Betty Jean Nesbit Smith, 93, of Statesville, N.C., went home Monday, July 13, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Smith was born October 4, 1926, in Iredell County and was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Frances Bass Nesbit.
She was a graduate of Troutman High School and previously worked at Troutman Industries. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.
She is survived by four sons, Jerry Honeycutt (Anita) of Stanton, Tenn., Jimmy Honeycutt (Dianne) of Covington, Tenn., Timmy Honeycutt (Betty) of Brighton, Tenn., and Jeff Honeycutt (Shelia) of Wolford, S.C; three daughters, Nancy Douglas (Mike) of Statesville, Mary Southard (Frankie) of Statesville, and Pam Honeycutt of Statesville; 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; three step-children, Chuck Smith (Nan), Pam Childers (Stanley), and Terry Smith (Crystal); and five step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Osborne W. Smith; one daughter, Beverly Hensley; seven sisters, Aileen Robbins, Bea Reardon, Ruby, Rachel, Mary, Angie, and Lois; and five brothers, Tommy, Lynn, Henry, Bobby and Billy Nesbit.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at New Perth ARP Church with Pastor Will Hazen and Chaplain Betty Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will visit with friends on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jayden Brown, Brandon Williams, Erin Jenkins, Clay, Jason and Hayes Honeycutt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Perth ARP Church or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com.
Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.