Sister Betty Joe Smith was 59, and departed this life Monday April 12, 2021 in Marion County. You may visit the family at 2629 Nichols Rd. Mullins. She was the mother of Latoya Shedrick, Patrice Smith and Delonta Smith and special friend of Kennedy Williams.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Henry L. Jackson Memorial Park on Friday April 16, 2021 at 11:00 am. She will be laid to rest at the Florence National Cemetery Monday April 19, 2021 at 11:00 am. Services will be live streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
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He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalm 91: 1
Betty Joe Smith was born on August 3, 1961 in Mullins, SC to the late Willie Joe Jr. and Margaret Williams. She won her battle after a brief illness on April 12, 2021 in MUSC (Marion) She graduated from Rains Centenary High in 1979. She joined the Army after high school where she earned the Rank of Sergeant. After an Honorable discharge from the military in 1985.
Betty Smith started Work at Sara Lee Hoisery in 1986 for 17 years where she met many lifelong friends. In 2006, she started work at Carolina Hospital (MUSC-Marion), where she retired after 15 years. Betty touched many lives along her journey.
Betty was preceded in death by two sisters. She leaves to cherish her fond memories to her daughters, Latoya (Antonio) Shedrick of Colorado Springs, CO, Patrice Smith of Conway, SC and one son Delonta Smith of Penderboro, SC. Her grandchildren, Aumiere Shedrick, TaMya Smith (who she helped raise), Kameron Smith, Kenslie Moore, Justice and Kyra Smith and Delonta Smith, Jr. A special friend, Kennedy Williams, Two brothers,Jimmy (Leola) Williams of Marion, SC, Ronnie Weeks of Mullins, SC, Three Sisters, Shirley (Archie) Braddy of Rains, SC Elizabeth Campbell of Rains, SC and Cursandra Davis of Rains, SC. Two Aunts, Mary Hannah and Ruth Williams and Two Uncles, Rosselvelt Williams and Thomas Williams, Jr. A special nephew, who she raised, Mickile (Chaunda) Williams of Florence, SC.. Special friends, Aleen, Tammy, Sherry, Marilyn, Judy, and Valarie. A special host of nephews, nieces, friends and family members.
The family of Sister Betty J. Smith in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Smith family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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