She was born July 21, 1932 in Pitt County, NC. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth C. Fitzgerald; two daughters, Peggy Jarratt Moore and husband, JR and Kay Jarratt Cox; four grandchildren, Heather Fincham and husband, John, Jason Cox and wife, Tatiane, Crystal Graham and husband, Chris and Kelly Cox and husband, Daniel; four great-grandchildren, Brady and Carly Fincham and Breann and Chase Riddle; a brother, Onnie Woodruff and wife, Brenda; three sisters, Shelia Pierce and husband, Bob, Ann Floyd and husband, Luke and Evelyn Moore; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Fitzgerald was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Verna Woodruff; her first husband, Arthur Jarratt, a granddaughter; four brothers and two sisters.
Betty was a member of High Hills Baptist Church in Jarratt and in the past three years attended Wayside Baptist Church in Waynesboro.
A hardworking lady, she managed a grocery store for over thirty years and eventually managed the store she owned. She loved gardening, sewing, singing and dancing and spending as much time as she could with her family and friends. Her smile will be remembered by everyone she knew as her personality could radiate a room where everyone could feel her love.
The funeral service will be held 12 noon on Thursday, December 22 at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd, Jarratt, Virginia where the family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at High Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eight Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (www.alzfdn.org).