Betty Elizabeth Sapp

July 18, 1941 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Betty Sapp, 81, of Red Bank, NJ, formerly of Pinehurst, NC, passed away Friday, August 5, 2022.
Born in Glendon, NC to William and Lessie Mae Oldham, Betty was a 2019 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She owned and operated Carolina Interiors in Pinehurst, NC for many years.
Betty was an accomplished decorator and artist who loved to spend time at the beach reading historical fiction, indulging her fascination with archeology, and traveling.  
In her professional career as the CEO of The Society of American Florists, she spent time with Heads of State, Presidents and First Ladies of the United States while lobbying Congress for legislation that supported Growers, Importers and Retailers across the Floral Industry. In retirement, Betty lived in Pinehurst, NC where she enjoyed spending time with and entertaining family and friends. Betty was involved with the Village of Pinehurst by serving on the Planning and Zoning Board and the Board of Adjustment. Betty also held leadership roles with the Carolina Philharmonic and Friend to Friend, whose mission is to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking rebuild their lives. 
 Beloved wife of the late Col. Carey Davenport Sapp, Jr, (USAF) who predeceased her in 1985. Loving mother of Steven Sapp and wife Kathy of Tinton Falls, NJ, Trey Sapp and wife Kristin of Chester Springs, PA, Gwendy Hutchinson and husband Thomas Kenneth of Southern Pines, NC and the late Frederick Leon Hahn. Cherished grandmother of 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 
Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to: Friend to Friend, PO Box 1508, Carthage, NC 28327 or online at

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