Sue Mae Ledbetter, 82, homemaker

July 03, 2006

Sue Mae Ledbetter, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died June 25 of pneumonia at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Baltimore native was 82.

Sue Slade was raised in Jarrettsville and graduated in 1941 from Jarrettsville High School. She received a degree in secretarial studies from what is now Strayer University.

In 1942, she married the Rev. Richard L. Ledbetter. He died in 1991.

Mrs. Ledbetter was a homemaker, and for 15 years was a volunteer secretary at Colonial Baptist Church in Pikesville, where her husband served as pastor.

When the couple's four children were grown, she worked for a decade as a secretary for Loring Byers Funeral Directors Inc. in Randallstown.

She enjoyed sewing and helping her children renovate homes.

Mrs. Ledbetter had lived in Randallstown, Jarrettsville and Towson before moving into the hospice two months ago.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by three brothers, James Slade and Carroll Slade, both of Jarrettsville, and William Slade of Salem, Ore.; a son, Richard Ames-Ledbetter of Towson; two daughters, Julia Horton of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Wanda Berman of Adamstown, Pa.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Arleta Reynolds of Tallahassee, Fla., died last year.

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