Betty Adkins Thomas, 88, of Christiansburg, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, after battling Alzheimer’s for 12 years. She was born in Walton, VA on September 24, 1931 to the late Frank and Mary Adkins.
She was preceded in death by C.E. ‘Jabe’ Thomas, her loving and devoted husband of 65 years; brothers and sisters, June, Charlie, Bob, Dot, Arlene, and Chris. Betty was also preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Mathia Thomas, who was like a second mother and best friend. She is survived by one son, [former NASCAR driver] Ronnie Thomas and daughter-in-law, Ruth; as well as several nieces and nephews.