Betty Carter Bratton, 90, died January 29, 2024, at her home in Keysville, VA.  She was born on July 28, 1933 in Martinsville, VA.  The daughter of the late James Louis Carter, and Allie Philpott Carter, of Martinsville, VA.  Betty graduated from Martinsville High School, Class of 1952.  After graduating from high school, Betty married her childhood sweetheart, Don Lee Bratton.  They recently celebrated 69 years of marriage in December 2023. Surviving in addition to her husband (Don), Betty has a sister, Sue Hodges, of Bassett, VA; her sons, David Bratton, of Richmond, VA (Margaret); James Bratton, of Wake Forest (Chrissy); and daughter Susan Carson, of Rockville, VA (Mark); five grandchildren; James Bratton, Matthew Bratton, Angela Poole, Jessie Carson, and Emily Bratton; along with six great-grandchildren: Kameran, Jackson, Emma, Allie Sue, McCoy and Avery.

Betty lived in multiple states over the years, including Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, California, Texas, and Virginia. She was a kind and loving friend to all who knew her, and was an adoring and doting grandmother to all of her grand and great-grandchildren. Betty for many years, served as a volunteer at the Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, VA.

A service of remembrance will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, February 5, at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, in Keysville, VA. To those who wish to remember Betty in a special way, contributions can be made in her memory to the Charlotte County Cancer Society.  Arrangements by Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, VA.


Condolence Messages

  1. Cecile Amos

    29 January 2024 3 weeks ago

    Betty was a great friend and good neighbor. Her kindness extended to caring for their yard and feeding the birds and wildlife of all kinds and always having dog biscuits for the neighborhood dogs. She will be missed by all.


    30 January 2024 3 weeks ago


  3. Pat Stone

    30 January 2024 3 weeks ago

    Betty was a fine lady and will be greatly missed in our neighborhood. Prayers for Don and the family.

  4. Nelson and Vicki Cardwell

    01 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and sympathy.

  5. Lonnette Layne & Family

    03 February 2024 3 weeks ago

    Prayers for the family! Mrs Bratton was such a sweet lady!

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