Duty to family outlives caregivers – Rocky Mount Telegram

The future sometimes worries Mary Battle. It is not her future she is concerned with as much as those of her son, niece and nephew. Battle and her husband, Robert Battle Jr., have been caregivers to their son, Edward, 40, his entire life. They also have cared for Robert Battle’s niece, Angela Battle, 38, and nephew, Nathaniel Battle, 40, since 1983. The three adults have varying degrees of mental disability.