Betty-Zane  Smith
Betty-Zane Smith, age 87, of Beckley, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 14, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Born on March 31, 1932 in Clear Fork, WV, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Maxie (Stover) Hutchinson and sister of the late "J.B." James Burton Hutchinson.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John N. Lilly and her second husband, Wilfred H. Smith.
Betty-Zane leaves behind to cherish her memory, son John N. Lilly of Blueridge, GA; daughters Patricia (Gary) Raines of Shady Spring, WV, and Jody-Kay (Joe) Skeen of Canvas, WV; step-son John (Lynette) Smith; 6 grandchildren John N. (Anne Michele) Lilly III, Kristi (Clark) Raines McCormick, Sean (Deborah) Raines, Jeffrey (Christine) Raines, Jamie Lilly, and Lucas (Emily) Skeen; and 6 great-grandchildren Mason McCormick, Wyatt McCormick, Mia Viera Lilly, John N. Lilly, IV, Levi Zane McCormick, Bailey Jo Skeen and Charlotte Raines.
Betty-Zane was a member of Carriage Drive Church of Christ and had recently been attending Prosperity Church of Christ with her family. She enjoyed shopping, taking care of others, and was a committed caretaker to her family and home. She always put others first and made them feel special by sending greeting cards and checking in on them with a simple phone call. Betty-Zane retired from her banking career after 15 years of service.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5-8 pm at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10 am with Pastor John Rose Jr. officiating. Betty-Zane will be laid to rest with her late husband of 35 years, John N. Lilly, at Blue Ridge Memorial Park following services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude in memory of Betty-Zane. Condolences may be offered to the family at Blue Ridge Funeral Home is entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Published on September 16, 2019


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Gary and Shelby Houchins
Sep 19, 2019
Our prayers are with the family. Betty Zane will be missed but HEAVEN has acquired an ANGEL. Love and prayers to you all. Gary and Shelby