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Betty Ruth Thomas Davis

December 29, 1936 — January 24, 2023

Betty Ruth Thomas Davis, age 86, died on January 24, 2023.  Betty is pre-deceased by her husband of 57 years, Melvin Ott Davis, her parents Wilber A. and Bessie O. Thomas, brothers Ran and Gene, sisters-in-law Ray and Mary Alice, and brother-in-law Roland.  Additionally, she is pre-deceased by her Davis brothers-in-law Richard, Earl, Bill, Tip, Howard, Johnnie, and Herbert, sisters-in-law Beth, Jane, and Anne, nephews Dickie, Andrew, and John, cousin Debbie, and daughter-in-law Frances Chewning Davis.


Betty is survived by her children, Susan K. Davis, Karren Davis Streagle (Tim), Richard J. Davis (Maureen), her grandchildren Andrew, Matthew, Mattison, and Lauren, great-grandson Landon,  sister Lois Clary, and sister-in-law Emily Steed.  Numerous Thomas and Davis nieces and nephews are also among her survivors.


Betty was a beach lover who spent many summers on the Outer Banks with family and friends.  She was a visual artist who loved oil paints and colored pencils.  As a musician, she was a soprano who played the piano and auto-harp.  Betty had a wicked sharp wit and joyful spirit that she easily shared with everyone. 


Betty’s funeral will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 11:00 am at Williams Funeral Home, 410 Windsor Avenue, Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868.  Graveside service will follow immediately after the funeral at the Bethel Church Cemetery, 9783 Boydton Plank Road, Alberta, VA 23821.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prayer Shawl Ministry at the Chester United Methodist Church at 12132 Percival Street, Chester, Virginia, 23831.


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Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Williams Funeral Home and Crematory

410 Windsor Ave., Lawrenceville, VA 23868

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