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Betty Box, 82, of Hattiesburg, died Friday, August 16, 2013 at Wesley Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hardy Street Baptist Church of Hattiesburg with a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Box was a member of Hardy Street Baptist Church. She was employed by Kroger Grocery as an office administrator. She loved reading, playing the piano and cooking for family and friends. She enjoyed landscaping her yard with plants and flowers. She was a devoted mother who taught her children how to love and laugh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest and Catherine Harrison.
She is survived by her sons Gene Box of Hattiesburg and Doug (Gwen) Box of Mechanicsville, VA; a daughter, Patrice Box of Pearl; two sisters, Tina (John) Wisdom of Longview, TX and Verna Irwin of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Kristi) Pope of Meridian, Jodi Pope of Meridian, Amanda Box of Hattiesburg, Stephanie Box of Dade City, FL, Tyler Box, Carson Box, and Hayden Hudson, all of Mechanicsville, VA.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Aug. 18, 2013