Betty Taylor


Mrs. Betty Pruitt Taylor, 84, of Guilford, wife of the late Henry Lee Pruitt and Daniel Lee “Dang” Taylor, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation in Parksley.

Born Oct. 19, 1938, in Locustville, she was the daughter of the late Howard Kern Shreaves and the late Stella Lucille Lewis Shreaves.

Betty was an LPN, which she made her life’s work, helping take care of those in need. She began her career with the former Accomack County Nursing Home, where she was proud to share that she helped make the beds for the very first time before opening. She continued nursing at Quail Run in Nelsonia and retired from Northampton-Accomack Memorial Hospital (NAM) in Nassawadox as a charge nurse.

Betty was a loyal and devoted member of Hall’s Chapel Church in Sanford, where she was very active, had served on the Board, and sang in the choir.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Betty was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lou Chew and David Chew; daughter, Virginia Taylor “Jenny Lee” Thornes; sisters, Juanita Wessells and Madeline Lane; brother, Preston Shreaves; and grandson, David Raymond Chew Jr.

She is survived by her children, Tammie Noyes and husband, Ray, of Exmore, David Pruitt and wife, Sherry, of Temperanceville, and Danny Ray Taylor and wife, Elsie, of Guilford; son-in-law, Woodrow “Woody” Thornes Sr. of Guilford; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families.

A graveside funeral service will be held at the Parksley Cemetery on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dan Tarr officiating.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Hall’s Chapel Church, 24261 Belinda Road, Hallwood, VA  23359.

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Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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