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Born September 24, 1941 in Church Creek, she was the daughter of the late Lena R. Willey and Robert W. Willey, Sr.
Betsy attended the local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the Class of 59.
On April 2, 1961, Betsy married her sweetheart Morris “Johnny” Willey. Together they enjoyed nearly 52 years of marriage. Betsy and Johnny did everything together, they were inseparable. The loss of her husband in March of this year took a heavy toll on her health.
Family was of most importance in Betsy’s life. She was a devoted wife to Johnny, a loving mother to her three children, mom to her son in law and daughter in law and a wonderful grandmother to her grandkids.
Surviving are three children Robert and wife Jane of Vienna, John of Cambridge and Lori Bell and husband Mike of Mardela Springs; grandchildren Ashley Willey and Matthew Bell; brothers Levin Willey(Diane) and Eldridge Willey(Faye); a sister in law and best friend Brenda Willey Fritz and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Also cherishing her memory is Mark A. Jester Jr. who was like a son to her.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband is a brother Robert W. Willey, Jr. and a special cousin M. Carolyn Willey who was like a sister to her.
A visitation with family will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
In lieu of flowers donations in the memory of Betsy can be made to the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High St., Cambridge, MD 21613 to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Posted by: D Beckett To Miss Lena`s Children, I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family and friends. Please know that the God of all comfort has loving concern and cares for you at this time. 2 Corinthians 1:4 and 1 Peter 5:7 09/18/2013 Posted by: Linda (Willey) Reeves Cousin Betsy is at peace now with her beloved Husband,Brother Father & Mother. Sending comfort to her brothers and children at this difficult time. Love, Linda Reeves 09/12/2013 Posted by: Brenda G.Willey Fritze Betsy, you will be so missed, a friend,and a sister. So glad your at peace with God.Go & be with your loved ones in heaven! Give them all a special hug from me. Be sure to plant a specisl hug & kiss on your brother for me & of course one for my daddy. Betsy you know the rest as my sister & thank you for always being my special sister forever. Your children will be okay because you taught to be okay,Will miss you dearly! Much Love to you & your family !!! 09/12/2013 Posted by: Timmy and Laura Seabrease Lori and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless 09/12/2013 Posted by: Donna Fitzhugh Fleetwood i am so sorry to hear about aunt Betsy passing. she was a wonderful,caring person. i will keep the family in my prayers. 09/11/2013 Posted by: LUCILLE NADILO NATIELLO TO THE WILLEY FAMILY, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND ESPECIALLY IN THE TIME FRAME WHEN YOUR FATHER PASS (MY UNCLE). MAY SHE BE AT PEACE. THE GOOD LORD HAS BLESSED THOSE WHO HAVE KNOWN BOTH YOUR MOTHER AND FATHER..WELL UNCLE JOHNNY, YOU NOW HAVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL BRIDE WITH YOU NOW.. (AUNT BETSY) YOU WILL BE MISSED... BUT KNOW THAT OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.GOD BLESS 09/11/2013 Posted by: Pam Cusick You will surely be missed prayers to all of you 09/10/2013 Posted by: Debbie Haliw & Uncle Meade Sending our warmest thoughts and condolences to the Willey family. I'm glad to have seen my cousin Betsy one last time last year when she got us to look at pumpkin carvings at the C.W.C. She made me laugh. She was a delightful lady. 09/10/2013 Posted by: Steve Abbott So sorry to hear about Miss Bsety,Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Steve and Karen Abbott 09/10/2013 Posted by: Wendy Wingate / Schasel I will always remember how kind and loving she was. When I had problems with my ex I was always welcomed there. God bless her. 09/10/2013 Posted by: Buddy & Barb Mowbray John and Family: We were sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady who was very devoted to her family. She will be missed by many. 09/10/2013 Posted by: patti aunt liz will be missed by the willey family greatly.sorry for the loss. she is up in heaven with uncle johnny. love her and him both.RIP 09/10/2013 Posted by: Katie and Eddie Lloyd We are so sorry to hear about Betsy. Her and Aunt Becky and Uncle Robert came to our house all the time when we were kids. I remember so many good times with her and her brothers. Her family and friends will miss her. Katie and Eddie 09/10/2013 Posted by: Roy & Pat Riggins So sorry to hear of Betsy's passing. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the family. May God comfort you in this time of need. 09/10/2013 Posted by: elsie and dan lee 09/10/2013 Posted by: SAM AND PEGGY HORSEMAN 09/09/2013 Posted by: Pam Gray Now go walk thru the Heavens with Uncle Johnny for eternaly. Take your time and say hello to everyone from Dougie and I. Love, Pam and brother Doug Willey. 09/09/2013 Posted by: Dawn Henry RIP Aunt Besty.May God provide comfort,peace,and healing to family and friends here on earth. 09/09/2013
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