Bette Purser
1927 - 2021
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel
Jacksonville, FL
Bette Crosby Purser went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 11, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL. She was born in Savannah, GA on April 6, 1927, to Virginia and John Crosby. She moved to Jacksonville in 1940 and she attended Landon High School, graduating in 1943.
She married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) F. Purser Sr. in June of 1948. They were married for 66 years until Bobby passed in January 2015.
Bette was a wonderful, loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her son Robert (Buz) Purser, Jr. (Priscilla), granddaughters, Paige Overby (Mike) and Stacy Williams (Michael), and great granddaughter Preston Williams and great grandson Cameron Williams.
Bette and Bobby were members of Deermeadows Baptist Church. They were longtime residents and members of the Deerwood Country Club where she enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and bridge. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents and stepfather, Christie Edwards, her husband Bob, and sister Ginger Hollywood.
The Family will be having a private celebration of life on April 23, 2021 at Deermeadows Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Deermeadows Baptist Church, 9780 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please visit to leave words of comfort for the family. Arrangements under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, 4801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904)-737-7171.
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