obit Mabe, Betty.jpgBetty Ruth Freeman Mabe, age 89, of Golf Course Rd., Spencer, died Friday, June 24, 2016.
She was born in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Joseph Freeman and Betty Lou Grady Freeman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Mabe; five sisters, Alpha Campbell, Janie Slate, Elsie Hodges, Pencie Stowe and Beadie Shelton; and three brothers, George, Hardin, and David Freeman.
She was retired from Pannill Knitting and was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid gardener who loved the outdoors and was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and David Floyd of Martinsville; one son and daughter-in-law, Bernard “Bernie” and Celia Mabe of Winston-Salem, N.C; four grandchildren, Stephanie Brooks, Jeremy Mabe, Jodi Hendrix and Bryan Rakes; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Cassie Martin of Martinsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart with LaRay Smith officiating. Burial was in the Patrick Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.
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