Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 26, 2009
Evangelist Betty Goodman Graves, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 in Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital. She was born May 22, 1925 to the late Dock & Lucille Porter Goodman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Graves, two sons, Arthur LaValle, Dwight Darnell and one daughter, Johnette Lee.
She was a native of Nansemond County and a faithful member of Little Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her three sons, Marvin Lee (Jackie), Melvin Earl (Deloris), Reginald Brazel (Roberta); 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at noon Friday at Little Bethel Baptist Church, Suffolk. Viewing will be held Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Shivers Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the church.
The interment will be held at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk.