Mrs. Lucy Bettie "Baby Doll" Taylor Smith, of Church Road, Va., was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Vance County, Henderson, N.C. She went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2012, at the age of 89.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, John Willie Smith Sr.; her parents, Phillip Taylor and Bertie Parham Taylor; sons, John Willie Smith Jr. and Randolph McCullen Smith; brothers, Phillip Earl Taylor and Dennis Millard Taylor; and sister, Mildred Taylor Harris.
She is survived by her ever devoted children: Theresa Roberta Scisney of Stockbridge, Ga., Larry Wendell Smith Sr. of Chesterfield, Va., Earl Lewis Smith Sr. and wife, Dorothy Murphy Smith, of Knoxville, Tenn., Ethel Ingleberg Morgan and husband, Harold Kenneth Morgan III, of San Antonio, and Hilda May Brown and husband, Dwight Melton Brown, of Dumfries, Va.; grandchildren, Tiffany Nicole McQueen, LaKelvia Olesia Smith, Larry Wendell Smith Jr., Earl Lewis Smith Jr., Frank Willis Scisney II, Nicole Denise Smith, Porsché Raquel Lane, Justin T.C. Morgan, Taylor Alexander Morgan and Rachael Michelle Brown; great-grandchildren, Desire Martin, Nevanta Smith and Morgan McQueen.
A homegoing celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the Chapel of the Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment, 301 W. Atlantic St., South Hill, Va., with the Rev. Dr. Victor McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Westview East Cemetery, South Hill. Viewing will begin at 9 the morning of the service.
Services are entrusted to the staff of the Oris P. Jones Funeral Establishment, South Hill, Va., 434-447-7158.