Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Chapman Matlock, 70, of Wilmington, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with her family by her side.
Betty was born on February 26, 1943, to the late Joseph Ross Chapman and the late Clotilde Rene Smith Chapman in Chattanooga, TN. She graduated from Coffee High School in Florence, AL in 1961.
Betty, a long time resident of Wilmington, worked for AFLAC for over 30 years. She was also a graduate of the Institute for Political Leadership. She volunteered as a courtesy van driver for New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She also delivered meals for Weekend Meals on Wheels. Betty loved the beach and going to plays and movies. Most of all she loved being with her family and grandchildren and will be long remembered for her beautiful, warm smile. She will be dearly missed.
She was predeceased by the love of her life and father of her children, John Burgess Matlock. She is survived by daughter Jill Matlock Hall of Atlanta, GA and her husband Walter M. Hall III; daughter Jan Elise Matlock of Wilmington; grandchildren Elizabeth (Libby Gray) Hall and Tyler J. Matlock; and brother Joseph R. Chapman Jr of Pensacola, FL.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 612 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service in the church’s reception hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society for lung cancer research at donate.cancer.org.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099