Betty Lou Dail St.Clair

March 12, 1941 - January 19, 2017
Betty Lou Dail St.Clair

Betty Lou Dail St.Clair age 75, of Wilmington died Thursday January 19, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Betty Lou was born in Wilson, NC on March 12, 1941 the daughter of the late Archie Monroe and Mildred Carmine Dail. She was a retired employee of Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove, where she had a perfect work record of 41 months and never missed a day, and was also named employee of the year. She was preceded in death by brothers Thomas and Archie Dail, Jr.

Surviving are sons Roy St.Clair and wife Cathy of Amherst, Ohio, Jack St.Clair. Jr. of Elyria, Ohio and Larry St.Clair and wife Michele of Castle Hayne, daughters Teresa Weaver of Four Oaks, NC, Kelly St.Clair of Wilmington, and Michelle St.Clair of Oberlin, Ohio. Sister Nancy Long of Leland. 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

Before Betty Lou’s health started failing she was a very active member of Apostolic Tabernacle where funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M Monday January 23, 2017. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will see friends from 10:00 AM until hour of service at the church.

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  • January 21, 2017
    Kelly Renee St. Clair says:
    My momma taught and believed in three things in life were not an option: church, school, and work. She gave me Jesus as a little girl... she always said "They can take your money, your house, your husband, but they can never take your education.... She showed me how to survive. She showed me how to work. She always said when you are afraid and scared to plead the blood of Jesus Christ, and I plead the blood of Jesus Christ, and don't listen to them lies from satan. She loved everybody unconditionally especially the homeless. She taught me tears are healing from God, so I will truly be healing. We were a team and I'm sure gonna miss you Lou.

  • January 21, 2017
    Jacqueline koenig says:
    For the last 20 years I have had the most amazing inspiration from my mom. She was my best friend. Her favorite food for me to cook for her were my specialty hot dogs. We would sit for hours and talk about the lord. She would always be so uplifting to me. Such an anointed woman. She will truly be missed. She's was one of a kind and can't be replaced. She truly loved the lord with all her heart. Anytime you needed a number for a business or place call betty lou, if she didnt have it she would call the library to get it. She never let me down. I love her dearly. Thank you so much for leading me back to christ. I know your prayers and loving-kindness will help me in my journey. I love you from your daughter. Jacqueline

  • January 23, 2017
    Elder Kelldrain Marshall says:
    To Bro Larry St Clair,this is the Pitts cousin that visit you guys Church sometimes.Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.May the Peace of God be with your family in Jesus Name,Amen!

  • January 23, 2017
    Melissa says:
    Sorry I couldn't be there with all my cousins. You all know how I felt about your momma. She knew too. I love her and will miss talking with her.

  • January 24, 2017
    Shannon Renee St. Clair says:
    My Grandmother, Betty Lou St. Clair, was the most Beautiful, Kindest, Humblest person I knew. We all knew. It didn't matter whether you knew her, more than five minutes or fifty years, whether you were her friend or her family, she had an impacting role in each and everyone of our lives. It was never a problem that she didn't have the materials in life that most people do. She gave more than that, she gave her knowledge of: Love, Respect and Kindness, Humility, Religion, Education, the list goes beyond. And for that you could completely be yourself with her, you could let every guard down and just be. She never judged or belittled, she always was there and listened. She welcomed any and everyone into her heart and home. Though while this hurts beyond any words most can fathom, I believe it's completely normal considering. But I know my grandmother would never want me or anyone else in this life to suffer or feel agony, she'd except all of us to keep moving through this rain. To think and express of the joys and laughter, the bonds she created and expressed in her everyday life. There's one thing that keeps playing in my head she'd continuously tell me over my years. She'd say... Shannon, they can take everything from you, but they can't take your knowledge. I just want to thank her, for giving me just that. The knowledge to live and love and share myself with the world as well as others like she once did. To thank her for every moment shared, these will be things I will always treasure, knowing that I got to have The Most, Wonderful, Glorious, Grandmother one could ever have been blessed with.