In Loving

Bettina D. Shepherd-Sharpe

May 17, 1929 – February 25, 2024

Bettina D Shepherd – Sharpe, 94 years old, of Midlothian, Va, passed away peacefully on Sunday,  February 25, 2024. She was born in Albemarle, Va in 1929 to her parents, Samuel and Lois Drumheller.  She loved and cared for her siblings, who preceded her in death, Virginia Fallen, Katherine Drumheller, and Samuel Thomas Drumheller.

Bettina was the widow of the late Alvin M. Shepherd Jr who passed May 2, 1980. Bettina and Alvin were married August 17, 1947. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ashton Mitchell. Survivors include two children, Marcia M Harrison (John) and Alvin M Shepherd III (Phyllis); sister-in-law, Carolyn Patterson; ten grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Later in life, she married Albert E. Sharpe on February 14, 2004, who preceded her in death in 2018.

Bettina retired after 33 years from Markel Corporation as an Account Analyst III, which she enjoyed immensely.  After retirement she enjoyed spending time with her family, she loved cooking and baking.  She also enjoyed being with her friends, which included many lunch dates.

A graveside service will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11:00 am at Greenwood Memorial Gardens to celebrate the life of Bettina.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Bon Secours Hospice team as well as to the Bon Air Hospice House team of doctors and nurses who took wonderful care of her.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Bon Secours Community Hospice House would be greatly appreciated.