Betty Smith
Betty Smith
Betty Smith

Obituary of Betty Jean Smith

ON JUNE 10, 1945 EARNISTINE MARTIN AND OTIS RANSOM WELCOMED THEIR FIRST BORN, BETTY JEAN RANSOM. SHE SPENT HER CHILDHOOD IN CELESTE TEXAS ENJOYING MUSIC AND DANCING HER HEART OUT. BEING A ROLE MODEL TO HER YOUNGER SIBLINGS INA SIMMONS, BRENDA MILES, KATRINA STEWART, DONALD RAY RANSOM, JESSE RANSOM, DWAYNE RANSOM, PEARLITA RANSOM, ANTHONY COLLINS, AND TONYA COLLINS, SHE QUICKLY BECAME THE MATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY. SHE ENJOYED THIS ROLE AND SEEMED TO ALWAYS KNOW JUST WHAT TO SAY TO HELP SOMEONE FEEL BETTER.

 

BETTY WAS FULL OF LIFE AND READY TO EXPLORE ALL THAT IT HAD TO OFFER. AFTER HIGHSCHOOL SHE MET AND FELL IN LOVE WITH WESLEY JOE IVORY, AND TOGETHER CREATED THEIR SON WESLEY IVORY. A TRAGIC ACCIDENT LEFT HER A SINGLE MOTHER. HER STRENGTH AND LOVE FOR HER SON COMPLED HER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH HER LIFE AND GAVE BIRTH TO A BOUNCING BABY BOY IN JANUARY OF 1970. WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL ONE DAY SHE MET WILLIE SMITH, AND QUICKLY FELL IN LOVE. THEY MOVED TO DENVER COLORAD AND WERE WED ON AUGUST 21, 1970.

 

COLORADO QUICKLY BECAME HER HOME AND SHE FOUND LOTS OF FRIENDS. SHE FOUND A CARRER THAT SHE LOVED AND SPENT THE NEXT 30 + YEARS IN THE MEDICAL FIELD IN SOME COMPACITY OR ANOTHER. AFTER A FEW YEARS SHE AND WILLIE WELCOMED A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL NAMED SHAPREE SMITH TO THE FAMILY. BETTY WAS AN AMAZING MOTHER AND ALWAYS WANTED THE BEST FOR HER CHILDREN, SO IN 1989 BETTY FOUND A CHURCH HOME AT MT. MORIAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE SHE WAS A MEMBER UNTIL HER LAST BREATH. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HER TO PASS HER FAITH ONTO HER CHILDREN.

 

BEING A GRANDMOTHER TO TAVION JONES, TANAJAH JONES, AND TAKIYAH SMITH BROUGHT HER SO MUCH JOY AND HAPPINESS. SHE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS LAUGHING, TALKING, AND TEACHING THEM ALL SHE HAD LEARNED. SHE LOOKED FORWARD TO GETTING HER BABAIES ON THE WEEKEND. WHERE SHE WAS SURE TO TAKE THEM TO CHRUCH ON SUNDAY MORINGS. BETTY WAS A VERY LOVED WOMEN AND SHE WILL FOREVER BE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO KNEW HER.

 

BETTY SMITH DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON NOVEMBER 7, 2020 IN AURORA COLORADO IN THE ARMS OF HER LOVING SISTER KATRINA STEWART. SHE LEAVES TO CHARISH HER MEMORY IS SON WESLEY IVORY, DAUGHTER SHAPREE SMITH, SISTERS BRENDA MILES, INA SIMMONS, KATRINA STEWART, GRANDCHILDREN TAVION JONES, TANAJAH JONES, TAKIYAH SMITH, AS WELL AS NIECES, NEPHEWS, AND FRIENDS.

 

DON’T CRY FOR ME BY DEBORAH GARCIA GAITAN

DON’T CRY FOR ME.

I WILL BE OKAY.

HEAVEN IS MY HOME NOW,

AND THIS IS WHERE I’LL STAY.

 

DON’T CRY FOR ME.

I’M WHERE I BELONG.

I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY

AND TRY TO STAY STRONG.

 

DON’T CRY FOR ME.

I AM NOT ALONE.

THE ANGELS ARE WITH ME

TO WELCOME ME HOME.

 

DON’T CRY FOR ME,

FOR I HAVE NO FEAR.

ALL MY PAIN IS GONE,

AND JESUS TOOK MY TEARS.

 

DON’T CRY FOR ME.

THIS IS NOT THE END.

I’LL BE WAITING HERE FOR YOU

WHEN WE MEET AGAIN.

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