Betty Lou Holbrook


In Loving

Betty Lou Holbrook

January 02,1938 – January 14,2020

Betty Lou Brooks Holbrook, 82, passed away peacefully at her home in Maidens on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John.  She is survived by her children, Jack Margulies, Jr. (Karen), Joyce Mitchell, Teresa Daniel (Gary), Cyndi Terry (Chip) and Shannon Sheehy (granddaughter she raised as her daughter [Chris]); Grandchildren, Jessica Bray (Ricardo), Cherie Tuck (Chris), Dana Daniel (Dori), John Ryan Phifer (Amber), Trevor Terry, Miranda Terry and 12 Great Grandchildren.  She also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Noemi and Bella.

Betty was always the happiest when all her children were around her.  Her door was always open and she was ready to feed you.  Her life revolved around her children.  She also loved dogs and wanted to save them all. She had a heart of gold.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their care, support and love during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, Feb 1, at 1:00pm at Salem Baptist Church, 465 Broad Street Road, Manakin, Virginia 23103

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heartland Hospice at

Celebration Of Life


Salem Baptist Church

                                                                                                                                  465 Broad Street Road Manakin, VA 23103


February 01,2020


1:00 P.M.

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  1. Tom and Kay Sheehy January 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Smart and crafty lady, never had a bad word to say about anyone. I know she will be missed by all her children and particularly Shannon.

  2. Annette Jarrell January 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear this. Sending love and prayers to everyone. Gary & Annette Jarrell

  3. Dora Mast January 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Heaven has certainly gained a very special angel… She was one of the kindest, funniest, loving and most beautiful person I’ve ever met, she did make sure you had your belly full, a nice place for sleep, always smiling… made me always feel not only welcome into her home but in her family.. She was a great mom, always carting kids to activities, most importantly her kids had a very special bond knowing that she was always there to talk to them in good times as well as bad, offering them advice but loving them throughout any situation… She was the quintessential Kool-Aid mom!! She made her home a happy, loving secure place for not only her family but for their friends,…So many special memories that I hold dear in my mind and heart… You my second mom will be sorely missed… David and I as well as my family were so very sorry for the family of Betty… please know that each of you will be in our prayers as you adjust to life without her… We love you so, hopefully you will know that you are not alone…always in our hearts ♥️

    • Teresa Daniel January 24, 2020 at 3:31 am - Reply

      Dora, thank you for your kind words. Joyce and I are very touched by them. You pretty much covered exactly who she was. She was a great mama and she loved you, too. Thank you for all your prayers. Love you sister/friend.

  4. Richard Thomas Stephenson January 25, 2020 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Like a second grandma, and the best banana pudding ever

    • Teresa Daniel January 25, 2020 at 12:59 am - Reply


    • Joyce Mitchell January 25, 2020 at 1:07 am - Reply


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