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Wednesday, April 01 2020
Betty Mae Williams Marker

Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 04:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  14 Comments  |  Email
Betty was a special lady. Always helping and encouraging others. Our prayers go out to her family.
Posted by Linda Bagley on 04/01/2020 - 06:26 PM
We are so sorry to hear Betty has passed away. We know she is in the arms of Jesus now. She was always thinking of others, giving her time and sharing her faith. She will be missed by all that knew her. I pray God will comfort all her family and friends, giving His peace and love. ❤️
Posted by Diana Clement on 04/01/2020 - 07:06 PM
Gene, our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry for this great loss. Betty was a sweet lady. She always had a smile and kind words. You made a beautiful couple. Please accept our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Paulette And Bret Bordwell on 04/01/2020 - 07:28 PM
My sympathy is with your family in the passing of Betty. She was such a lovely and thoughtful person to everyone.It was always a pleasure to be with her.
Posted by Nancy Alder on 04/01/2020 - 07:59 PM
Cindy, I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your Mom, but after reading her obituary I can see she was an amazing & giving person. I'm praying for you and your family, and happy in knowing that your Mom is resting in the arms of our Lord.
Posted by John Medley on 04/01/2020 - 08:00 PM
Thoughts and prayers for all of you! Comfort and peace, Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 04/01/2020 - 08:02 PM
So sorry to learn of Mrs. Marker's passing. Many camping trips as a young scout and much learned from this wonderful woman.
Posted by Katrina Clarke Wells on 04/01/2020 - 08:37 PM
Mamá Betty will live on in our hearts forever until we see her in Heav'n again. We praise God she is able to breathe in that fresh Resurrection air and not suffering anymore. My love to her beautiful family that has considered us part of their family. We wish we could be with you to hug each of you. On behalf of the hundreds of Hispanics she loved and taught-- GRACIAS y vaya con Dios, Maestra!!
Posted by Connie, Jonathan, and Juan Carlos Gascón on 04/01/2020 - 08:57 PM
My loved mission partner encouraging me to do and supporting me in mission trip even one where I was hospitalized in South Africa. Love ❤️ you Betty Marker.
Posted by Carolyn Carter on 04/02/2020 - 06:02 AM
This loss is NEVER easy, for us still left behind, but Glorious for Betty. No discomforts, lacks, losses. No pinings. But TOTAL FOCUS! Mission accomplished! Life fulfilled.
Posted by Leroy and Sylvia Bradshaw on 04/02/2020 - 07:50 AM
Gene: Just want you to know I am thinking of you and praying for you as you go through this difficult time. I pray the Lord will comfort you, strengthen you and give you His peace. I am so glad He has promised He will never leave us or forsake us. In His love.
Posted by Sallie S. Wright on 04/02/2020 - 09:25 AM
Penny & Joe and family, Even as we rejoice in your mom being in the presence of our saviour, we're realise this is a great loss for you on our side of heaven. Praying for the Lord's peace and comfort to be with you during this time.
Posted by Jen Janes on 04/03/2020 - 05:01 AM
Oh Penny! I know you will miss her. I hope you had some good time with her. So thankful you were able to go back so often to help care for her.
Posted by Kim Ratliff on 04/03/2020 - 02:56 PM
I only met Betty a few times, but I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with her each time. As she shared parts of her life with me, it was inspirational. I saw that her life story was one made up of a lot of hard work such as taking her firstborn, as a baby, out to fields to be able to keep working! Yet, an even bigger part of her life story was her deep love for her family and her God!I'm proud to have her as part of my grandson's legacy!!
Posted by Cheryl Young on 04/03/2020 - 05:39 PM

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Betty Mae Williams Marker of Kenbridge, VA, was born November 28, 1938 and entered heaven on April 1, 2020  at the age of 81. Betty was a lifelong resident of Lunenburg County where she was actively involved in farming, especially raising tobacco. She loved to garden, raising food and flowers. Her flower gardens were loved by all.  She froze and canned many food items which she generously shared with family and friends. She loved to entertain and feed her family and friends, being particularly known for her delicious desserts. She was predeceased by her parents Leland and Ethel Williams of Victoria.  She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Clarence Eugene Marker, children: Cindy Marker Aune (Ken), Cary, NC; Penny Marker Thompson (Joe), Nashville, TN; Scott Marker (Missy), Kenbridge; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Hank Williams, Lunenburg; Preston Williams, Victoria; Geraldine Glasscock, Keysville, Lois Daniel, Gasburg, Thomas Williams, Weddington, NC. Betty was a member of Kenbridge Baptist Church where she faithfully supported missions. She served as an Acteens leader, introducing teens to missions service. She also traveled to 10 countries on missions trips. She encouraged and inspired many family members to go and serve both in the US and even abroad. At home she taught ESL to many Hispanic immigrants, and served in Disaster Relief Missions. Betty also was a girl scout leader, loving hiking and camping. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Kenbridge Baptist Church Building Fund , P.O. Box 445, Kenbridge, VA  23944 or CMH Community Hospice, P.O. Box 90, South Hill, VA 23970. Betty will be available for viewing Thursday from 11AM to 8PM at the Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge. A private graveside service will be held now. Once the current emergency situation is over, a celebration of her life will be held. Online condolences may be sent at

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