Bettie Taylor Brightwell

Published 12:20 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bettie Taylor Brightwell 75 of Farmville, VA passed away on Dec. 29, 2017.

She was born on July 13, 1942 to the late Robert E. and Helen Hurt Taylor.

She was in the first graduating class of Prince Edward Academy.

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Her hobbies were cake decorating, making wreaths and roller skating. She loved to eat ice cream and milkshakes and always loved to share. She was happily married to her husband of 57 years Collie D. Brightwell Jr. She worked for 26 years at Amelia Dress Factory and later retired from Prince Edward Elementary school as an instructional assistant.

She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter Lisa Carol Brightwell Cortazar (Robert), 4 grandchildren; Morgan, Katharine and Travis Schneider, Mahtaya Davis, a sister-in-law Jackie Taylor of Hampton, VA, a brother-in-law William McCraw of Pamplin, VA, a brother-in-law R.D. Brightwell (Lucy) of Farmville and a sister-in-law Phyllis B. Druen.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Taylor, sister Jean McCraw, brother-in-law Wilson Druen, and sister-in-law Jean B. Mason (Forest).

Family will receive friends on Jan. 5, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. in Puckett Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held on Jan. 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Farmville Church of Christ.

Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.