Betty Anne Harrison Crocker

Published 9:47 am Friday, March 29, 2013

IVOR—Betty Anne Harrison Crocker, 80, the wife of John R. Crocker, Sr. for 62 years, passed away on March 28, 2013 in Sentara Obici Hospital. She was born April 5, 1932, in Portsmouth, Va., to the late Paul D. and Bertha Carr Harrison. Betty was a graduate of Windsor High School.

Betty was a member of Central Hill Baptist Church. She was a former Sunday School Teacher, GA Leader and WMU Director. Betty served as a Moderator of the Blackwater Baptist Association and on the Virginia Baptist Mission Board for two terms. She was a WMU Director for 10 years. She served as Women Chairman of the Isle of Wight Farm Bureau for 10 years and on the State Women’s Committee. Betty also served as a Delegate to several National Conventions and worked on Juvenile Conference Committees as a volunteer for Isle of Wight County.

Betty enjoyed her family, farm life, community and Christian service and was devoted to her husband, John Raleigh.

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by a brother, J.J. Harrison. She is survived by her daughters, Judith C. Wells and husband, Robert and Victoria C. Wyatt; sons, John R, Crocker, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, Larry D. Crocker and wife, Peggy and Steven W. Crocker and wife, Annette; sister, Virginia H. Pierce Craig; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Life Celebration Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Central Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of John R. Crocker, Sr.

Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield, VA.