Bette Horn Smith, age, 85, of Robinson, Texas was welcomed into Heaven by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sun, January 21, 2024. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 27 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Robinson with Dr. Cary Killough and Pastor David Cozart officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Waco Memorial Park. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 26 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, Waco.
Bette was born September 9, 1938 in Waco Texas to Lloyd Marion Horn and Flora (Sue) Estelle Patterson. She graduated from Waco High School and after taking some journalism classes at Baylor University she became a reporter for the Waco Tribune Herald for 10 years. She then worked as a copy writer at KWTX Radio for 10 years. She retired in Dec 1998 after almost 10 years working for Quala-T Imprints.
She met the love of her life, Jerry Smith, of Caruthersville, Missouri while he was stationed at Connally Air Force Base and they were married January 1, 1960. They moved to Robinson from Waco in 1974 and joined Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Her passion was teaching children about Jesus. That included Preschool Sunday School, Kindergarten and 29 years as director of Children’s Worship. After that she became the director of the Meadowbrook Homebound Ministry. She was a dedicated servant of Jesus Christ for 50 years. Her hobbies included painting, reading, crocheting, country music and playing cards and dominos with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law Alfred Smith. Bette is survived by her husband Jerry Smith, daughter Shelley and husband Jim Trainor of St. Petersburg, Florida; brother-in-law Roy Smith and wife Judy of Jonesboro Arkansas; sister-in-law Martha Cruz of Yellville, Arkansas as well as several cousins and many treasured friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Meadowbrook Baptist Church Homebound Ministry or Bldg. Fund, 1207 N. Old Robinson Rd., Robinson, TX 76706.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the MBC Homebound Ministry and St. Anthony’s Care Center.