Betty Melton Hance

April 23, 2021

CHARLOTTE - Betty Melton Hance went to be with her loving Saviour, Jesus Christ, on April 23, 2021.  She was born in Lancaster, SC on April 13, 1929. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In addition to her husband of 70 years, Hollis (Pat) Hance, Betty is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Hance Merrell and a son, David Hance; grandchildren, Jennifer (Rob), Justin (Tesha), Michael (Lindsey), and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren: Makayla, Grayson, Caleb, Mia, and Caroline.
Betty was a member of First Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC for over 50 years.
A memorial service will be held at the church on at 11:00 AM Friday, April 30, 2021. The family will receive friends following the service.
Memorials can be sent to First Baptist Church, 201 S. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC.,28202
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Jackie Cromer

    Pat, my deepest condolences to you and your special family. I have special memories of you and Betty. BC has gone to his Heavenly home also.I have moved to Texas to be near Family. I know you feel God's loving arms around you as go through this deep loss.

  • Jackie Cromer

    I am sorry to hear of Betty's homecoming. My deepest condolences, Pat, to you and your special family.

  • Lib McGregor Simmons

    Mary Beth and David, I saw your mother's obituary in the Charlotte Observer. The McGregors have wonderful memories of our summer get-togethers with the Barfields and the Hances. Jean, Jimmy, Johnny, Sam, and I send our heartfelt condolences to you on your mother's death and ask that you express our love to your father. (After I retired from Davidson College Presbyterian Church, my husband and I moved to Summerville, SC. We moved my mother down to the Village at Summerville--formerly the Presbyterian Home--2 years ago. She is in the memory care unit.)

  • April and Ian Robson

    Mrs. Betty has been the most perfect next door neighbor. Right after we moved in, she was the first to come over and pay a visit to welcome us. She loved all three of our children so much, and inspired our oldest daughter to take up piano lessons. She was beautiful inside and out, and I am so happy that we were able to see her looking so lovely and happy on her recent birthday. Sending so much of our love to this wonderful family.

  • Audrey Metcalfe

    Such a lovely picture of my dear friend. She was always so caring and kind. I will miss her in many ways, Pat and family I am holding you and your family in my prayers. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service, but will be with you in spirit and prayer. May God bless each of you with His presence and perfect peace. In Christian Love.

  • Betsy Rorie Leonard

    Mary Beth and David, I was so sorry to learn of your mother's death this morning. I have such fond memories of your family and growing together. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and sending you hugs!