Bettye Elaine King passed away peacefully Friday November 13, 2015 after an extended illness. She was 86 years old. Bettye was born August 21, 1929 the only daughter to Elizabeth and Thomas Durham in Pasadena Ca. She was baptized as Catholic, but in her later adult years sought peace and solace in at non-denominational churches. From her birth in Ca. to her passing in NC she nourished people around her with her love, and joy of living. Family will have a memorial on November 29th 1pm at Markham Chapel Missionary Baptist Church 3630 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707, (919) 489-1833: Pastor Richard McMillan presiding.