2011-07-08 / Obits

Bettie Craig

Longtime Resident

Bettie Craig, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 18.

Craig was born on December 16, 1949 in Orrville, Alabama. She spent time working as a home attendant, factory worker and babysitter.

Craig was preceded in death by her mother, Rosie Lee Perry; father, Jerry Perry; son, Westley Craig; grandson, Willie Craig (Timmy); brothers, Joe Milhouse, Jessie Perry and Richard Perry; sister, Shirley Zadie Watts.

She is survived by her husband, Willie C. Craig; children, Willie C. Craig Jr. (Brenda), Tommy Craig (Debbie) and Joan Craig (Darrell); brothers, Jerry (Roberta) and Clarence Perry (Rhonada); sisters, Wilma Perry (Robert), Flonda Zanders (Eddie) and Brenetta Perry (James); grandchildren, Jermaine, Michael, John, Tyshawn, Mike, Deshawn, Wesley, Vaughn, Jeremy, Davon, Darrell, Dennis, Shameeka, Shandora, Talia, Jasmonae, Deshanae, Sherri, Tattianna, Cassandra, Paradise, Teashia, Russell, Darren, Jarren, Diajiah, Sophia and Alexander; nine great-grandchildren; longtime daughters, Tracy, Lisa and Annette; niece, Linda Craig; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home Inc., Inwood, New York. Interment followed at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

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