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Grace E. Bettie

September 9, 2008 ~ June 27, 2018 (age 9)
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Grace Elizabeth Bettie
Sunrise: September 09, 2008     Sunset: June 27, 2018

The Bettie & Kerkula family announces with profound sadness and deep sorrow, the passing of Grace Elizabeth Bettie at the age of 9 (nine). This tragic event occurred on June 27th, 2018 on a summer day camp sponsored by Moorhead Police Summer Youth Program at the Buffalo River State Park Minnesota.
Grace was a student at Ellen Hopkins Elementary.

Grace (Gracie) as she was affectionately called. She was always happy, full of life and laughter. Everyone who came across Gracie loved and adored her.

She leaves to mourn her Mother, Freedom Kerkula, Great Grand Parents, Bonlokor Banda, John Bettie (Bernice Bettie) Jayjeh Bettie, Julia Bettie (Predeceased) Aunts & Uncle, Delia Kerkula, Genevieve Kerkula Giddings (Oliver Giddings), Patience Kerkula Link, (Troy Link) Joanna Kerkula, Kermah (Kelme Kermah). Grand Mother Shirley Bettie, Grand Father, Manston Kerkula, Grand Aunts & Uncles, Memmie Peal, Jonathan Bettie (Mamie Bettie) Williette Bettie, Julia Bettie, Florence Bettie, Kederick Bettie (Kulee Bettie) John Bettie, Shederick Bettie (Teebeh Bettie) Edwin Bettie, Wilbert Bettie (Adrianna Bettie), Adolphus Bettie, Emmanuel Bettie, Harrietta Bettie Bassar (Phillip Bassar), Satta Bettie, Fula Sunday, Mama Sunday. Grace was the only child of her Mother-Freedom. She is survived by cousins, and a host of relatives and friends. Even though we don't have you anymore, we still have you in our hearts, so we can be more like Grace. May you rest in Abraham’s Bosom and light perpetual shine upon you. Rest in perfect peace.

Funeral arrangements as follows:
Tributes: Except for the family and organization, all tributes will be made at the wake.
Please contact: 682-248-1197

Wake Keeping:
Friday August 24, 2018 at 6:00pm-10:00pm 
Lutheran Church of The Master
1200 69th Ave North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Funeral Service:

Family Reviewing Hours: 9:00am - 9:45am

Funeral Service: 10:00am

Saturday August 25, 2018 
Mound Cemetery of Brooklyn Center
3515 69th Ave North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Lutheran Church of The Master 
1200 69th Ave North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430


Kederick Bettie                         682-248-1197
Memmie Peal                           443-804-3248
Harrietta Bettie Bassar             612-432-2286
Genevieve Kerkula Giddings      701-320-6864

Florida Contact:
Patience Kerkula Link            904-258-8419

Liberia Contacts:
Williette Bettie -                   011231886817555
Liz Addy -                            011231770200025
Joanna Kerkula Kermah        011231886484141
Manston Kerkula                  011231775530514

Donation Information:
Grace E. Bettie Memorial Fund  
Account # 6999661652 Wells Fargo Bank
Grace Elizabeth Bettie GoFundMe

Wake keeping: Sky Blue & White
Gracie Tee shirts will be available for a donation

Sky Blue & White

Hotel Accomodations:
The following hotels are in close proximity (within 5 minutes) to the wake and funeral venue.
Please call to negotiate rates.

Embassy Suites by Hilton 
6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
(763) 560-2700

Country Inn & Suites
2550 Freeway Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

(763) 561-0900

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