Betty Pridgen

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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WILLIAMSBURG – Betty Pridgen, 73, passed away on Sept. 23, 2022. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Madison Pridgen; her parents, Matt and Lucille Drewry; and her sister, Brenda Rae Fennell.

A graduate of Southampton High School, Betty went on to earn her bachelors degree from Barton College. She retired from Colonial Williamsburg after working for many years as a historical interpreter. An avid reader, Betty also loved animals, drawing and traveling the world. Betty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be missed by her husband of 50 years, Kenny Pridgen; her son, Lee Pridgen (Racheal); daughter, Alyson Pridgen (Farris Loutfi); and her grandchildren, Lucas, Emily and Wyatt Pridgen.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road in Williamsburg. Memorial contributions in Betty’s honor may be made to Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185; Boykins Baptist Church, 32057 Main Street, Boykins, VA 23827; Boykins Methodist Church, 32167 S. Main Street, Boykins, VA 23827; or the Boykins Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 18127 N. Railroad Avenue, Boykins, VA 23827. Condolences may be shared at