Betty Gibson Dail

December 31, 1969


Betty G. Dail

Virginia Beach – Betty Gibson Dail, went to her eternal home to be with our Heavenly Father October 23, 2013. Ms. Dail was born in Pittsylvania Co, VA to the late James Clyde and Elizabeth Adkins Gibson. She was a member of Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church and a member of her beloved Norfolk Sports Club, where she had worked as an Executive Administrator. She loved caring for her family. Ms. Dail was predeceased by siblings, Robert Gibson and his wife Ressie, brother-in-law, Arthur Johnson, and sister-in-law, Katheryn Swanson Gibson.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Christi Michelle Gamboni and her husband Dale of Chesapeake; siblings, Frances Saunders Johnson of Roanoke, VA, and Gerald A. Gibson of Danville, VA; grandchildren Nicole Elizabeth and Eric Thomas Gamboni, both of Chesapeake; and host of other treasured, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 929 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA on Friday from 7:00 pm until 8:30pm and at the residence of Michelle and Dale Gamboni at other times. A celebration of Ms. Dail’s life will be held on Saturday at 11:00am at Deep Creek Baptist Church, 250 Mill Creek Parkway, Chesapeake, VA. Burial will follow at Moyock Memorial Cemetery in Moyock, NC. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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The Hobsons
8 years ago

Dale, Michelle, Nicole and Eric. Know that we have you in our hearts and prayers as you go through this painful time. May the Lord sustain you and all the amazing memories you hold in your hearts and minds, put a smile on your faces as you honor the life of Mrs. Betty. We love you guys!

Trip and Cindy Sturtridge
8 years ago

Dear Dale, Michelle, Nicole and Eric,

We are so sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful person and I have such fond memories of our times together. I loved her beautiful smile and her positive attitude. Trip and I are so sorry we won’t be able to come to VA but we are with you in prayer and spirit. Our hearts ache for you but I know God is Faithful and HE will comfort you and give you peace.

Love Always, Trip and Cindy

Connie DeBord
8 years ago

Dear Michele and Dale, So sorry of your loss but rejoicing with you that your mom is with her heavenly savior! Much love and blessings for your family. Connie, David, Esther & Hannah

Kathy Lavender
8 years ago

Dear Michelle and Family,

Heartfelt condolences sent on the loss of your mother…Prayers and love sent your way.

Kathy and Gary lavender

Rene Green
8 years ago

Dear Michelle and family,

I’m very sorry for your loss. I didn’t have the opportunity to know your mother, but she raised an amazing daughter so I know she had to be very special! May God comfort you during this time. Love, Rene Green

Amy Jones
8 years ago

Dear Michelle,

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your wonderful mom. I think it’s terrific that you had such a strong woman so close for so long, yet that makes it harder to lose her. Hugs and prayers to you…xo

Lisa Wooten
8 years ago

Frankie’s Place For Ribs has been delivering dinner to Ms Dail for many years. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends. We will miss her calls and cheery conversations.

Eugene and Brenda Adkins
8 years ago

Gerald, Frances, and Family: We are sorry we cannot be there with you. Betty was a delightful person and we are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg and Julie Lee
8 years ago

Greg and I are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there with you, but we want you to know that we are lifting your family up in prayer. What a comfort to know that she is in heaven and you will see her again one day! We love you!

Katt Brown
8 years ago

Michelle and family,

My deepest sympathies to you all. Betty had a vibrant bright personality that will truly be missed and we could not have asked for a better neighbor these past 34 years. Her friendship was invaluable.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn her loss. ~Namaste

Bryan and Pam Graves
8 years ago

Michelle and Family,

Our hearts were broken when we read of Betty’s passing. We were all praying so hard for her recovery. We, at the Norfolk Sports Club loved her so much and had depended on her for keeping us all going… we will miss her dearly. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Bryan and Pam Graves

Maria Anderson
8 years ago

Michelle and Family, I am so sorry for your lost, You and your family are in my prayers.

