Betty Wright Cunningham went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, at her residence in Republican Grove. She was born in Halifax County on Oct. 23, 1928 and was 91 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Wright and the late Gracie Martin Wright. She was married to the late Robert G. Cunningham.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Republican Grove. Betty retired as the owner and cook of Crescent Restaurant in Brookneal. She was at her happiest when she cooked, read and worked in her garden. Her beautiful life and love will be forever cherished by her family and friends.

Mrs. Cunningham is survived by her son, Robert B. Cunningham, and wife Judy of Nathalie; four grandchildren, Dawn C. Shelton and husband David and Angela C. Lambert and husband Richard, all of Gretna, Tamara W. Neal and husband Kevin of South Boston and Michelle W. Douglas and husband David of Nathalie; five great-grandchildren, Amanda C. Childress (Justin), Cori L. Neal, Calli M. Neal, C.J. Claiborne (Whitney) and Kaitlyn G. Claiborne; and two great-great grandchildren, Madelyn Childress and Lynleigh Claiborne

Her children, Gayle C. Wade and Michael K. Cunningham; and one brother, Walter L. Wright, also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Republican Grove Church with the Revs. Zak Ford and Shelton Miles officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

In keeping with CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, wearing mask and social distancing are suggested.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 20, one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at her home.

For memorials consider North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department, 4201 Leda Grove Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577 or First Baptist Church of Republican Grove, 4210 Leda Grove Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577, Sentara Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, South Boston.