Elizabeth Irene Writesel Portsmouth - Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Writesel went to be with the Lord on Valentine's Day. She is predeceased by her husband, James F. Writesel, Sr. She is survived by her five children and spouses, Martha and Johnny Forrester, Joanne and David Gray, Barbara and Kenny Barlow, Mary Louise Writesel, and James F. and Donna Writesel; seven grandchildren (Jeremy, John, Sarah, Jennifer, Kendall, Kyle and Tyler) and 13 great grandchildren. She was an active member of the Esther Class at Port Norfolk Baptist Church where she cherished and loved her friends dearly. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at B.W. Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth Chapel. A private family burial will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 p.m. at Port Norfolk Baptist Church located at 401 Broad Street in Port Norfolk by Pastor Terry Taylor. A reception will immediately follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in celebration of her life to the general fund at Port Norfolk Baptist Church. Condolences may be registered at BWFosterFuneralHome.com .
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