Betty Lee Sheets

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January 1, 1933 ~ October 21, 2023

Born in: Lovettsville, VA
Resided in: Great Falls, VA

Betty Lee Sheets, of Great Falls, VA, passed away
peacefully at home on October 21, 2023 at the age of 90.
Betty was born on January 1, 1933, in Lovettsville, VA, to
the late Louis and Mabel Croson. In her early 20’s, she
moved to Arlington, VA to work for C&P Telephone.
Walking home from work one day, she met a young man,
which lead to a lifelong romance. She soon after married
Russell Sheets, her husband of 68 years.
Russell and Betty moved to Great Falls, VA in the 1960’s
to begin their family of 4 children. Betty was the
ultimate homemaker. She was an avid gardener,
maintaining beautiful flower gardens and growing and
canning vegetables. She was an incredible cook and
loved to host large family gatherings. Betty was active in
her church, playing organ for over 30 years. In her
downtime, Betty loved listening to classic country music
and Elvis, dancing around the kitchen to her favorite
Betty is predeceased by her siblings, Jimmy Croson (wife
Cathy) and sister Bernice Stahlings (husband Charlie).
Along with her husband, Russell, Betty is survived by her
four children: Sharon Hildebrand, David Sheets and wife
Linda, Beverly Moxley and husband Steve, Steve Sheets
and wife Krissy. Betty loved babies and was blessed with
nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Cheryl
Bartley (great-granddaughter, Natalie), David Sheets,
(wife Jennifer and great-grandson, Maddux), Brian
Bartley, Jeremy Sheets (partner Jessica), Wesley Moxley,
Shannon Moxley, Laura Hildebrand (great-
granddaughter, Mikaela), Grant Sheets and Dylan Sheets.
Betty leaves behind her brother-in law, Don Sheets, and
many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will be honoring Betty’s life with a private
“Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go. You
have made my life complete, and I love you so.”
-Elvis Presley

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  1. Aunt Betty was indeed a fabulous cook, and it was always so enjoyable to dine at her house on holidays! My fondest memories are of her playing the organ in church and in her home, and trying to teach us girls how to sing harmony. I know the sorrow of her passing is felt by many, but that is because she was so beloved. I am sure she is singing and dancing in her heavenly home! My prayers are with you all. Love, Donna (Sheets) Dunbar.

  2. I am the eldest daughter of Betty Sheets. I love you mom and i will miss you. I know I will see you again someday.

  3. Mom, I miss you so much it’s almost unbearable but I know you’re in heaven with Jesus and I will see you again someday. I love you so much ❤️

  4. My grandma went to be the lord rest in peace grandma you were the best grandma a grandson could ask for and a wonderful cook

  5. I love you, Grandma. I miss you so much but I am also excited and happy for you because you are in heaven with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I look forward to seeing you again in heaven. Whenever I wake up in the morning, I’ll be thinking of you. Whenever I cook something good in the kitchen, I’ll be thinking of you. Whenever I listen to your CD’s in my car and home CD player, I will be thinking of you. When I go to bed at night, I will be thinking of you and praying for comfort in the fact that I know I will see you again. Thank you Lord Jesus! Praise be to God forever and ever! Btw..nobody cooked like you grandma. Someday I will be feasting with you again but in heaven this time.

  6. To Betty in Heaven I will never forget the kindness you showed me . The little dresses you bought me and my first record Alvin and the chipmunks to go with my little red record player .You and Bernie meant the world to me even more than just my Aunts. Love you for always Janet💜

  7. My Dearest Grandma,

    There are hardly words to tell you how much you mean to me… It all seems so surreal to post here. I almost can’t do it…

    All of my best childhood memories have you in it. You took the very best care of me. So loving and kind. Spending time with you at your kitchen table for hours just talking about little girl things… Helping you cook, you making fresh orange juice when I would stay overnight at your home when I was little.

    You are in my core memories. You are in everything I do. I hope I make you proud. I hope my daughter makes you proud. I will carry you with me always.

    I love you. Forever.

    Until we meet again,
    Cheryl Lynn

    • Cheryl, your words certainly come from your heart and warmed my heart just reading them. Your Grandma loved you so very much and you meant the world to her. We will see her again someday and what a day that will be!! 🌹

  8. My prayers go out to Russell and the family. Betty was a great lady – always so cheerful whenever I called. The pain of losing a loved one is never what we look for, but all is in God’s plan. Whether you knew her as Grandma, Mom, wife, or just friend, the loss is real. She will be missed, but remembered fondly and with love.

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  10. Was saddened to hear of Betty’s passing.
    My mom Marge, used to go by Betty’s house for a visit , years after Marge moved to South Georgia.
    Marge went home in 2010, so I know what Sharon, David, Beverly, and Stevie are going through.
    Glad to hear Russell is still with them.

  11. Russell (and family),
    Had the pleasure of seeing Betty at church for 20 years. She was always smiling and fun to talk to. I remember her saying many times, “growing old is not for sissies” and to her credit she kept coming to church without complaining into her late 80’s despite more pain and a lack of her normal mobility.
    Praying for you Russell as you go through this and we are thankful Betty is with her Lord and Saviour singing again.

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