Betty D. Ouellette

Published 8:57 am Monday, January 20, 2014

AHOSKIE – Betty Dickens Ouellette, age 71, of Ahoskie passed away on January 15, 2014 at her home. She was born on May 19, 1942 to the late James and Susie Dickens in Woodland, NC.

Betty worked as a waitress. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Betty was a mother to many, like a second mom to so many, especially her nieces and nephews. She lived a life of service to others, as a waitress and always doing whatever she could to help people. Mrs. Betty always spent her time teaching the kids that she has kept over the years, always wanting them to be the best they could possibly be.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Veronica Elaine Bunch; four sisters, Lois, Inell, Christine and Virgie; and two brothers, James and William Ray.

Betty is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Dickens of Ahoskie, Donna Place and her husband, Neal, of Creswell, and Kimberly Dean Leonard of Conway; three sisters, Nellie Morris of Aulander, Sue Dunlow of Ahoskie, and Rose McLaurin of Aulander; four granddaughters, Cindy Lassiter, Lacey Claxton, Jessica Jones and Erika Rhea; one grandson, Joshua Claxton; one great-granddaughter, Melissa Leonard; and three great-grandsons, Quincy Claxton, Justin Resendiz and Caden Resendiz.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Chapel, Ahoskie, with the Rev. Phil Terry officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, handled the arrangements for the Ouellette family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting