May 12, 1931 - May 11, 2021
Bettye Jo Smith, 89, of Laurel, MS died Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, MS. Bettye was born May 12, 1931 in Laurel to Alvin and Annie Myra Holifield. She was a member of First Baptist of Shady Grove. She played the organ and piano for 65 years, was a prayer warrior and what a faithful servant she has been. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and seamstress at Author’s Menswear. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert T. Smith (2010), son Redgie Thomas Smith (2003), daughter Teresa June Norsworthy (2017), infant child, her parents Alvin and Annie Myra Holifield and her brother Leguin Holifield. She is survived by her children Myra Fountain (Pete), Sharron Kerr (Harold), Gary Smith (Teresa Ann), son-in-law Gary Norsworthy, grandchildren Jeffery Fountain (Jennifer), Jared Norsworthy (Kelly), Drew Smith (Dee Ann), Drake Smith (Savannah), Katie Blackwell (Chris), great grandchildren Kole, Abby Gail, Alysia, Eli, Alice, Nicholson, Heather, Robert, Brayden, Jaxon, Oakleigh and Khloe, step grandchildren Chelsea Pressly (Nick) and William Chism, step great grandchildren Haylee and Matthew Pressly, brother Dennis Holifield (Becky), “Special Sister” Mary Ann Wardell (Lavoy) and other beloved friends and family. Services will be held at First Baptist of Shady Grove in Laurel on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. and the service following at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Matthews Cemetery. Bro. Jason Goodwin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Drew Smith, Drake Smith, Jared Norsworthy, Jeffery Fountain, Chris Blackwell and John Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Lavoy Wardell, Roy Boutwell, Charles Ray Ashley, Charles Williams and Bobby Lowe. The family would like to thank Guardian Angels Personal Care Home and all the employees for the love and care given to Mrs. Bettye. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Bettye Jo Smith, 89, of Laurel, MS died Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, MS. Bettye was born May 12, 1931 in Laurel to Alvin and Annie Myra Holifield. She was a member of First Baptist of Shady Grove.... View Obituary & Service Information
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