Roscoe Bethea, 80 of Fairmont passed away February 5, 2022. Roscoe was born on April 14, 1941 to the late Deacon Douglas Bethea Sr. and the late deaconess Mary M. Bethea Roscoe the Old John Lewis School systems. He worked on the farm with his parents and siblings until one day he decided he wanted a better future for himself. So he moved to Charlotte, NC. To pursue his new life, leaving behind the love of his Jean he looked forward to their weekend visits. One day he decided he wanted a better future for himself , so he decided he could no onger be a part from the love of his life. He found employment with conversion foot wear. They worked there together until they both retired. On December 26, 1962 Roscoe wooed his lady love into becoming his wife. They became joined as one. They enjoyed a full and happy life together until April 30, 2018 God called his beloved Jean Home. To fill his days, Roscoe took to helping others in anyway he could. He enjoyed life especially meeting people. He never met a stranger. On February 5, 2022 in the wee hours of the night God decided it was time to reunite the love birds. Now they must start a new journey together in a new and distant land. After a brief second he was gone he’s finally at rest with his beloved Jean.
Roscoe was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria J. Bethea, his parents, Douglas Sr. and Mary M. Bethea, four sisters, Terrie McRae, Viva Baker, Ellen M. Bethea and Philomena Ladson, four brothers, Edward Bethea, Charles Bethea, Pat Bethea Sr. and Woodrow Johnson, two nephews, Eric B. Bethea and Sergeant Perry D. McRae.
Roscoe leaves to cherish his loving memories, one son, David (Shara) Kelly, two sisters, Mary F. (Jack) Moody and Elizabeth B. Page both of Fairmont, NC, three brothers, Douglas Jr. (Mozell) Bethea and Roger Bethea both of Fairmont, NC and James Graham of Tabor City, NC, four aunts, Nanny Blake of NJ, Minister Emma McKellar of Lumberton, NC, Rachel McRae and Ruby McRae both of Washington, DC, one loving uncle, friend, pal and ride or die buddy, Algean McRae, I know you will forever miss Roscoe, four sister-in-laws, Geraldine Fulmore and Betty L. Bethea both of Fairmont, Alice Wilkerson and Leariden Alford both of Maxton, NC, three brother-in-laws, Macie Fulmore Jr., Jame Sinclair Jr. both of Fairmont, NC and Donald Wilkerson of Maxton, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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