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Elizabeth "Betty" Jane (Rankin) Wade

November 7, 1938 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 81)


Elizabeth “Betty” Rankin Wade, 81, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 while at Alamance House in Burlington, NC. She was born on November 7, 1938 to the late Lawson and Annie Rankin, Sr.

     Betty loved the beach and lived there for many years.  She retired from the local law firm of Wishart, Norris, Henniger and Pittman after 25 years of being a receptionist. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren.  Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Richard Wade who passed away in March 2015 and her brother, David Rankin.

     Survivors include her son, Ricky Wade and wife, Tammy; her daughter, Tina Osuna and husband, Giovanni; grandchildren: Joshua and Faith Wade; half-sister, Carol Putman and husband, Larry and half-brother, Lawson Rankin, Jr. and wife, Gisele.   

   A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity entitled “Woman of Hope Guatemala”, checks can be made in her memory to “Together We Can” 1416 Ewing Drive, Garner, NC 27529.


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