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Betty Pridgen, 73, of Williamsburg

Betty Drewry Pridgen (Nelsen Williamsburg)

Betty Pridgen, 73, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 23, 2022. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul Madison Pridgen; her parents, Matt and Lucille Drewry; and her sister, Brenda Rae Fennell.

A graduate of Southampton High School, Betty went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Barton College. She retired from Colonial Williamsburg after working for many years as a historical interpreter.

An avid reader, Betty also loved animals, drawing, and traveling the world.

Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed by her husband of 50 years, Kenny Pridgen; her son, Lee Pridgen (Racheal); daughter, Alyson Pridgen (Farris Loutfi); and her grandchildren, Lucas, Emily, and Wyatt Pridgen.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 11:30 to 1:30 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg.

Memorial Contributions in Betty’s honor may be made to Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185; Boykins Baptist Church, 32057 Main St., Boykins, VA 23827; Boykins Methodist Church, 32167 S. Main St., Boykins, VA 23827; or the Boykins Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 18127 N. Railroad Ave., Boykins, VA 23827.

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