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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Sheild Scates went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
She was born in Newport News to the late Conway Howard and Susie Slaight Sheild.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Cary Malcolm Scates, Jr.; her grandson Cary Malcolm Scates IV and her sister Catherine Puccia.
She is survived by six children, Cary, Kent, Susie, Meg, Dixie and Scott; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Letty Best; brother Conway H. Sheild and a large, loving extended family and many friends who will miss her greatly.
A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown. The family will receive friends following the service in the church social hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church St., Yorktown, VA 23690 or to the American Red Cross, 6912 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692.