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Betty Jo Nelson Babb
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1933
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 2006

CHESAPEAKE - Betty Jo Nelson Babb, 72, of the 3200 block of Hornsea Road, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2006. A native of Muenberg, KY, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Emma Geish Nelson. She was a faithful and loving member of Woodland Heights Baptist Church and it's Esther Bible Class. Her exemplary life was characterized by a gracious smile and a most loving disposition. Surviving are her loving husband of 55 years, Melvin L. Babb, Sr.; two sons, Melvin L. Babb, Jr. and his wife, Deborah and Robert Wayne Babb and his wife, Charlene; and three grandchildren, Megan L. Vanderberry and her husband, Keith, Ashley Nicole Babb, and Anthony Fuller, all of Chesapeak; two sisters, Ruby Gregory of Indianapolis, IN and Faye Meeks and her husband, Billy of Greenfield, IN; and one brother, Junior Ray Nelson and his wife, Norma of Kingston, TN. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Armour, Retha Meeks, Shirley Frances, and Nancy Barker and one brother, William Earl Nelson. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Woodland Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Barnes officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Heights Baptist Church, 529 Providence Road, Chesapeake, VA 23325. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Charles Maresh and Nurse Heather for the special care given to their wife and mother during her illness. Please share a memory with the family at

Obituary, Graham Funeral Home
Family links: 
  James H. Nelson (1903 - 1993)
  Emma C. Gish Nelson (1904 - 1981)
  James Nelson Babb (1956 - 2005)*
  Dorothy Nell Nelson Armour (1925 - 1989)*
  Betty Jo Nelson Babb (1933 - 2006)
  Nancy Barker (1938 - 1997)*
  Shirley Thornburgh Francis (1941 - 2000)*
  Junior Nelson (1944 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Memorial Park
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Apr 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18788174
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