Betty Gatewood Bryant, age 67, of Blairs, Va., passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019, at her residence. She was born on January 27, 1952, in Danville, Va., to the late Haile Lanier Gatewood and the late Mable Dodd Gatewood. Betty was married to the late Clarence D. Bryant III and preceded in death by a son, Clarence D. Bryant IV. Betty was a member of Spring Garden Community Church where she was very involved in all activities including Vacation Bible School and had taught small children. She retired from Pittsyvania County Emergency Services after 48 years of service having started work in 1970 as the switchboard operator for the county and retiring as Administrative Assistant of Emergency Service Department. Betty is survived by brother, Haile L. "Butch" Gatewood Jr. and wife, Pat, of Chatham; sister-in-law, Donna Bryant Hayes of Danville; nephews and nieces, H.L. Gatewood III of Danville, Randy E. Gatewood of Chatham, Molly French of Charlotte, N.C., Heather Barrow of Fort Mill, S.C., and Robert Hayes of Tyler, Texas, and numerous cousins. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019, at Spring Garden Community Church with the Rev. Clark Crowder officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, in Chatham, Va. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, VA 24540. Memorial donations may be made to Spring Garden Community Church c/o Linda Owen, 1781 Transco Rd., Chatham, VA 24531, or to Blairs Fire and Rescue Dept., P.O. Box 242, Blairs, VA 24527. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Bryant family. Online condolences may be made at

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