Betty Sue Shilling Faulkes

South Charleston, WV

Betty Sue Shilling Faulkes

Betty Sue Shilling Faulkes, 64, of South Charleston, passed away on November 8, 2019.

She was born on August 22, 1955 to the late Earl Edward and Kathleen Wotring Shilling. She retired from Bilco Construction after many years of helping her husband run his business while still being a full time mom and homemaker.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Charleston and was a part-time pre-school teacher at the church.  She was a member of The Thomas Memorial Foundation, The Coventry Woods H.O.A. Board, and The South Charleston Municipal Planning Commission.  She was a volunteer at Charleston Catholic High School, Weberwood Elementary School as well as the Recovery Point Program. Betty was very involved in the community and loved her politics.

Betty was a talented photographer and she had a great “eye” for detail in decorating at home as well as for parties and events. Using this talent for Thomas Memorial Hospital, she was considered their “creative decorator” for their Gala Events.  At home she enjoyed doing her own projects using a hammer, nails and a drill. She also loved her flower gardening and utilized her skills to beautify her subdivision.

She loved her family very much and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty is survived by her loving husband, William “Bill” Faulkes of South Charleston; sons, George Faulkes and Will Faulkes both of South Charleston; brothers, Tim (Melanie) Shilling of St. Albans and Charles Thomas Shilling of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters, Nancy Enger of Urbana, Illinois and Mary (Robert) Searls of Hurricane; sisters-in-law, Cynthia “Cindy” S. Lawson of Richmond, Virginia, Danna J. (Bradley) Munson of Rockford, Illinois, Gloria J. Faulkes of Madison , Wisconsin, and Georgia C. Hudson of Dunbar.

A Service to Honor the Life of Betty will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, November 16, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Charleston with Reverend Dr. Nancy Kahaian officiating.  A private burial will follow.  Family and Friends may visit two hours prior to the service at the church.

Betty loved her pets so in lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Kanawha Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV 25311 or to CORE, as she was also an organ donor, Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), 204 Sigma Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Memories of Betty may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary.  Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

12 replies
  1. Brin Conner says:

    Betty contributed many great memories that I’ll always cherish! The photo sessions, my son’s bear Bee, and holidays on Wisteria drive.

  2. Jill Fisher Justice says:

    Betty was such a sweet and kind hearted girl! I enjoyed getting to know her throughout our school years in St. Albans. I see that, Betty, continued her love of life in helping others through all of her life adventures. Prayers for comfort for her family.

  3. Sandra Farrow says:

    Thinking of each family member today. May your hearts feel the love being sent to you as you grieve the loss of your loved one.


  4. Lou Ann Stump says:

    Betty you are the best Mother and photographer I’ve ever met! You will be missed. Condolences to the family. Will and George I love you and I’m so sorry for your loss! She was a special lady!

  5. Libby Hale Rowe says:

    My most sincere condolences to Betty’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. Each of you will be in my prayers.

  6. Josie Travis says:

    I worked with Betty for a short period of time at Walker Machinery and she was a joy to be around, her smile contagious and just a wonderful person. Sending prayers for her family.

  7. Chad Bradshaw (Faulkes) says:

    From the brief times I had the pleasure of being around her, I always felt welcomed and loved. Her jokes were always on point and her cheer was always enlightening to those around her. I’m sure she took a piece of everyone’s heart she touched with her to heaven. Love goes to my family as we are all still in disbelief.

  8. Eve Faulkes says:

    So,so, sorry. Will definitely contribute to the Humane Society in her memory. hope love will surround you in this moment


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  • Saturday, November 16
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Funeral Service

  • Saturday, November 16
  • 1:00 PM