Betty D. Hesson
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Betty D. Hesson
  • September 7, 1927 - January 22, 2018
  • Saint Petersburg, Florida

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Betty D. Cotton Hesson, 90, passed away on January 22, 2018. She was born, September 07, 1927 in Niagara Falls, NY, born to Frederick and Mary Cotton. Betty was a homemaker during her time in Niagara Falls, raising 8 children. She spent many summers at the cottage on Lake Ontario with her family, including her extended family; brother in law, Jack (Anna); her sister in law, Betty Hesson Abate, and many nieces and nephews. In 1975, Bill moved his family to Tampa, FL. Betty began her journey of working at Bayshore Baptist Church and met her beloved friend, Annie. Betty continued to stay at her own home until her passing. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill; son, Rick; and brother, Roy Cotton. She is survived by her children, Bill (Kathy), Beverly, Diane (David), Jim (Debbie), Debbie, Donna (Randy), Betty Anne, and Patrick (Anna); grandchildren, Shannon, Stacey, Carrie Ann, Meghan, Kevin, Kelly, Angela, Brandon, Samantha, Nicole, Joey, Zachary, Christopher, Ashley, Courtney, Matthew, and Taylor; 16 great grandchildren, and special niece, Candy Cerrone for her special visits and flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to Bill and Betty's special charities, Shriners Hospital for Children, (https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/tampa/ways-to-give), Meals on Wheels, (https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/take-action/give), and Hospice, (https://lifepathhospice.chaptershealth.org/).