Betty N. Mitchell

2 August, 193713 January, 2016

Betty N. Mitchell, 78, of Sandston passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. She was a graduate of Pan American Business School and most recently worked as a legal secretary for the Virginia Bar Association. She was a belly dancer for years at Shiva’s School. She studied genealogy and published a book on the Naff and Related Families Genealogy in the USA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Mitchell and parents, Jesse Naff and Naomi Kirby. She is survived by her son, Robert E. Mitchell, Jr. (Karen); four grandchildren, Tiffany, Robert, Amber and Morgan; three great-grandchildren, Kota, Shunta and Audrey; and two brothers, James M. Kirby, Jr. and Thomas N. Kirby. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231 where services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at



  • Visitation

    Friday, 15 January , 2016

  • Service

    Saturday, 16 January , 2016


  • Interment


Betty N. Mitchell

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15 January 2016

Dear Mitch,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your mom. You were a good son to her and I know that you will greatly miss her. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless, Annabel

Janiece Bernardini

15 January 2016

Betty was always a lady, no matter what she was doing. I will always remember that the most about her. Our weekly DND episodes that she was an integral part of were always fun. She was a wonderful dancer and loved her veil performances the most. I'm so glad I got to spend time w/ her on Christmas. I'll miss her.

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