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Betty H. Denson

October 28, 1928 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 90)

Rocky Mount

Following a wonderful and fulfilling life that spanned almost 100 years, Betty H. Denson, age 90, took her rest and was called Home to her Savior Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Nash UNC HealthCare. Born with a servant's heart, Betty dearly loved her church, family and friends. Her gift of hospitality was a blessing to others over the years as she opened her heart and home to many visiting missionaries, pastors, and friends. With a fun and colorful personality, Betty brought much joy and laughter to those in her company and was known for her keen Bridge playing skills. She left us with many smiles, much laughter, and sweet tears of gratitude for having had her in our lives. While her presence here will be sorely missed amongst family and friends, the assurance of her presence with her Lord is a great comfort and we rest knowing we will see her again.

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, W.A. Denson; daughter, Jan Thompson, and three brothers. She leaves a lifetime of treasured memories for her daughter, Terry Carney (Rich) of Charlotte; sons, Scott Denson (Donna) of Mt. Airy, and Jon Denson (Sherry) of Rocky Mount; son-in-law, James Thompson of Rocky Mount; and sister, Bruce Viverette of Mint Hill.

Betty was especially proud of her grandchildren: Richard Carney, Sarah Gillenwater, Kimberly Carlson, Hannah Love, Amanda Moncus, Andrew Denson, Laura Denson, Alex Chapman, and Aubrey Denson. She will also be greatly missed by several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and family friends.

Betty's life will be remembered with a memorial service at 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 18 at Crossroads Baptist Church. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Rocky Mount Meals On Wheels, PO Box 7611, Rocky Mount, NC  27804

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