Betty Patterson Wilkinson, 78, of Ravenswood, WV, went home to the loving arms of her Savior Jesus, on July 26, 2015.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend with a generous heart, who loved to serve others by cooking and making sure no one left her house on an empty stomach. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Born June 27, 1937, to the late Emmett and Mary Patterson of Wilding, she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Timothy Wilkinson of LeRoy, WV, and Beverly Collins of Racine, OH; and her grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart, Chance Collins and Merri Collins both of Athens, OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Russell Wilkinson; her daughter, Deborah Mullins; brothers, Richard Patterson, Preston Patterson, Warren Patterson, and Robert Patterson; and sisters, Kathleen Hafer and Beulah Adams.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Ravenswood Care Center for the wonderful care given to Betty.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 1:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Fred Basnett, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 29, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations for orphan children in honor of Betty to Marchiano Ministries, Zoe for Kids, 11333 Moorpark Street, #171, N. Hollywood, CA 91602, or

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