Betty Jean Stone, always fashionable and the life of the party

Betty Jean Stone
Betty Jean Stone

Betty Jean Stone went to her heavenly home Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. She was born in Lumberton, N.C., to the late Vincent Earl and Athea Townsend Stone.

She was also predeceased by her husband of 49 years, George W. Stone Jr.; and daughter-in-laws, Victoria Lee Stone and Pamela Carter Stone.

Betty was a county girl, who was raised on a farm and brought to the city when she was seven years old during World War II. She was a graduate of Norview High School and then pursued a career in bookkeeping. She never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with everyone.

Always fashionable and the life of the party, she could dance the socks off of anyone, except her husband. In addition to shopping and her beloved dogs, her interests were crafting, antiquing, jewelry making and traveling…even on the back of a motorcycle. She was actively involved in many organizations throughout her life including the Homestead Women’s Club, Red Hat Society and Daughter’s of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her brother, H. Kenneth Stone, and his wife, Ann Marie Funda; children, Holly Stone Longtin, and her husband, Mike, George David Stone, Michael Thomas Stone and Mia Stone Adams, and her husband, Daniel; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

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