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Betty DeLane Whitehead Thacker

December 22, 1941 - January 12, 2023

Betty DeLane Whitehead Thacker of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, at her residence after a long illness.

She was born in Roseland, Va. on December 22, 1941. Betty was raised by her maternal grandparents William and Dolly Napier. She attended Nelson County High School.

Betty was a member of Madison Heights Baptist Church and the Gleaners Class. The family is also appreciative of Timberlake Baptist Church and Timberlake United Methodist Church for their many acts of kindness throughout Betty’s illness.

Betty is survived by her husband James L. Thacker “Jim”; sons: Bryan Gregory Thacker (Sue), Gary Scott Thacker (Donna), Steven Carter Thacker (Nettie) and Jason Edward Thacker (Radonna); 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; Half-brothers: James Whitehead Jr. (Jan) and David Whitehead; Half-sisters Kim Martin, Sandra Whitehead, Suzie Donald and Barbara Hinski.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2023, with visitation one hour prior at Madison Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Tyree officiating. Memorial Contributions can be made to Madison Heights Baptist Church in memory of Betty.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit

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Jimmy, I was saddened to hear about Betty’s passing. Please accept my Heartfelt Sympathies for your Family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will miss her but she will not be forgotten.

Posted by Anthony G. Moshonas. (Tony) on January 15, 2023

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Posted by Anonymous on January 14, 2023

Posted by Anonymous on January 14, 2023

My deepest sympathy to the soccer family. Betty and I were friends for many years through the women of the Moose. She was always a joy to work with. May God give you peace in this time of difficulty.

Posted by Jean Saunders on January 14, 2023

To the Thacker Family I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a very sweet lady smiling all the time. I got to know her through the Moose. She would always help out when needed. My Deepest Sympathy to the Family my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys Cathy Maddox Lynchburg South 1727/1415 Women of the Moose/ College of Regent

Posted by Cathy Maddox on January 14, 2023

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