Betty Jean Bates passed away peacefully at home on October 23, 2020, at the age of 61. She was born on June 23, 1959, in Leesburg, VA, to Robert Lee Bates and Goldie Lee (Frye) Bates. She had a great sense of humor and was a very giving person. She enjoyed spending time relaxing at Colonial Beach. She enjoyed her growing her collection African Violets and Orchids. Betty had been a loving caregiver to her late mother and took over for the care of her nephew, RD Miller. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Cindy, and her beloved dog, Reese. Surviving in addition to her sister, Debbie, are Alicia, Mariah, RD, Austin and Logan. No service will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at

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