Bettie Creech Cross, 86, of Colonial Heights, Va., formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Born in Blackville, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Boyd Creech and Lois Nevils Creech.
Bettie was preceded in death by her twin brother, and a grandson who died in infancy.
Bettie graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, and was employed many years by the Virginia Beach Public School System in Virginia Beach, Va. Bettie enjoyed volunteering for the Red Cross, public libraries, and elementary schools. While living in Virginia Beach, Bettie attended the London Bridge Baptist Church, but took great pride in being a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Blackville. As a military wife, Bettie established a home in many different locations and always enjoyed raising her children and playing bridge with friends.
Bettie is survived and leaves precious memories to her daughter, Cherin (John) Taylor of Prince George, Va., Bonnie (Michael) DelBalzo of Winchester, Va.; son, Lonnie (Debra) Cross of Smithfield, Va.;
Bettie will be greatly missed by her children, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Smalls Funeral Home & Crematory, Va. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Blackville Cemetery with the Reverend Dr. Thomas Terry officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the Blackville Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 365, Blackville,
Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, Colonial Heights, Va., was in charge of arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 5/14/14
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