Bettye Delores Powell Hannon

Published 4:30 pm Friday, November 24, 2017

Bettye Delores Powell Hannon, 83, passed on Nov. 16, 2017. She was born Nov. 2, 1934, in Rocky Mount (Edgecombe County), N.C., to the late Claude and Evella Powell of Rocky Mount. She was predeceased by two siblings, Rose Marie Powell and Tyrone Williams of Rocky Mount.

Bettye was the wife of Joseph Hannon of Columbus, N.C., of 61 years, and resided in Winston-Salem with her husband and their children, Kevin Rene Hannon, Timothy Samuel Hannon, Anthony Franklin Hannon and Karen Michelle Hannon. She is loved by a host of family and friends.

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She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Rocky Mount and North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., and received advanced degrees from Appalachian State University, Virginia Tech and North Carolina A&T State University. As a lifelong educator working in Guilford, Iredell and Forsyth County school systems for 39 years, Bettye touched the lives of thousands of students as an English teacher, librarian, guidance counselor, church day care director, and after-school tutor.

She was active in the community as a member of several sororities, women’s leadership organizations, and youth support and musical groups.

She was a member of Dellabrook Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, serving faithfully over the years in the adult choir and as youth choir director, church organist/pianist, and day care director. She also attended Solid Rock’s Bible Way True Holiness Church in Winston-Salem.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Woodland Cemetery, 3123 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27105. 

Online condolences can be made at www.russellfuneral

Russell Funeral Home

Winston-Salem, N.C.