Alice Fowler Batts, 78, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, surrounded by her family. A native of Johnston County she was daughter to the late Dewey & Lillie Mae Davis Fowler. She was a child nutrition manager with Wake County Schools for 25 years from which she retired twice. She was an ordained minister who loved nothing more than serving the Lord.
Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Central Baptist Church with burial to follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband 58 years; Jasper Batts of the home, son; William Earl “Sam” Batts of Youngsville, daughters; Dawn Batts Sykes (David) of Wendell, LaVon Barrett (Terry) of Zebulon, Susan Rivers of Raleigh, former daughter-in-law; Pam Batts, siblings, Dewey, Earl, & Evelyn, all of Rock Hill, SC; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation 6:00–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneral homes.net