February 5, 1924 ~ February 27, 2019

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Jacksonville, FL

Elizabeth (Libby) Wilde Ledbetter, 95, of Jacksonville, FL, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019, surrounded by loving family at Memorial Hospital. She was born February 5, 1924 in Asheville, NC to the late George Washington and Willie Dell DeBruhl White. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Wilson Ledbetter, and her brother, George Finley White. Libby grew up in Asheville, graduating from Lee H. Edwards High School and Cecil's Business College, where she received an Associates Degree in Business. She married Howard Wilson Ledbetter and worked in Newport News in the ship building industry during World War II before returning to Asheville. In 1949, they moved to Florida where she was a homemaker and accountant in Howard's various businesses in Miami and later Melbourne. She was a Sunday School Teacher and always very active in her church, and was a member of Fort Caroline Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Surviving are a daughter, Janet L. Meyer (Tom) of St. Mary's GA; a son, David P. Ledbetter (Elizabeth) of Jacksonville; three grandchildren Russell, Stephen and Andrew; two great grandchildren, Landon and Liam; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3rd, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, Asheville, NC. with the Reverend Ron Brown officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Green Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association of Asheville, 31 College Place, Suite D-103, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. We will miss just having Aunt Libby in this world!
    She was always loving and kind and fun, a
    Blessing to everyone, a life well-lived!

    Beth and Dick Shaffner

  2. I will always remember Aunt Lib as a kind and cheerful person, who always had time for family and friends. From the first time I met her, when I was 6 years old until the last time I talked to her on the phone, she was the same. She will live in my mind as one of my favorite persons, and I am proud to have been her nephew.

  3. We are saddened by Aunt Libby’s passing but also comforted that Grandmother, Grandaddy, Dad and Uncle Howard are there to welcome her home (as well as a great deal of others from he family!) We send our love and sympathies from Alabama. Aunt Libby always loved talking basketball with me and comparing notes on genealogy. She was a dear sweet lady and we pray for God’s peace and comfort for David, Janet and their families as you celebrate her life.

  4. I will always have such good memories of Aunt Libby and her family from my childhood. I will always remember her and I,too, am proud to be her nephew. We pray for peace and comfort for Janet and David and their families during this sad time.
    Richard and Rosalind Ledbetter

  5. I will always remember the wonderful times I spent with Aunt Libby while visiting my dad in Florida. She was so loving and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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