Betty Grace Ackaway

April 20, 1933 - May 5, 2020

04/20/1933 - 05/05/2020

Betty Grace Ackaway, 87, passed away on May 5th, 2020. She was born in Norfolk to the late George and Sarah McClure. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, George M. Ackaway Jr. Betty was a long time member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.
She is survived by her children, Anne Marie Holland, Sidney Hays (Michael), George M. Ackaway III (Daphne) and Daniel L. Ackaway (Lisa); her sisters, Jean Smith and Barbara Serafim; 8 grandchildren, Martha (Beth) Schwartz, William (Tommy) Holland Jr., Kathryn Johnson, Sarah Hays, Christopher Ackaway, Shelby Shelor, George Grayson Ackaway, and Ashleigh Ackaway; and 6 great-grandchildren Eva Schwartz, Rose Holland, Jude Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Everly Ackaway and Autumn Grace Shelor.
A memorial mass will be scheduled for a later date.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Virginia Beach Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for the loving care extended to Betty these last three years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters Oncology Department in the name of Betty’s granddaughter, Shelby Ackaway Shelor.

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Jean Smoot
2 years ago

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a dear friend of mine of 50 years. There are many memories of our Friday night Bingos, vacations we shared, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners our families shared. You will be greatly missed.

Ruth and Art Ehlers
2 years ago

Deepest sympathy and prayers to all the family

John and Barbara kingry
2 years ago

Barbara and I are so sorry for your loss. Her presence will be missed at mass. Betty was a hard worker and always remembered her God. What a wonderfully large family to help each other with love and support through these trying times. God bless all of you and we will keep you in our prayers.

Betty & Nelson Barden
2 years ago

Our condolences to you and your family. God Bless you all as you celebrate her beautiful life . Out thoughts and prayers continue for you all.

Betty & Nelson Barden
2 years ago

My condolences to you and your family, so sad to here this news. God Bless you all as you celebrate her beautiful life.

Joseph Riddick
2 years ago

Dan and Lisa, Pete and I were so sorry to hear about Dan’s Mom. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Johnny and Carolyn Johnson
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady and so fun. Prayers for the family.

Daryl, Cindy, Nic, Ryan, and Grace Trent
2 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Betty was always wonderful to our family. We will keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry N Street
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to your family. I hope you find comfort in her memory.

Beverly Borberg
2 years ago

I played golf with Betty. She was a kind and fun loving person, and well liked by all the members of the golf league. I want to extended condolences to her family