Betty Jean Hill Carr

September 4, 2017

Betty Jean Hill Carr, 88, died September 4, 2017 at Brighton Gardens in Charlotte.  Betty was born in Covington, Georgia, daughter of George Clifford and Mary Dobbs Crenshaw Hill.  She graduated with a Bachelors from the University of Georgia, received a Masters from UNCC and her Doctorate from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Betty was a former President of the NC Women of the ELCA. Following a twenty-five-year career as a teacher and twelve years as a counselor at West Carteret High School and Blackburn Middle School, Betty returned to seminary and spent the last ten years of her career as a Lutheran pastor. 

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, The Reverend William Burney Carr.

Betty is survived by a son, Jeffrey Daniel Carr of Mooresville, NC, grandson, William Daniel Carr and three great-grandsons, Elijah, Isaac and Maddox Carr; and a brother, Ronald Hill of Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Pomaria Lutheran Church, 210 Folk Street in Pomaria, SC 29126, with Bishop Herman Yoos officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pomaria Lutheran Church Cemetery

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Rebecca Carpenter

    I knew Pastor Betty when she was teaching 7th Grade History in Dallas, NC. My condolences to all.

  • Sue Fulcher

    Jeff, so sorry to learn of your loss of your Mom. Keep your memories close, they will comfort you. I remember her enthusiasm and energy while your family was with us at Shepherd of the Sea.

  • Pastor Stephen Johnson

    It was a blessing to stop by every few weeks in recent months to greet her, sing a hymn, say a which she usually gave some response. A gentle soul!
    (I am member at St. Luke's Lutheran, Charlotte; we were given her name by the SC Synod)

  • Joyce Whitt

    Jeffery and William so sorry to read of your mothers and grandmothers death. Was so nice to see that she followed her love of the Bible and in her later years encouraged others through its wise words. The Holy Scriptures promises that very soon John 5:28,29 will be fulfilled. Once again I am sorry for your loss

  • Cynthia Hill Cash

    Jeff and family, so sorry to hear of Aunt Bett's earthly passing but she is now rejoicing with her Lord and Savior. We love you all. Cindy

  • Donna & Tommy Lane

    Dear Jd, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Tommy & I both lost our Moms in the 2 years, it is very hard but the memories do help. We are thinking of you! Please call if we can do anything or if you need to talk. Love, Donna & Tommy

  • Donna & Tommy Lane

    Dear JD. Tommy & I have both lost our Moms in the last 2 years. It is hard but the memories do help. Thinking of you and sending hugs. If you need to talk, give us a call. Love Donna & Tommy