SOUTHPORT — Elizabeth “Betsy” Medlin Duncan, 84, passed away into the loving arms of her savior Jesus Christ Friday, May 28, 2021.
Mrs. Duncan was born March 24, 1937, in Charlotte, daughter of the late J.D. Medlin and Elizabeth “Lib” Caldwell Medlin. Betsy grew up in Maxton, graduating from Maxton High School in 1955. While in high school, she played basketball. She graduated nursing school at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Betsy was a registered nurse for 30 years at Charlotte Presbyterian Hospital in the newborn nursery. She had been a member of Matthews Baptist Church in Matthews for 29 years; where she enjoyed playing in the handbell choir.
After her retirement, she and her husband Bill moved to Southport, where she volunteered at Dosher Memorial Hospital two days a week for 15 years. Betsy was active in her Bible study with the CW3 group. Betsy was the official hospitality director of the group, always ensuring that food and flowers were in place for the meeting. She also enjoyed playing the piano. Betsy will be remembered for her sweet spirit and giving nature to others.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Bill Duncan; son, Brad Duncan, and his wife, Jan; two daughters, Patti Russell, and her husband, Brian, and Libby Bond, and her husband, George; five grandchildren, Matthew Russell, Ralph Russell, Blake Bond, J.D. Bond and Madison Duncan; and great-granddaughter, Ashlyn Russell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Medlin, who is survived by his wife, Elaine Medlin.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, Matthews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betsy’s memory may be made to either Susan G. Komen or Dosher Memorial Hospital Volunteer Scholarship program, 924 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461.
Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.