Betty Jean Ferris, 79, of Roanoke, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Billy, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. She was a loving person who cared deeply for her children. Preceding her in death was her husband of 30 years, Billy C. Ferris. Her surviving family includes her son, Thomas Ferris and wife, Sandra; daughters, Katherine Day and husband, Terry, Karen Ferris, Pamela Ferris and fiancé, Jeff Conner, and Jocelyn Young and husband, Rick; sister, Pauline Reed; 13 grandchildren; 4 stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the John M. Oakey & Son Chapel in Salem. Periods of visitation will take place one hour prior to the service as well as following the service until 6 p.m. Interment will be private. An online guestbook is available at www.johnmoakey.com. The Ferris family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home and Crematory in Salem, 540-389-5441.