and Terry Cartrette.

She is survived by her children; Shannon Worrell (son) and wife Lynn and their kids Saralyn and Tyler Moore and his wife Caroline Penny Moore and their children (Marleigh Grace and Mila Gabrielle) . Lisa Worrell (daughter) and her children Justin, Halie (Jaxon, Laila, and Kylan) and Julianna. Two sisters Jenny Hunt of High Point and Patsy Jones of High Point and a host of nieces and nephews.

Betty began her life here in rural Columbus County as many of us have in the agricultural community and then attended Troutman Beauty School in Wilmington. She was then able to own and operate her own shop while also raising her family, assisting on the family farm, and teaching Sunday School at White Marsh Baptist where she developed a passion for working with kids. This inspiration and the push from one of her best friends, Mrs. Carol Batten, led her to a new chapter in life.

Betty, with the support and dedication of her family, chose to go back to college where her life would change forever. She started her education at Southeastern Community College in early childhood development and continued for many years and many Universities including UNC Wilmington and UNC Pembroke. Though the struggles and commitment which was a great challenge she achieved a Masters of Education.

The family would ask for your attendance for her celebration of life which will be held at McKenzie Mortuary. The service will be Sunday, March 5, 2023 beginning with visitation at 2 p.m. followed by a service at 3 p.m. with burial following at the Worrell Cemetery.

Her granddaughter Saralyn has requested that everyone in attendance please dress in bright clothing as her Betty Boo has been a bright light in this world.

McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson St., Whiteville, N.C. is serving the Worrell family.

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