Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Betty Mae Dick Ritchie

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Betty Mae Dick Ritchie, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 79.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care. Funeral service will be Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3 Pm, Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care, 1835 Badin Road, Albemarle, N.C. 28001.

   Born August 22, 1940 in Stanly County, N.C., Betty was a daughter of the late John Clarence Dick and Lottie Harris Dick. Betty married the love of her life, Joe Lee Ritchie, on June 6, 1964. They had 55 wonderful years of marriage.

   Betty’s beautiful life will be cherished in the lives of her husband, Joe; sons, Todd (Katrina) and Kevin (Malia); four grandchildren: Hunter (Lizzy), Ashton, Kendal, Matthew.

   Preceded in death by her daughter, Sherri Denise Ritchie, Betty is now reunited with her daughter, parents, and all of her siblings. After a valiant struggle with dementia, Betty passed peacefully at home, surrounded by a loving family.

   Betty was a graduate of Wingate College. She loved God, church, her husband, children, grandchildren, friends, dogs and sports. She excelled in basketball, softball and bowling. Betty devoted her time to her family and volunteered at church and schools.

Loving wife, mom, Nana…Betty will be missed but not forgotten.


  • Linda Whittle Posted September 27, 2019 5:02 pm

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of an awesome lady, may God be with you all.

  • William Allen Posted September 27, 2019 5:31 pm

    Joe, May God be with you and family doing this time of grief and comfort.GOD bless your family.

  • Gail and Alan Burris Posted September 27, 2019 8:07 pm

    Joe and family …..please know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Loved Betty very much and will miss her greatly ! May God be with you.

  • Everett and Rachel Hudson Posted September 28, 2019 12:16 pm

    Betty Ritchie was a beautiful Christian lady.who
    enriched the lives of all those who were very fortunate to know her. May God bless and ease your pain in the days ahead..

  • David and Sue Morrow Posted November 2, 2019 1:30 pm

    Our dear Betty– You slipped away home without our knowing it! Bless you Joe and boys. Your have done well

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We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


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The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.