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Bettie Ann Sipe

Born: Thu., Aug. 25, 1938
Died: Mon., Dec. 26, 2011

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Bettie Ann (Yancey) Sipe, 73, of Buckingham died Monday, December 26, 2011 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville. She was born on August 25, 1938 in Nelson County, the daughter of the late Elsie Wells. She was married to the late Earl Henry Sipe, who preceded her in death on November 22, 2007. Mrs. Sipe was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she devoted much of her time to them. She was retired from Sprint (now Century Link) in Charlottesville, where she had worked for many years and had also worked for Acme Visible Records in Crozet for several years. She had formerly attended Brown's Cove United Methodist Church in Crozet. In addition to her mother and husband, Bettie was preceded in death by a son, Steven Duncan and a daughter, Patsy Sipe. Survivors include six children, Gary Sipe and wife, Stephanie of Crozet, Corbin Gunsallus and wife, Diane of Charlottesville, Jeffrey Gunsallus and wife, Marcia of Scottsville, Joan Wynn of Kents Store, Gail Murphy and husband, William of Richmond, and Rochelle Sipe of Buckingham; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren; two brothers, Ronnie Wells of Staunton and Donnie Wells of Batesville; a niece; a nephew; and a host of friends and extended family. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home in Scottsville with Pastor Keith Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Nelson County. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 PM, Wednesday evening, December 28 at Thacker Brothers Funeral Home and at other times at the residence. The family would like to give special thanks to Corbin and Jeff Gunsallus for all of their love and care that they showed their mother and to her granddaughter, Amy Snow for taking such wonderful care of her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bettie's name to the Charlottesville a" Albemarle SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901-1491. Family and friends may share memories and photos online at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
So sorry for your loss Joan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Betty and Phil

   Posted Wed December 28, 2011
To Bettie's family,Im so sorry for your loss. I worked with her for many years at Centel-Sprint. She was such a good friend and co-worker our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ed and Sue Morris

   Posted Wed January 04, 2012
To the Sipe Family, I had the pleasure of working with Bettie at Centel-Sprint. She was such a sweet spirit and will be miss by all. May God bless and comfort you all at this time.

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