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Gloria Jean Bethea April 30, 2018

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Mrs. Gloria Jean Fulmore Bethea , 73 of Fairmont, North Carolina passed from labor to reward on Monday April 30, 2018 at Regency Hospital in Florence, South Carolina.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. Macieo Fulmore and Mrs. Ethrean Page Fulmore.  She was born in Robeson County in 1944 and grew up and was educated at Rosenwald High School in Fairmont, North Carolina.  She was joined in holy matrimony with Mr. Roscoe Bethea and they shared a very special relationship for many years.

“Jean” displayed excellent culinary skills and had many special dishes she prepared for her husband,  family members and friends.  Some of her most popular dishes to prepare were collard greens, macaroni  & cheese,  the Red Velvet Cake and the Pinto Beans cooked in Ham Hocks and Pork Chops fried golden brown, just to name a few.  Everybody loved her cooking.

Jean joined Mill Branch Baptist Church at a young age and continued to server there until recently. She was a loving and caring person, who never forgot the teachings of her mother and father to help your neighbors and friends in need.  This family was always blessed with enough to share with somebody else.  She was a loving wife, sister, and Aunt Jean to the family youngsters.

She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. Macieo and Mrs. Ethrean Fulmore, three brothers; Alexander, Wilton and Willie Glenn; six sisters Jacqueline, Bertha, Brenda, Hilda , Marilyn and Nettie.

She leaves to cherish precious memories her husband, Mr. Roscoe Bethea of the home, a son David Kelly and his wife, Two sisters; Alice (Donald) Wilkerson and Learidean Alford; two brothers, Howard Fulmore and Macieo Fulmore, Jr.; three sisters-in- law, Mary F. Moody (Jack) and Elizabeth Page and Geraldine Fulmore; four brothers -in-law: Prevast Jones, Douglas Bethea Jr (Mozella),  Roger Bethea (Wanda) James Sinclair, Jr.  : Many neices and nephews and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.


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Funeral Services are Friday May 4, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Mill Branch Baptist Church, Fairmont, North Carolina. Visitation with the family will be at 12:00 noon which is one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Mill Branch Church Cemetery with Dove Ceremony.


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    Felisha Gibbons says

    Sorry for the family loss. May she be able to rest in peace knowing she has touched so many lives ….

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    Overseer Joyce Farrior-Green says

    To the Bethea, Filmore & Alford Family: Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. II Corinthians 5:1 ” For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens”.

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    Pamela Bethea says

    With heartfelt sympathy to the family, cousin Jean was a very sweet lady and she will be truly missed.

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    Elizabeth B Page says

    Jean the Matriarchy of the Bethea/ Fulmore families the glue that held us together you gave so much love and time to many your faith in God kept you strong you fought and amazing fight you labored hard in the vine yard you’ve gained your wings now take your flight on to your Heavenly Home an take your rest you will truly be missed love Pumpkin.

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    Charles.R says

    To the families and loved ones of Mrs Bethea, it’s in these times that we all are in great need of comfort. And almighty God has promised at revelation 21:4 that he will do away with death, pain, and sorrow. So,you can draw close to God in prayer. And he will give us comfort and help us to endure. My deepest condolences to all of your loved ones.

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