Betty Crockett Gillie
Betty Crockett Gillie
  • March 4, 1929 - December 24, 2017
  • Richmond, Virginia

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GILLIE, Betty Crockett, 88, of Richmond, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, William D. Gillie, Jr.; as well as eight brothers. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Gayle Meadows (Dave), Kathy Allen (Larry), and Dru Gillie (Elizabeth); sister, June Crockett Browne (Garry); and brother, Ralph Crockett. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Tracy, Jason, Kathryn, and Margaret; and ten great-grandchildren. Betty was a native of Crockett's Cove, Va. and a 1950 graduate of Radford College. Betty retired as Secretary/Treasurer of Power Equipment Company. She was a 55 year member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, and served as church clerk, deacon, WMU president, and on the kitchen committee. While being a homemaker was her major priority, she also was a substitute teacher, PTA and Band Booster president. Betty and Bill moved to the Masonic Home of Virginia in 2000 and truly valued their friends and community. Betty's family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care received from her caregivers. A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11 am at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston, Va. 23150. A Celebration of Life will follow at 1 pm at Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, 2010 Carlisle Ave, Richmond, Va. 23231, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, or the Masonic Home of Virginia, 500 Masonic Lane, Richmond, Va. 23223. Online condolences may be conveyed at