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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)
Mrs. Lena Betterton Saunders of Halifax, VA passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Sentara Woodview Nursing Home. She was born June 11, 1922 in Halifax County, VA and was 98 years old. She was the daughter of the late John Bell McCormick and the late Mary Ellen Jones McCormick. She was married first to the late John T. Betterton, Sr. and then to the late Holt Lester Saunders.
She was a member of the Winns Creek Baptist Church where she was known as Mrs. Santa Claus. She was awarded the State Volunteer award and was nominated for the Governor’s award for volunteering. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer with Mental Health.
Mrs. Lena Betterton Saunders is survived by:
Rebecca Ferrell of Raleigh, NC
Brenda McDowell and husband Tommy of South Boston
Claire Ferris and husband Mike of Roxboro, NC
Penny Cox and husband Bobby of Alton, VA
John Thomas Betterton, Jr. and wife Bonnie of Clayton, NC
Host of Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren
***Preceded in death by***
Three sons, John Howard Betterton, Ricky Gene Betterton and Michael Wayne Betterton
One daughter, Martha Ann Langford
Nine brothers and sisters
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at the Winns Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Harvey Spencer and the Rev. Jim Kopco officiating. In keeping with CDC guidelines facemask and social distancing are recommended.
The family will receive friends following the service.
For memorials please consider the Winns Creek Baptist Church.
Online memorials may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com
Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Powell Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.