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Betty Lee (Williams) Smith

July 23, 1939 ~ May 28, 2023

Betty Lee (Williams) Smith of Vero Beach, Florida, was drafted by God on May 28, 2023, at a very young 83 years of age. Born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 23, 1939, she had a long, successful career as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, friend, and child of God.

Her parents Edward Lawrence Williams and Mildred Cora (Starner) Williams, siblings Edward (and his wife Ann) Williams, and Donna Williams, nephew Greg Blass, and great-niece Amy (Phelps) Hatcher were called up before her.

Before her elevation to the “pros,” Betty was a longtime property/community manager for RAF Properties in Toledo and a resident of Perrysburg, Ohio, as well as an ardent sports fan and avid Euchre champion. She unofficially holds the all-time family record for most wins in tournament and non-tournament play. In addition, she enjoyed cheering for The Ohio State University Buckeyes and optimistically following the Cleveland Browns each fall.

She enjoyed entertaining; if one walked into her home as an acquaintance, they most certainly left as a friend. Good food and fellowship was always on the menu. Apple and pumpkin pies were her specialties. On the stereo would be an eclectic mix of Maynard Ferguson, the Four Freshman, Chicago, Pointer Sisters, Alan Jackson, Stevie Wonder — and year-round Christmas carols. Music was always important to her, and along with sports was the bond that cemented her family.

She leaves behind her teammate of more than 64 years, Thomas G. Smith along with their children Scott T. (Lorrie) Smith and Kristie L. (Greg Anderson) Smith. She loved playing with her grandsons, Zachery Stein, Carson Smith, and Walker Smith when they were young, and watching them grow into men.

Though a two-year age difference, Betty and her sister Lila (Williams) Mastrianni, were practically twins as young ladies and have grown even closer since Betty and Tom moved to Vero Beach in 2015. Nephews Mark Zulovitz, DC, Doug (Tanya) Stagakis, nieces Susan (Norm) Phelps and Patricia Hinson, Ellen (Don) Millard, Denise (Arnie) Olcese, Ruth Litterall, along with great nieces and nephews—will dearly miss their fun, loving, and beautiful “Aunt Betty.”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to VNA & Hospice Foundation/Hospice House 920 37th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or


Chris Fannin

June 1, 2023, 9:50 pm

To the Smith family,
On behalf of the Fannin family,
we are deeply saddened to hear about
your loss. Our families shared so many
cherished moments together as we all grew up o er the years. May she RIP and our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Smith family.

Chris Fannin

Brenda McGarrity

June 1, 2023, 9:57 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly remember many conversations with Lila about Betty, but never had the pleasure of meeting her. May God Bless her and May she rest in peace.
Love & Blessings to all.

Kay Wallace

June 1, 2023, 11:33 pm

I will miss my dear friend until she and I are reunited in God’s presence.

Jerry Decker

June 2, 2023, 2:10 am

Elaine and Jerry Decker of Holy Cross in Decatur, Illinois extend condolence to the Smith family.

Geri Michael

June 3, 2023, 11:51 am

I’m so so sorry for your loss of this great & most beautiful woman of God, a wife, mother,sister,aunt,grandmother and a very beautiful friend to ALL❤️‍❤️
Lord God I come to you asking for your blessing of comfort to wrap your angels wings around Betty’s family & friends as they mourn the passing of there loved one I ask this Lord God in your precious sons name Jesus Christ,Amen
Love you Mark & Lila ♥️
God Is Love ❤️
Love Wins.

Alexey Nikitin

June 4, 2023, 8:36 pm

My sincere condolences to the family.
Rest in peace, Betty!
It was a pleasure and an honor to know you.

Sharon Pearson

June 5, 2023, 4:11 pm

Such a Beautiful Lady, sending Condolences, Hugs & Prayers for Peace at this sad time Kristie!

Millie Portante

June 5, 2023, 8:09 pm

Betty will be dearly missed by all those that knew her. The Ladies Devotions will miss your beautiful smile & hugs.

Denny Todak

June 10, 2023, 10:19 pm

I’ll always remember Betty’s infectious laughter. I will miss her.

Keith Wiesenberg

June 15, 2023, 12:59 am

Betty was my second mother and a beautiful soul. I am privileged to have known her and her family.

Mark Betteridge

May 28, 2024, 6:35 pm

I’m so sorry to hear this. We loved her dearly and she and Tom were the best neighbors Julie and I could have ever asked for. We have missed them and wish only the best for your family.

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