Ezzie Lee Hilliard Smith, 84, of Bear Creek, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Ezzie was born in Chatham County on May 19, 1938, the daughter of Bob and Sally Phillips Hilliard.
She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, where she attended the Sunday School Class. She spent her working years as a Handicap Aid for Chatham County Group Home. Ezzie enjoyed gardening and was beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to be around people. In addition to her parents, Ezzie is preceded in death by her husband, Settie Smith; sons, Jimmy and Mark Smith; 1 step grandson; 1 great grandson; brothers, Roy, Robert, Archie and Harold Hilliard; and sisters, Sissy Lucas and Geneva Beck.
Ezzie is survived by her daughters, Sharon Elkins and husband Lynn and Teresa Kearns and husband Jeff, both of Silk Hope; sister, Lenora Lucas of Bonlee; 15 grandchildren; 1 step grandson; 8 great grandchildren; and 3 step great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial will follow at the Hilliard Family Cemetery in Goldston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Smith family.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com