Betty Louise Ledbetter Wilson

betty wilson

August 23, 1932 ~ January 25, 2022

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Betty Louise Ledbetter Wilson, 89, passed away at her home on Tuesday on January 25, 2022.

A native of Buncombe Co., Betty was a daughter of the late William Shafter and Dessie Lola Hensley Ledbetter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ray Junior Wilson; sisters, Lorraine Giles, Doris Praytor, Faye Jump; and brothers, Jack, Glenn, and Billy Ledbetter.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by her daughter, Dianna Mashburn (Carroll), of Leicester; son, Jackie Wilson, of the home; one sister, Martha Chambley; five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Stephanie, Amber, Brandon, and Filicia; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. The Revs. Perry and Terry Burke will officiate. Interment will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, at 2:00 p.m.

Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night at the funeral home.

Her family gives special thanks to her caregivers: Joni Rhodarmer and Crystal Montgomery.

Psalms 103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”


Funeral Service: February 2, 2022 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: February 2, 2022 2:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Visitation: February 1, 2022 6:00 pm - July 23, 2024 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. You are gonna be missed aunt Betty but you are rejoicing with all your loved ones especially mama and aunt Faye where you seen one you seen the others now you all are strolling the streets of heaven together till we meet again

    • Thank you Debbie-that’s so true…and can you see the smiles on Uncle Frances and daddy’s faces as they all stroll over Heaven together~ ❤️

  2. You will be with family especially my granny who loved you very much and the rest of family you are in Jesus hand my Great Aunt Betty

  3. May God give you His grace and mercy during this difficult time. I pray that you feel comforted by His Love and will continue to heal over the coming days.
    Aunt Betty was a special lady things I will always remember is her laugh, her huge smile and all those sweet hugs that she loved giving us all.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Stephanie Chandler – granddaughter of Billy and Blanche Ledbetter

    • Thank you Stephanie- Oh if all you kids only knew what you meant to her~ Soon and very soon we will ALL be together again to never part anymore~ at that great Reunion in the sky. ❤️

  4. May God comfort and strengthen you all during this difficult time. Betty was a sweet lady and loved the Lord. She is rejoicing in Heaven.

  5. My wonderful precious Aunt Betty I love you and will never forget you you are a lot in my life always tried to teach me right from wrong forever missed by your family never forgotten always in our hearts when I first got saved I remember saying to the Lord I sure would like to feel like her and I did when God filled her cup it ran over I will ever love you with all my heart you’re with Mama Aunt Faye Aunt Lorraine and all your brothers and Papa and Granny love you dearly as my mama said till my last breath God bless all the family in this trying time

    • She loved and we love you Rick more than you’ll ever know. You were like mine and Jackie’s extra brother, even tho we were first cousins you were more like our brother, and the good times we’ve had cannot be compared to. Love you always- and as mama would say “I love you more than you’ll ever know!”❤️

  6. You will sure be missed Aunt Betty you were a lot in my life I shall never forget making you laugh with my goal seeing you smile and laugh when I act like Elvis Presley you would laugh almost going to church with you and Uncle Ray was a delight in my life we had so much fun for the years now you’re with your family most of all the Lord Jesus may God bless all the family and give them peace as only you can

    • Those memories will live on forever down here! All of this, and Heaven too, as Shoutin’ Charlie would always say! We love you! ❤️

  7. Diane and family, I am so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She now knows what the rest of us only dream about. I’ve always loved Betty. Please know I’m thinking of all of you.

    • Thank you Kim- she loved you too, Always!! All her sweet kids that rode her school bus meant the world to her! She would have guarded all of you with her very life. Thanks for your sweet remembrance. ❤️

  8. I don’t know how anyone could not love Betty. Her spirit overflowed to everyone, never failing to give praise and thanks to the Lord. I loved her from the first time I met her.
    She’s rejoicing now like never before! Love and prayers to all those who love and miss her.

    • Thank you Ruth! It’s SO GOOD hearing from you. Hope you’re well- Heaven just got so much sweeter-I can only imagine what’s going on up there! Love you Always- you will always be a part of our family. ❤️

  9. “If I can help somebody”….the song she sang, the life she led! What a great example of Loving the Lord with all your heart Ms. Betty lived before us. Don and I will always remember the joyful uplifting visits we had with her. The sweet phone conversations I was blessed to be a part of. We loved her dearly. The sweet family she shared with us and the talent she and your Daddy nurtured within the family. What rejoicing she is experiencing! I know the loss is painful, but the joy of knowing you will see her again, in the presences of our Heavenly Father, comforts you in a mighty way. We will be praying for all of your family. Dianna, Please know how much you are Loved.

    Don and Susan Wooten

    • Thank you so much Susan and Don for ALL your precious visits to see mama. She would always tell me every time you both came by, and how much she enjoyed it. She truly loved you both. Can’t hardly wait to be there with all of our loved ones and to see Jesus…will make it Heaven. Love you both SO MUCH. ♥️

  10. I recently took care of her in the hospital…. Beautiful spirit… beautiful lady… walking those streets of gold.. reunited with many family members!!! Love and prayers to all the family!!

    • Thank you Don and Susan for the many times you stopped by and made mamas day. You will know just what you meant to her, when you get there 👆✝️ ~We love you both with all our hearts. ♥️

  11. Aunt Betty made a lasting impression on everyone who met her. Such a loving, fun, giving and caring spirit. Her testimony for Jesus always front and center. She will always be loved and missed. She is celebrating with Jesus and all her family and friends in heaven. What music and laughter. ❤️

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was a special person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Diane Raby

  13. Diane and family we love you all so much. What a blessing that your whole family has been in our lives. Everyone loved Miss Betty and she loved the Lord. Miss Betty’s testimonies and shouting and praising the lord will be missed.just think about what a good time your mom and dad are having in Heaven now. I know it’s hard but we will see her and your Dad again we have that promise from the Lord. Love Junior, Linda and Ginger Harris

  14. Diane and family we love you all very much. Your family has been such a blessing down through the years. Miss Betty loved the Lord and her testimony and shout will be missed. But what a good time Miss Betty and Ray are having in Heaven right now. Even though we will miss her we will see her and your Dad again we have this promise from the Lord. Love and prayers. Junior, Linda and Ginger Harris

  15. To each family member….I loved Mrs. Betty so much! She kept us all crying from laughing so much! She’s gonna be missed but yes, she deserves what she’s seeing now!

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