BETTY J. GILKERSON, 92, of Prichard, W.Va., went to be with our Lord Wednesday, January 12, 2022, peacefully in her sleep at home. Betty was born on February 23, 1929, in Wayne County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Ed and Lola Collinsworth. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles H. “Chalk” Gilkerson, and her sister, Lois Fern Hill. She is survived by her children and spouses, Sharon (Roger) Mitchell of Prichard, W.Va., Randy Gilkerson of Titusville, Fla., Bonnie (Don) Madden of Flagler Beach, Fla., and Doug (Renee) Gilkerson of Martin, Ky. Betty has eight grandchildren, Shannon, Toby, Beth, Doug, Katie, Clint, Josh, Kinsey; fifteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Betty was a homemaker and a longtime member of Smith Memorial United Methodist Church. She loved to quilt and sew, garden and work the farm with Chalk. She was an advisory board member for many years for the PVFD. She was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a great woman that was a shining example for her family and her community. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Danny Heaberlin and Minister Dennis Ashworth at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Davis Family Cemetery, Prichard, W.Va. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time at the Reger Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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