Betty M. Carlisle

Sunrise: October 3, 1946

Sunset: May 5, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved, Betty M. Carlisle, on May 5, 2023. She peacefully left this world, surrounded by her loving family, and has now embarked on her eternal journey. While we mourn her loss, we take solace in the cherished memories and the profound impact she had on our lives.

Betty Carlisle was born on October 30, 1946 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late James Jesse Brown and Mattie Cartwright-Ford. She was the eldest of three children.  She grew up in Bowling Brook, where she developed a deep appreciation for family, friends and the simple joys of life.

In 1967,  Betty married the love of her life, William Thomas Carlisle Sr and together they embarked on a beautiful journey that spanned 31 years until he sadly departed this world. Their love was an inspiration to all who knew them and served as the foundation of their close-knit family.  From this union 2 girls and 4 boys were raised.

Betty leaves behind a grieving family who will forever hold her in their hearts. She is survived by one sister Deborah Boone, 5 children Vita (Joseph) Kovaleski, Rolelian Carlisle, Basley (Samantha) Carlisle, Shermaine (Jenae) Carlisle, and Derrick (Eboni) Gilliam. She leaves a host of grandchildren Norman, Nykolis, Joel, Ashleigh, William, Jayla, Amiya, Shermain, Destanee, Dejah, Shane, and Dakota.  Although our loss is immeasurable, we find comfort in the knowledge that she is now reunited with her beloved husband William Thomas Carlisle, brother William “Bob” Ford, and son William “Lil Tom” Carlisle  and other loved ones who have gone before her.

A dedicated sister, mother, aunt, and grandmother, who poured her heart and soul into her family. She created a nurturing and loving environment, where everyone felt welcomed and cherished. Her home was filled with laughter, love, and a whole lot of tea.  She will be forever missed.

Viewing Thursday, May 11, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, May 12, 2023 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Dinese Woods-Buffington says

    I’m so sorry for the lost of another family member. My Cousin Betty was always fun to be around. You will be truly missed.

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    Jeff and Lori Crangle says

    Lori and I pray for strength and peace for your family during this transitional time. May your family grow and nurture each other in the upcoming days and heal as a family.

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    Kevin and Dorretta Richardson says

    We were so sorry to hear of the family’s present loss. Please take comfort in God’s thoughts for us all. Jeremiah 29:11.

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    Paula Stevens says

    “Uncle C.C.,
    We are so sorry for your loss we love you and pray for your strength. We also pray that God wraps his arms around you and your family during this time.
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding…. Proverbs 3:5

    Love your,
    Sister in-law Rosa, Nieces Paula and Stephanie”

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    Deborah E Mapp says

    To Vicky & Family: My prayers are with you and for you as you say, “so long” to your dear mother. May she rest with Jesus and may you find comfort and strength for your journey. Blessings and Love

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