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Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
Friday January 7th, 2022

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Betty Sue Ackerman

Mrs. Betty Sue Ackerman, 76, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, December 20, 2021.

She retired from the US Army Department of Public Works as a GS-9 Real Property Manager. She loved to golf, play cards, draw and paint.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 12 noon at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery with Jack Walters presiding.

A Celebration of Life will follow at the Gates Four Clubhouse, 6775 Irongate Drive, Fayetteville NC 28306.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Deanna Cook of the home; two sisters, Beverly Paoloni (Daniel) of Durham and Brenda Masouras (Connie) of Warner Robins, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Michael Ackerman, her parents, Dewey and Estelle Bowen, six sisters, and a brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either: Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, (910) 864-9040 or to Pruitt Hospice, (910) 483-1793.

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Deanna, Your Mom was a special lady & we became good friends when we worked together at Fort Bragg at what used to be called Engineers & Housing. I think we worked in the same Division about 15 years & we became good friends. I am so very sorry for your loss . You & all your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I surely will miss Sue.

Zita Barrett Jan 7 2022 1:41 PM

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers . God bless everyone and may Sue Rest In Peace..❤️🙏

Helen Babson Jan 3 2022 9:18 PM

so sorry for your loss brenda

leroy e harris Jan 2 2022 8:14 PM

Now Mike and Sue are together again. There will be lots of laughter and kidding in heaven now with those two as a team!

Barbara &Tom Vasquez Jan 2 2022 10:53 AM

I write this with sadness over the loss of a close friend to cancer, Sue Ackerman.

She was brave and did her best to fight for years but the cancer would not allow her to get better. She took each day in stride, never really complaining. We talked on the phone and I would ask what the doctors were saying but she never would give me the whole story. She did not want to upset me. She wanted to get on with her life. She had a daughter to care for.

This beautiful woman, inside and out, was a wonderful friend to me for over 40 years. She was authentic with people, saying what needs to be said because it's good for the relationship and for the soul. She put me in my place several times. I admired how she never forced her opinions on anyone, but offered valuable and truthful advice.

She always kept her sense of humor and even when she was on her death bed. I said to her that I wish I could take away her pain. Her response was, "You can have it."

She was a wonderful mother to her daughter, Deanna. She was always there for her and watched over her to make sure she had a great life, full of her values and wishes. She loved her sisters and would speak kindly of them to me. She left her rural home in Evergreen NC at an early age and made her own way having a great career, a home, family, and success in a competitive "man's world." I was very proud of her.
She was a true friend loving and real. We had fun along the way. I thought I had prepared myself for her death and I'm so glad I had chance to say goodbye, but no matter how prepared I thought I was for her death, I was not fully prepared for the loss and the grief.
I can only hope that she felt the love she was surrounded with in her final days at home. I will not forget her.
Love. Suzanne Council

Suzanne F Council Jan 1 2022 11:42 PM

Sue Ackerman and Mike Ackerman I would say as a whole was my best friends we had some times believe me ! I have missed Mike so much these past 14 years ! Sue will be greatly missed believe me ! Love Jon Riddle

Jon riddle Dec 30 2021 9:42 AM

Dear family and friends we are praying for you. Deanna never had the chance to meet you but hear great things about you. I lost my Mom and Dad it is hard for losing your love ones. I always told my children when you go through such a loss keep them alive. That means talking about them sharing stories the good and bad. They will always be with you. Beverly is my best friend she would talk about your mom and Danny told me she could cook him a good breakfast. They will always be there for you we are both lucky to have a best friend and you have a great aunt and uncle. Bless you take care of yourself. Gail & George Futch

Gail and George Futch Dec 29 2021 11:47 AM

Love and prayers to
All the family. I met Sue many years ago she was a very special lady and friend, she will surely be missed🙏❤️

Deborah Gleston Dec 28 2021 4:32 PM

Love and prayers for the family, I met Sue many years ago? She was a very special lady and friend, and loved life, God Bless, you will
Surely be missed🙏❤️, Deborah Gleaton

Deborah Gleston Dec 28 2021 3:55 PM

Sue was a great gal and we enjoyed her company for many years at Ft. Bragg. She will be missed!

Pat & Richard LeBeau Dec 27 2021 8:00 AM

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