Betty Sanders - Seavey



Betty Sanders-Seavey, 67, entered Heaven on April 7, 2018, at Carolina East Hospital in New Bern, NC with her husband and daughter by her side after a brief battle with cancer. Betty was born December 18, 1950 in Richlands, NC to Rufus and Carrie Sanders. She was preceded in death by both her parents, twin brothers Jimmy Sanders & “Baby Boy” Sanders, & her son Dean Seavey.

Betty loved her community and has given many years of service to Onslow County in hopes of making it a better and more beautiful place for generations to come. She took care Pride and much enjoyment in giving back to a place that was always “Home” to her. She wanted her kids to grow up here and always know their roots. She also wanted others to be able to have the same opportunity. She was involved in many organizations and campaigns in the hopes to help “Keep Onslow Beautiful” and to give this county every opportunity to continue to grow and develop in every positive way possible.

Betty was not just an active member of the community but she was also a Devoted Wife to the Love of her Life, Mother to her children, step-children, and well any child that came over. She was “MamaBear” to many. She was also known to have friends of plenty whom most turned to family. She will truly be (to have many friends whom turned into family) missed and remembered by many. Onslow County has truly lost a valued piece of the community.

She is survived by her Husband Robert Seavey of Jacksonville, NC; Son Ryan Seavey & fiancé Christine McKinney of Manteo, NC; Daughter Natasha Auman and Husband Jason of Kannapolis, NC; Son Brian Seavey and wife Lisa of Port St. Lucie, FL; “Adopted children”: Allan “the Golden Child” Meloni of Jacksonville, NC; Victoria “AllyBear” Holman of Gloucester Point, VA; & Jacquelyn “Jackie” Jackson of Stafford, VA.
Besides children and “adopted” children Betty leaves behind her Grandchildren and Greatest Treasures. Though scattered up and down the east coast she was often able to enjoy visits with several of her Grandchildren to include: Granddaughter Kimberly O’Neill, Great-Grandson RJ McKenzie, Grandson Brett Prosser, and her newest addition her “Grands” Walker Auman & Jaylyn Auman. She was known for many things but she would tell you that “MeMaw” was always her favorite title.

Arrangements have been made and are being handled by Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville, NC. Family will be excepting visitors at the Seavey Home on Friday April 13, 2018, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Graveside Services will be held at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC on Tuesday April 17, 2018, at 2:00pm. Flowers are welcomed and can be delivered to the Seavey home or in lieu of Flowers Donations can be made to: The American Heart Association or The Autism Society in her honor. These were two organizations that Betty had dealings with herself due to her Husband’s Cardiac history and also her Grandson’s Autism.