Chris Quesenberry
8 years ago

Michelle and Family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Please have peace that she has gone to be with her heavenly father, Where there will be no more pain or suffering. Even knowing that it still hurts your heart. I will never tell you it will go away, I will tell you that with time it does get better and we learn to handle it better. May God Continue to be with you and yours.

Melissa Pittman
8 years ago


I saw with my own eyes how much you cared for your mother. You took great care of her and I know she was proud of you. I didn’t know her but knowing you tells me a lot about what a beautiful person she was. I truly understand what you are feeling as I have been there. Jesus will hold you now as well. My prayers are with you my sweet friend

Frank T Matarazzo
8 years ago


I am truly sorry for your loss. Please be comforted by the thought that she is at peace, without any pain or suffering and watching over you, Dale and the family.

Toni Ryan
8 years ago

Michelle, My heart breaks with this news. Know that there are so many who love and are here to support you in ANY way. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. May God comfort you! I love you!

Mike Glenn
8 years ago

Michelle, Dale, Nicole and Eric

Our love and prayers are with you from the Prayer Services Department. What a lovely lady and beautiful person was Betty. I know she will be greatly missed. Our prayer is that the celebration of her life will be just that – a celebration. We are grateful for the hope that we have in Jesus – the hope of eternal life and victory over death. With this knowledge, may the peace of our Savior and Lord give you much comfort. We love you and pray God’s grace to sustain you during this time of mourning. God is with you. May His abiding presence fill your hearts with a gentle calm knowing that Betty is in His arms and is healed…

Love and Prayers

Mike Glenn and the Prayer Team

Beth, Mike, Bobby, Jeffrey, & Juliana Cooper
8 years ago

Michelle, Dale, Nicole and Eric,

We know how much you loved your mom and grandmother and what a great blessing you all have been to her. We’re praying God will continue to hold you close to Him and give you His peace. I wish I had met your mom, although I do remember seeing her at StoneBridge events. From reading about her and seeing her pictures, I can tell where you get your vivaciousness and friendly, gracious spirit. And, from listening to Nicole talk about her on Grandparent’s Day, I’m certain that her spirit will continue to live on in all of you.

Jessica Wood
8 years ago

Michelle, Dale, Nicole, and Eric:

I am so sorry for your loss. I know words won’t ease the pain you are feeling. But I hope you feel the love that surrounds you all. You know she is in a better place but it does not stop the tears or stop missing your mother/Grandmother. You are all in my prayers and cherish the memories. Smile when you think of her. She is with you always. Don’t think it this as a loss. Think of it as a gain. Because you all have gained a Guardian Angel who will be looking out for you. Prayers Always.

Vicki Trexler
8 years ago

Michelle, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your Mom will be missed by many, many people.

Mary McMullen
8 years ago

My Dearest Michelle and family,

Candice, Mary and the family send much love and prayers. We are so sorry and offer you strength in your wonderful memories.

Sally McLaughlin
8 years ago

My sincere sympathies to Michelle and her family. Betty and I have been friends for many years and I will cherish the memories of our working together at Superior Services. She was a very special friend, and I will miss her greatly.

Michael & Sue Adkins
8 years ago

Our sincere sympathies to Gerald, Frances and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Bob and Jene Carter
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with

you and our family.

Melanie Dinkle
8 years ago

Sweet Michelle,

I love you and the only words I know that can truly comfort are the living words of God. from 1 Thessalonians 4:13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have diedf so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.

15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died.g 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have diedh will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.

Scottye Droll Zember
8 years ago

We knew your Mom from working below her in the same office complex for the past 6 years. She was a bright spot everyday. Always a smile and a kind word and always looked amazing. We have missed and will continue to miss seeing her beautiful face, smile and spirit. Much love to you Betty and to your family.

Scottye Droll Zember

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