Betty Sue Smith Rogers Winter, age 79, passed away on November 5, 2018, at Park Place Nursing Facility, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Winter was born in Bristol, Virginia, on December 25, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Donald and Georgia Mae Smith and is preceded in death by three siblings, Homer Smith, Gray Smith Rasnake, and Jimmy Lee Smith, and husbands, Jay C. Rogers and Phil Winter.
She is survived by one daughter, Lesa Rogers Howell, and her husband Guy, of Monroe; two granddaughters, Jessica Howell Pannell, and her husband, Tyler, of Monroe, and Victoria Howell Brown, and her husband, Quinton, of Grayson; two great-grandchildren, Landen and Kate Pannell; two brothers, J. R. “Bob” Smith and Donald Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Winter retired as a Technology Security Analyst from Norfolk Southern Railroad after twenty-seven years of service. She also worked for Lockheed Corporation for eight years. Mrs. Winter had a servant’s heart toward her family and church. She served in numerous capacities of church ministry for nearly fifty years, often times traveling many miles to fulfill her duties of working with Children, Youth, Women, Prison Ministry, and Teen Challenge.
The family will receive friends on November 10th, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, GA. The funeral service will immediately follow visitation in the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home, and will be conducted by nephew John S. Rasnake, II. The committal service will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens in Monroe. Pallbearers are Tyler Pannell, Quinton Brown, Derek Peters, Max Ollis, Kenton Long, and Howard Forman.
In honor of Betty’s dedication to make this world a better place, if you would like to make a donation in Betty’s name please do so to the Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge in Greensboro, NC or The Praise Center Women’s Ministry in Monroe, GA.
Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.