Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Sutherland
By preddyfuner36002353, Nov 3 2019 02:56PM
Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Sutherland, 73, passed away November 2, 2019 in Charlottesville. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Edlo Willis and Oakley Virginia Graham Willis, and the wife of the late Michael Craig Sutherland. She was predeceased by a brother, Larry Graham Willis, and a grandson, John William “Will” Clarke. She was a devoted sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, and a dedicated childcare center owner and preschool teacher. Survivors include daughters, Tiffany Sutherland Clarke and husband John Clarke of Crozet, and Valerie Elizabeth Sutherland and companion Gary Mitchell of Blacksburg; sister, Sharon Willis White of Bristol, VA; grandchildren Ted, Andrew and Julia Clarke, and numerous granddogs. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Angels of Assisi Animal Clinics, 415 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, www.angelsofassisi.org/donation-page/.
I worked with Betsy at Malcolm Cole Child Care Center. We were the same age and liked to spend lunchtime talking about our kids & grandkids and discussing books. We liked the same books. I just finished a Mary Alice Monroe book and thought that I should get in touch with Betsy to see if she has read it. As I was dealing with medical issues this past year, I hDn’t Spoken to her recently.
I am so sorry for your loss.