Betty Frances Walls
Mrs. Betty Frances Walls, age 82, of Odenton, MD, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Mrs. Walls was born in Davy, WV, on November 17, 1928, daughter of the late Frank Barnett and Effie Garlick Barnett. A talented and compassionate caregiver, she worked in geriatric foster care and operated a daycare center in her home for many years.
Family was very important to Mrs. Walls and she delighted in cooking wonderful meals for them, as well as for her many friends and church. Admired throughout her life for her beautiful smile, she will also be long remembered for her friendly personality and her gentle, kind manner.
A devout Christian, Mrs. Walls was a longtime member of the Church of God of Prophecy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Albert Walls, in 1991, and by siblings, Anne Burbitt and Frank Barnett, Jr. She is survived by her children, Ronald Walls of Chesapeake City, MD, Brenda Somers of Tucson, AZ, and Anita Lister of Odenton, MD; siblings, Donald Barnett of Townsend, DE, Tommy Barnett of Townsend, DE, Pete Barnett of Seaford, DE, Billy Barnett of Davy, WV, Dorothy Bennett of Newark, DE, and Evelyn Stillwell of Whitewood, VA; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 31, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.