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Betty Wright Cunningham

October 23, 1928 — August 17, 2020

Betty Wright Cunningham

Betty Wright Cunningham went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday August 17, 2020 at her residence in Republican Grove, VA.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on October 23, 1928 and was 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Wright and the late Gracie Martin Wright. She was married to the late Robert G. Cunningham.

 

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove.  Betty retired as the owner and cook of Crescent Restaurant in Brookneal, Va. She was at her happiest when she cooked, read and worked in her garden. Her beautiful life and love will be forever cherished by her family and friends.

 

Betty Wright Cunningham is survived by:

Her Son

Robert B. Cunningham and wife Judy of Nathalie

Four Grandchildren

Dawn C. Shelton and husband David of Gretna

Angela C. Lambert and husband Richard of Gretna

Tamara W. Neal and husband Kevin of South Boston

Michelle W. Douglas and husband David of Nathalie

Five Great Grandchildren

Amanda C. Childress (Justin), Cori L. Neal, Calli M. Neal, C.J. Claiborne (Whitney), and Kaitlyn G. Claiborne

Two Great Great Grandchildren

Madelyn Childress and Lynleigh Claiborne

 

***Preceded in death by***

Her Children

Gayle C. Wade and Michael K. Cunningham

Brother

Walter L. Wright

 

A funeral service will be held Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove Church with the Rev. Zak Ford and Rev. Shelton Miles officiating. Burial to follow in church cemetery. In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, wearing mask and social distancing are suggested.

 

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 20, one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at her home.

 

For memorials please consider North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, 4201 Leda Grove Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577 or First Baptist Church of Republican Grove, 4210 Leda Grove Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577, Sentara Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

 

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

 

Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, August 20, 2020

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of Republican Grove

2201 Leda Grove Rd, Nathalie, VA 24577

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of Republican Grove

2201 Leda Grove Rd, Nathalie, VA 24577

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