Betty Sellers O’Steen

December 24, 1934 - June 16, 2022
Betty Sellers O’Steen


Betty Sellers O’Steen, age 87 of Burgaw, NC, sadly passed away on the 16th of June, 2022.

Betty was born in Wilmington, NC on December 24, 1934 to the late Albert Blackmon and Josephine Shepard.

Betty loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She lived on Oak Island and thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the beach. You could also find her at UNCW basketball games or cooking for those she loved. Betty was very loved and will be missed by all that knew her.

Betty is survived by her children, Desi O’Steen, Steve O’Steen (Debbie), Keith O’Steen (Christina), and Cheryl Mason (Steve), her grandchildren Nick, Steven, Christopher, Erika, Isabella, Roman, Jojo, Riley, Angelina McGuire, and Mateo, and 3 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by both her parents, as well as her husband William “Bill” Desmond O’Steen, her brother Albert Sellers, sister Catherine Lynch, and her daughter in law Mary O’Steen.

There will be a Memorial Service for Betty on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:00am at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel. All are welcome to attend.

Please leave memories and condolences for Betty’s family by posting to the Tribute Wall below.

Services in care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


Memorial Service

Friday, August 26, 2022
11:00 AM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • September 18, 2022
    Annette L Cook says:
    I just saw this obituary. I am appreciative of Betty for beginning the book group that birthed Unity Christ Church (now Unity of Wilmington). I did not really know Betty, but I did know Keith and Erika somewhat. Again, her actions have had a big impact on my life, and I am forever grateful. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • August 26, 2022
    Lauren Batson says:
    Cheryl and family, I am so sorry about your beautiful mother passing. I hope that you find comfort in happy memories and the love of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 23, 2022
    WFD says:
    From the Wilmington Fire Department family to your family. We send our deepest sympathy loss of your Mother and extend our condolences to you all. We are here in your time of loss and pray for comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  • July 14, 2022
    Christopher lit a candle:
    Lit since July 14, 2022 at 7:46:36 PM

  • July 13, 2022
    Nicki Martinez says:
    Ms. Betty you were one of the sweetest ladies I knew. You always knew what to say to make me feel better when I was having a bad day at work. I so miss taking you to IHOP or Olive Garden when we would go to Wilmington. Love you and miss you so much.