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June 10, 1944 - June 6, 2018

Burial Date: June 11, 2018

Those who knew her are invited to Melton’s Mortuary, on Harper Road in Beckley, WV to attend the viewing from 1-3pm and funeral service immediately following on Monday June 11, 2018. Pastor and friend, Ardeth Bailey will be officiating. Burial will be at Acord Mountain Cemetery in Slab Fork, WV.

Shirley Jean Smith
June 10, 1944 – June 6, 2018

“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” –Romans 8:28

Shirley Jean Smith, 73, of Slab Fork, WV, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, whom she loved, following a long illness on June 6, 2018.

Shirley was the middle child of Oma Edith Acord and late Rev. Dewey H. Acord of Slab Fork, WV. She was a widow of 17 years after having lost the love of her life Billy Ray Smith to ALS in 2001.

She met her father, brother, husband and numerous other family members who have gone on before her by the gates of heaven with a shout of rejoicing.

Shirley spent most of her time taking care of her of her home, reading, worshipping and crocheting. She was a member of Akers Missionary Baptist Church in Maple Meadow, WV. She enjoyed camping with her husband and sons, when they were younger. And as she grew older, loved to make the trip to the beach and would sit and listen to the ocean for hours.

Those of us left to miss her include her mother, 8 brothers and sisters and their spouses, as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from her extended marital family. Along, with the nieces and nephews, of whom there are many. Her beloved prayer partner, confidant, and best friend Bette Davis and her numerous other family members; Her three sons and their families: Randall R. Smith, Daughter Brittany Smith, Douglas S. Smith and wife Christy Smith, Son Billy R. Smith and wife Tabitha Smith, Daughter Molly Smith, Daughter Amanda Blevins and husband David Blevins, Sons Jeremiah, Ethan, and Stephen Blevins, Daughter Alexis Smith, Step-Daughter Jessica and Blake Smith, Son Logan Smith, Step-Son Mike Layne, Garland G. Smith and wife Robin Smith, Daughter Rebecca Smith, Son Jacob Smith.

Those who knew her are invited to Melton’s Mortuary, on Harper Road in Beckley, WV to attend the viewing from 1-3pm and funeral service immediately following on Monday June 11, 2018. Pastor and friend, Ardeth Bailey will be officiating. Burial will be at Acord Mountain Cemetery in Slab Fork, WV. A dinner for family and friends will follow at Akers Missionary Baptist Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers.