Elizabeth "Bettie" Keller Jones, 78, passed Thursday, February 16, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband James Stanton Jones Jr.; father, Morris C. Keller Sr ;mother, Martha Adams Keller; sister, Dorothy M. Keller; brother, Morris C. Keller, Jr. (Kippy) and wife Beth. She is survived by her sons, Mark C. Jones with his children Tyler and Caylin of Roanoke and Adam P. Jones (Jason) of Richmond; her brother James F. Keller (Patricia) of Cumberland; nieces, Jordan Ralston (Bennie) and Madison Lewis and (Sean "Porkchop").
Bettie graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1966, where she met her husband Jim. They loved each other deeply and truly and were happily married for 38 years before his passing. She was a devoted member of St. Luke's UMC, where she spent years with the preschool program, Mothers Morning Out (MMO). She loved being a teacher, and decades of children benefitted from her kindness, patience, and laughter.
Visitation will be held at Bennett and Barden Funeral home in Powhatan Tuesday, February 21, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. A graveside funeral service will be 1 pm Wednesday at Hatcher Church Cemetery in Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, askccf.org or Make-A-Wish, wish.org