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Elizabeth Jean ‘Betty’ Bartholomew, 75, office manager for her family’s construction business

Elizabeth Jean ‘Betty’ Bartholomew

SOUTHPORT — Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Bartholomew, 75, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021.

Elizabeth was the daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. George W. King and Elizabeth McMullen King of Riverside California.

Betty was a 1963 graduate of Quantico High School in Quantico. She graduated from Radford College in 1966 with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. During her working life, Betty taught 2nd and 3rd grade, was a bank teller, loan processor, real estate appraiser and office manager for the family construction business. Betty volunteered many hours with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for both her sons and grandsons. In recent years, she had been active in administering scholarships for Quantico High School with her fellow alumni.

Betty was married to John W. Bartholomew in 1966, and they raised two sons in Woodbridge, Virginia. Retirement found them in Southport, where they built custom homes for several years in St. James. Their other pursuit was the Huddle House on Oak Island.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, John Bartholomew; father, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. George W. King; mother, Elizabeth McMullen King; and her twin sister, Barbara Ann King Ferguson.

Betty is survived by her sons, Jeff W. Bartholomew, and his wife, Debbie, and their three sons, Jason, Casey and Jamie, and Scott W. Bartholomew, and his wife, Katie, and their two sons, Elijah and Clayton; brothers, Robert G. King and George W King Jr.; and her sister, Beverly S. Bartlett.

A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at Ocean View Methodist Church, Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at Lebanon Methodist Church, Drakes Branch, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a hospice organization or your favorite charity.

Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.

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