Betty Jane-Walker-Obituary

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Betty Jane Reed Walker

Roanoke, Virginia


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Oakey’s North Chapel - Roanoke Obituary

Betty Jane Reed Walker, 90, of Bedford, Va., went to be with our Lord on Friday, October 4, 2019. She was affectionately known as Nanny to most family.

Betty was being cared for by the wonderful staff at Bedford County Nursing Home. She was originally from Botetourt County, Va.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Walker of Buchanan, Va.; and her parents, Roy and Clara Reed.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Walker Turner and husband, David F. Turner, of Bedford, Va.; brother, Jimmy Reed of Cloverdale; grandsons, Shawn McNulty and Bryan McNulty; granddaughter, Heather Higgins of Kentucky; and three great-grandchildren, Odin McNulty, Rosalee Higgins and Arthas Higgins. She leaves many family members and friends whom she lost due to Alzheimer’s.

Betty loved her family and her church. She loved doing crafts, cooking for family, cruises and shopping.

A Graveside Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her honor to Thaxton Baptist Church, 1067 Penicks Mill Road, Thaxton, VA 24174. Online condolences may be made at


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I am so sorry about Betty's passing. She was one of my mother's favorite people and was one of the friends that Mama was constantly talking about when she would return from church services. Betty became one of my favorite people, too and we had a lot in common, especially our love of Jesus. I am looking forward to the Day when we will all be reunited and will never part again!

I've known Betty since I was a very small child & she was the sweetest lady. Whenever I was at Cloverdale Church of The Brethren I always looked for her. Our families knew each other for 4 generations. I was saddened to hear of her declining health & her passing. My deepest condolences to her family & friends & all who had the pleasure of knowing Betty.
Cecilia Deel Barton

I knew Betty, when she was still a member of the Cloverdale Church of the Brethren. She also loved to do crafts and I still own some of the earrings I bought from her! She was always a joy to be around and I was saddened to hear that her memories had begun to fade. I pray that God will bring comfort to her daughter and family. I also know her brother, Jimmy Reed, and I know he will miss her dearly. May you find comfort in your memories of her and her love of her family.

Betty Jane was my first cousin and she also had a sweet nature. I'm so sorry that she had to leave this world from this awful disease Alzheimer's. My prayer got out to her daughter and family at this time of sorrow.