Betty Irene Black

HOT SPRINGS— Betty Irene Black, 59, of 70 Springcrest Lane, Apt. 70-100, Staunton, Virginia, formerly of Hot Springs died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at her residence.
She was born July 7, 1952 in Snowflake, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Elder William Hunter, Sr. and the late Irene Wright Hunter. She had one brother who preceded her in death, William Hunter, Jr.
She was married to Erwin Leon “Pappy” Black who preceded her in death on August 30, 2012.
Mrs. Black was retired from WalMart in Covington, Virginia. She was the First Lady of Promise Land Baptist Church. She was in the church missions and was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed singing, was a former cook of the Greenbrier Resort and was a former Home Health Care Giver.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth Wiggins & husband Larry of West Chester, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Joyce Hunter of St. Albans, West Virginia; three nephews, John Hunter, Larry Wiggins II and William Wiggins and a niece, Brandy Hunter.
A funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home in Hot Springs with Reverend Vincent Coleman officiating. Interment will be in Pinehurst Heights Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 11:00-12:00 noon at McLaughlin and Young Funeral Home.


  1. To the Promise Land Baptist Church Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of First Lady Betty Black. My Prayers are with you and the family of Mrs. Black. May God be with you at this sorrowful time.

    with much love,

    • The Pastor and members of First Baptist Church, Iron Gate VA were saddened to learn of the passing of sister Betty Black and offer our sincere condolences at this time. May you find comfort in memories and strength in the love of family throughout this difficult time.
      Rev. Harold G Preston, Pastor
      Sylvia Jones, Clerk

      • To the family of Mrs. Betty Black.

        ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.’ Psalm 55:22

        The Pastor and members of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church were saddened to hear of the loss of your love-one, and extend to you our heartfelt sympathy. We pray that the loving memories you hold in your heart will give you peace and comfort during your hour of sorrow and the love of God sustain in days ahead.

        As clear as a loving word
        or the touch of a hand
        so warm and dear,
        Are the memories of our
        loved ones that
        we treasure and hold near.
        A favorite song or picture
        often causes us to recall,
        The many special times
        that were the dearest one of all.
        And although time
        will heal the loss
        you will never be far apart,
        Because God’s gift of memory
        will always be a treasure
        in your heart.

        Peace be unto you,
        Rev. Matthew T. Barnette Pastor
        Leonard Jones, Jr. Church Clerk

        • The pastor and Members of First Baptist Church Iron Gate were saddened to learn of the passing of Sister Betty Black. Please accept our sincere sympathy. May Christ’s peace be with you in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
          Rev. Harold G Preston, Pastor
          Sylvia Jones, Church Clerk

  2. To the Family of the late Betty Black,
    We were saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. We pray that God will tenderly comfort you and that He will give you the strength to endure.May His peace overflow now and in the days to come. Continue to trust and believe God.
    Peace and Blessings,
    The First Baptist Church Deaconess Board, Clifton Forge
    The Rev. Roslyn C. Thomas, Pastor
    Deaconess Jackie Pierce, President

  3. To the family and friends of Mrs. Betty Black:
    We express our deepest sympathy in the passing of a dear sister, who had a great smile and loving personality. We will miss her Christian spirit and dedicated will for the Lord. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
    May God bless you and keep you in his care

    In Christian Service,

    Elder & Mrs. Randall Jackson
    First Church of God in Christ
    Buchanan, Virginia

    Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Simmons
    Formerly of Pine Street Baptist Church
    Covington, Virginia

  4. you are missed all the time. great freind and sister in christ


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