Betty Lou Poteat

Betty Lou Poteat, 77, of Ridgeway, Virginia passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.  Betty was born May 3, 1943, in Bassett, Virginia to the late Edward Hancock and the late Hester Elgin Fretwell.  She was a nurse for over 30 plus years.  She was a member of Soul Winners Ministries and was involved with the Finance Committee.  She loved her family, traveling, and her beloved dog, Snuggles.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, David Widner; stepfather, Green Fretwell; and brother, Bob Hancock.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Deborah Roybal (Ronnie), and Cathy Harris; son, Kenny Harris (Tammy); brother, Elmer Hancock; eleven grandchildren, Ronnie Roybal, Jr.(Leslie), Vanessa Roybal, Dawn Joyce (Van), April Cox (Todd), Jessica Thornton (Scott), Kenny Harris, Jr. (Bailey), Eric Hill, Sheldon Hill (Alisha), Brett Gallegos, Matthew Gallegos (Ashely), Alisha Gallegos; sixteen great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 12 noon at Soul Winners Ministries with Bishop Mike Lane officiating.  The family will receive friends one half hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in the Mount Hermon Church Cemetery, Bassett, Virginia.

Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at




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