Billie June Smith

Birth: November 16th, 1923
Death: November 20th, 2014
Age: 91 years

Billie J. Smith, age 91 of Lake, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at her residence.  Billie was born the daughter of the late Lester and Genevieve (Garner) Rice on November 16, 1923 in Wayne.  She was united in marriage to Ralph C. Smith in 1942, with him predeceasing her in 1990.  Billie had worked for the State of Michigan in the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) division.  She had moved to Lake from Perry in 1986.  Billie attended the Farwell United Methodist Church and was a Life Member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary; she enjoyed her family, yard work, baking, crocheting and reading.

      Surviving Billie are her children Jerry Mac (Lois) Smith of Elsie and Yvonne (Mark) Griffin of Lake; her sister Bonnie Whitehead of Holt; grandchildren Tammy, Michael, Dawn, Jessica, Andy, Ashley, Jacquelyn and Rachel; great grandchildren Stephanie, Nathan, Dylan, Alyssa, Aubrey, Liam, Clara, Bennett, Maggie, Krystal, Kole, Stephen , Jason and Nathan.  Billie was predeceased by her sister Bettie Jane Hart and her brother Donald Rice.

     Visitation and services will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.  Visitation will begin at noon with services led by Pastor Connie Bongard to begin at 2 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.  On-line condolences may be left at 

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