Obituary of Bette Jean Gay
Bette Jean Gay, 88, went to be with the Lord on June 12, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Roanoke and was the daughter of the late William James Gay and Louise Anna Dean Gay. She was also preceded in death by her daughters Kim Reid and Leslee Waid along with her 7 brothers and 5 sisters.
Bette was a gentle and compassionate soul who cared for people and animals during their time of need. She enjoyed writing letters, reading and working crossword puzzles.
She will be greatly missed and remembered by her son, Ronald Goode; several nieces and nephews; her grandchildren Billy Bowen (Chuck), Bobby Jo St. Clair, Deanna Byroade and grandson Michael Reid; great-grandchildren, Sativa, Amaya, Taylor, Sage, Kaid, Sebastian, Indica, Ava, Addy and Aden; 3 great-greatgrandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday, June 21, 2021 at Simpson Funeral Home from 3-5 p.m. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. (540)366-0707.