Obituary of Betty Godfrey Mitchell
The world lost a beloved mother on September 2, 2021 when Betty Godfrey Mitchell departed this life at the age of 97 in Southport, NC. Born in Millsboro on October 12, 1923, she was the daughter of Robert Elwood and Alberta Torbert Godfrey. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers: Preston Elwood, Charles Robert, and Rev. George Clinton Godfrey; and her husband, Dale Leroy Mitchell.
Betty is survived by her two daughters: Lois Ambler and Diane Jorge, of Southport, NC; one grandson: Scott Dale Sutton (Kim) of Hanover, PA; two great-grandchildren: Emily Joan Sutton and Evan Robert Sutton, of Hanover, PA; as well as many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mrs. Mitchell resided in Millsboro, DE for 94 years until she moved to Southport, NC in 2018 to be closer to her daughters. Over the years she enjoyed spending her winters in Hobe Sound, FL. She acquired many friends where she lived and worked.
She was the former co-owner of Snow White Laundry, and was a lady of many talents, some of which included sewing, cooking, and bookkeeping. She loved to stay busy and enjoyed the time she spent in the kitchen cooking meals for her family and preparing favorite recipes for her friends.
To many who knew her, she seemed invincible. She was a firm believer that where there is a will, there is a way. Her stamina and determination to obtain her goals were ongoing throughout her lifetime. She will be missed by many, yet her love and devotion will remain deep in many minds and hearts of those whose lives she touched.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St. in Millsboro, DE with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Karen Tunnel will officiate. Interment follows at the Millsboro Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made in the form of flowers, or donations to Grace United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966, or to the Millsboro Public Library; P.O. Box 458; Millsboro, DE 19966.
Electronic condolences to: www.watsonfh.com
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GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
PO BOX 566, MILLSBORO DE 19966
MILLSBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY
PO BOX 458, MILLSBORO DE 19966