Betty G. Leigh, 86, died peacefully on June 30, 2020 at her home on Aberdeen Creek in Gloucester. She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Irene German of Dutton, and her brother, Donald German.
Betty is survived and loved by her husband of 66 years, Thomas Fred Leigh, and her three children, Teresa Leigh-Zimmerman (Tom), Cathy Walters (John), and David Leigh (Sandy). Her grandchildren and their spouses and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. She also leaves behind her brother, Milton German (Gloria); her sister-in-law, Linda German, and a large extended family.
Betty was mostly a stay at home mom, and some might remember her smile from her working at Rich’s Supermarket, Roses, Wallace Foods, and Fitchett’s Hardware. She always thought of others first, especially Fred and her children. She and Fred enjoyed many trips together and time spent with family at Nags Head. A calm boat ride and reading a good book were also a part of her life. She was of the Baptist faith.
A graveside service, officiated by the Rev. Mike Gray, will be held at Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery on Sunday at 1 p.m. The family asks that attendees will responsibly wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers for their loving care for the past two years.
Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.