Betty Joyce Richards White
Betty Joyce Richards White, 89, Sun City Center, Florida, passed away November 23, 2018 with her children by her side at St. Josephs Hospital South in Riverview, Florida.
Betty was born in Princeton, West Virginia to William Ernest Richards and Ruby Ester Onks Richards. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mason White and her two brothers, James Richards and William Richards, Jr.
Betty enjoyed life immensely as a mother, artist, creator and entrepreneur. She was a gentle and sweet soul, a spirited fighter who staunchly defended her family and loved ones and a true innovator - always ahead of her time. She was a proud Concord University graduate.
The loves of her life included her son, David Mason White and her daughter, Rebecca Jane White; her grandchildren, Justin T. White, J. Brubaker Wills, Laura Beth White Clark and Caitlin Wills Hyland; her daughter-in-law, Kathy White and son-in-law, Giles Hertz; her grandsons-in-law, Nathan Hyland and Tyler Clark and her 7 great grandchildren, Evan, Harrison F., Mason, Harrison C., Leo, Paislie and Winter.
At her request, her family is holding a private celebration of her life. We learned so many life lessons from her and we know our mom, grandma and great-grandma will live on in our souls and will always be with the many people's lives she touched. To honor her life, the family has created a scholarship fund at Concord University. Memorial donations may be made to the fund via the Concord University Foundation, Betty R. White Fine Arts Fund, PO Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712 or online at
Published on November 30, 2018


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