Betty Sue Barker, 84, passed away July 13, 2023 at Carolina Caring Catawba Valley Hospice House in Newton, NC. She was born April 19, 1939 to Walter J. Shelton and Elsie Mae (Duncan) Shelton.
Mrs. Barker spent 40+ years as a Shipping Clerk at Salem Neckware in Randleman. She loved being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Spending time in the kitchen baking cookies and spoiling her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren was one of her greatest loves. Betty was known for her chicken salad by her daughter-in-law and sending cards to her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, James Barker (Amada) of Kyle, TX: daughter, Tammy Barker Wright (Tommy) of Lincolnton, NC: grandchildren, Matt Wright (Sara), Nate Wright (Janey), Jordan Wright (Madison), Omar Barker, Salome Barker: great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Moore, Anira Wright, Molly Wright, Jonah Wright, Elias Wright, Adeline Wright, Lucy Wright, Elliana Wright: her sisters Clara Hughes, Mabel Ling, Mary Smith, Jean Elberson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Andrew Barker.
Betty was a graduate of Grays Chapel School. She was currently a member of First Wesleyan in Lincolnton and formerly a longtime member of New Salem United Methodist Church, Randleman.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 1-2 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St in Randleman. Funeral services will follow in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Wright officiating. Private family burial will follow services.