Betty Hicks Church, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 1, 2024. Betty was born to Noah Aquila and Mary Meadows Hicks on November 10, 1938. She was preceded in death by three great-grandchildren, Aubrey Michael and Adaline Belle Church and Madison Hope Blount; her parents; and her brothers, Edward “Bootsie,” Rhesa, Linwood, Willie, Bennie Lee, Lonnie B. and Billy Ray Hicks.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years, Freddie James Church; son Mike (Audrey), son Larry “Pete”; four grandchildren, Sam Church (Alice), Chelsie Novitske (Dylan), Chris Miller (Brittany), Amanda Blount (Mark); six great-grandchildren, Lily, Levi, Kaylee, Hannah, Sawyer, and Aubree; brother, Raymond Hicks; and sisters, Lucy Evans and Edith Martin.

Betty was a lifelong member of Keysville United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and Granny, a meticulous housekeeper, seamstress and an amazing cook. Betty proudly spent thirty-six years in her salon, Betty’s Beauty Shop, doing many clips and curls. Outside of her salon, she would often be found in the stands cheering on her grandchildren at all their ball games and recitals. Her greatest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren, and she would take any opportunity to brag about how much she loved them.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, with interment to follow in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery, Keysville, VA. The family will receive friends at the home following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Robbie Pryor

    03 April 2024 2 months ago

    Freddie and all the family, I was so very sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. I know she had a great reception in Heaven. I will certainly miss talking to her. She and Freddie treated me as one of their own. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you His comfort and peace. Love all of you!

    Robbie Pryor


    04 April 2024 2 months ago


  3. Frieda T Whirley

    04 April 2024 2 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

  4. Levi miller

    04 April 2024 2 months ago

    I miss you granny I should been but I couldn’t I love in living memory

  5. Daphne and Margaret Kirtley

    04 April 2024 2 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. The family is in our prayers. GOD BLESS

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