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Bessie L. WRIGHT Obituary
POQUOSON - Bessie Lou "Betty" Wright, 84, a native of Asheville, N.C., and Poquoson resident for 28 years, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hampton, and worked as a caterer at Farm Fresh in Kiln Creek up until three weeks ago.
Bessie began her career in the food industry in 1952 with A&P Tea Co. in downtown Hampton. She later moved on to Lou Smith grocery store and then to Farm Fresh as a district buyer. During her 27 years at Farm Fresh she has been recognized by many organizations in the community. She was awarded a certificate and medal from the U.S. Army for her work at an event at Fort Eustis. Due to her excellent customer service and recognition of her peers, Betty received the Farm Fresh Presidential Award for 2011. Her customer service was second to none and she has been considered truly one of a kind.
Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Wright; parents, Jessie and Daisy Kitchin; three brothers, and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Watson and husband, Marvin, of Poquoson; three grandchildren, Amber Tompkins and husband, Doug, Brandy Watson, and Christian Watson, all of Poquoson; three great-grandchildren, Brady Owen, Colin Tompkins, and Levi Watson; two sisters, Nancy Jean Shields, of Hampton and Sarah Swanson, of Amherst, Va.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at First Presbyterian Church on Armistead Ave., Hampton, by Dr. Michael T. Condrey. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News.
Memorial contributions may be made to the , 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606. Online condolences to www.claytorrollins.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from June 24 to June 25, 2012
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