July 30, 1927 - September 2, 2010 Resided in Vallejo, CA
STAFFORD, Betty Mae
Betty passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 in Vallejo, CA, where she had spent the past several years. She was born July 30 1927 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of William and Georgena (Duncan) Simpson. On February 18, 1956, she was united in marriage to Gerald "Pete" Stafford in Kalamazoo, who survives. Also surviving are her two daughters, Judy Lewis of Vallejo, CA, and Derotha Cross of Kalamazoo; four grandchildren, Dale and Tangie Lewis of Benicia, CA, Karlesha and Alan Fleming of San Pablo, CA, Theresia Burton of San Pablo, CA, Anenha Norris of Concord, CA; five great-grandchildren, Cory, Ciara, and Kayla Lewis, Titus Fleming, and Michael Nowland; special cousins, Phyllis Greene, Elnora Rodriguez, Robert Simpson, and Jerry Berry; and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Preceding her in death are her parents; two brothers, William Simpson, William Simpson (as an infant); and one sister, Joyceann Simpson. Funeral services for Betty will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street, with Pastor Wilbur Chapman officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 5-8 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Please visit www.langelands.com to sign view or print Betty's online obituary or leave a condolence to the family.