Bette June Harvey

June 4, 1942 - February 16, 2022

06/04/1942 - 02/16/2022

Past Services

Thursday February 24, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Bette June Harvey, also known as “Gramma B” was born on June 4 ,1942 to Wallace Lacy and Lee Etta Eddington in Oakland California. Bette peacefully entered eternal rest February 16, 2022
Bette graduated in 1960 from Salinas High School located in Salinas California. She later married Jimmy Harvey and traveled the world before settling in Hong Kong. She worked as a beautician, dietician and briefly for a dentist office. She soon found a new love when she was given the opportunity in restaurant management. She managed the Casa Mexicana where she was known for singing her favorite song “Daddy’s Home” by Shep and the Limelites. After successfully managing Casa Mexicana, she opened and ran her own restaurants in Hong Kong. Bette returned to the States in 2010. She quickly settled into her own place. Bette enjoyed cooking and watching Game Show Network. She enjoyed spending time with her family; she especially loved time with her great grands. She made friends through the Pace program and grew close to her neighbors. Sitting outside with her neighbors enjoying the weather and listening to music were a few of her favorite past times.
Bette was preceded in death by her mother, father, and sister Veda Lee Walley.
Bette leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband Jimmy Harvey, sister Delores Mclauglin, brother Preston “Bucky” Harris, children Stephanie Anderson (Kevin) and Dana Harvey, 11 Grandchildren Danacey, Sheena, Dachee, Marqui, Quincey, Keneshia, Keymodi, Quidrilas, Kanisa, Kevin Jr, And Anasia, 12 great grands Aniyah, Alana, Ty’jae, Zaiden, Odell III, Kaiden, Alayah, Zariah, Ja’zyah, Sienna, Rae’na and Malani , her Berkeley Village and PACE family plus a host of other extended family and friends.
Bette is missed by many and loved by more.

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Maureen Marks-Mendonca (Fraser)
1 year ago

Bette, I have never forgotten you, and still remember all our hilarious escapades in HK. Man did we have good times! I tried so hard to find you after I came back to the West, but never succeeded. I still wear my 30 year old Casa Mex Tee from time to time, and it’s now taken on added value. Love you like a sister. Sending comforting Light and Love to all your loved ones.

Annette Briggs
1 year ago

Im just learning of Betty’s passing. She was one of my Best friends in Hong Kong. I married Del Jones in Hong Kong and Betty was my Maid of Honor. She was a Great lady and will always have a place in my heart.

1 year ago

I know this is very late now, but I have only just heard the news. Betty left an indelible mark on me during my teen years in Hong Kong. Casa Mexicana was such an incredible place to be on most Friday nights. Betty was a huge part of that experience – wonderful food, an atmosphere like the rowdiest friends barbecue and a seemingly endless flow of Margaritas. And then there was Betty at the centre of it all. She was a special host, and it was wonderful seeing her when she was around. Condolences to her family and friends. Almost 30 years on, I still have memories of her and the Casa…Her Casa. Rest in peace Betty.