Bettie M. Mallory

NEWPORT NEWS - Bettie Moore Mallory, loving wife and mother, went to be with her Savior on March 12, 2014. She was born May 29, 1934 in Lynchburg, Va. She was a graduate of Brookville High and worked at Craddock & Terry Shoe Factory until she met her husband of 60 years, Dennis Mallory. They were married in the bride's home on December 25, 1953. After a short honeymoon to Daytona Beach, Florida, they resided on Longhill Road on part of the Mallory farm. There she raised her family and lovingly cared for her younger sister. Bettie was a lover of flowers and birds. She had been a member of James River Baptist Church since 1959. She served in Vacation Bible School and was the WMU Mission Action chairman for over 20 years. She worked with the Seamen's Center, Friendship House, migrant workers, local church ministries, and many other state and global ministries. She is survived by her husband, Dennis; her sister Ann Moore; her daughter Gail and husband, Kent Palmer and their children, Jennifer Warden, Kent Palmer Jr., and A.J. Palmer; her son Steve and his wife Sherri, and their children, Bethany, Seth and Morgan Mallory; her son Frank and his wife Lynn, and their children, Elizabeth and Vaughan Mallory and his wife Amanda. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service on Saturday, March 15 from 2:00-3:20 pm at James River Baptist Church, 4931 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, Va. followed by funeral service at 3:30 pm. Interment will be in Williamsburg Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be given to James River Baptist Church Multiministry Building Fund or Williamsburg Hospice House. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Published in Virginia Gazette on Mar. 14, 2014