Betty Sue (Faucette) Tate

June 8, 1939 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Betty Tate Obituary

Mrs. Betty Sue Faucette Tate was born in Burlington, North Carolina on June 8, 1939, and transitioned this life on January 6, 2024, at her residence.  Betty was the daughter of the late Herman Henderson Faucette and the late Bessie Daye Faucette.

Betty “Sue” as she was affectionately known to her family was reared in Burlington, NC and graduated from Jordan Sellers High School in 1956.  In high school, Betty excelled academically and was a member of the band.

 After graduation, Betty attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and graduated Cum Laude.  Betty worked for the Alamance County and Orange County Health Departments as a public health nurse specializing in infant healthcare.  She retired from her nursing career in 1995. 

She met her future husband, Donald Tate, while working at Alamance County Hospital.  Donald and Betty were married on September 8, 1961, and were blessed to be married for 62 years.   

Her faith in God was an important part of Betty’s life.  She was a devoted member of Mebane First Presbyterian Church as long as her health permitted and was an ordained Deacon.

However, the most important and special moments in Betty’s were the births of her children and especially her grandchildren who she loved and cherished immensely. 

Betty is survived by her husband, Donald L. Tate, Sr., her children, Donna Tate Powell, Donald L. Tate Jr. and his wife Jenise, and Angela L. Tate, and her grandchildren, Elliott Powell, Evan Powell, Nathaniel Tate, and Isaac Tate. In addition, her two brothers, Herman H. Faucette, Jr, and James Ronald Faucette and his wife Mildred. Sister-in-laws, Kaye Tate and Lizzie Faucette and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Jearl Dean Faucette White and Janis Faucette Jeffries, and her son-in-law, Lamonte Powell.

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Public Viewing/walk through
January 12, 2024

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
January 13, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Mebane First Presbyterian Church
855 W. Holt St.
Mebane, NC 27302

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Mebane First Presbyterian Church
855 W. Holt St.
Mebane, NC 27302


Mebane First Presbyterian Church
855 W. Holt St.
Mebane, NC 27302


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