Etta Geraldean Ratliff Smith, 77, of Bassett, Virginia passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, at her residence. She was born February 17, 1945, in Patrick County, Virginia to the late Dimond Ratliff and Verna Etta Cassell Ratliff.
Geraldean was of the Baptist faith and attended Valley Drive Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her plants, listening to music, dance, canning foods, and talking on the phone. The highlight to her day and what she loved most was spending time with family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, James D. Smith; brothers, Guy Ratliff, and Clyde Ratliff.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, James “Eddie” Edward Smith; son, Tommy Smith (Evelyn); sisters, Alice Young, Mary Sigmon (Guy), Myrtle Smith, Carol Martin (Elmer), Dot Shough (Roger), Barbara Holt; brothers, Grady Ratliff (Lois), Coy Ratliff, Eddie Ratliff (Kay); grandchildren, Jessica Edwards, Daniel Smith, and Tim Smith.
The funeral will be Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Valley Drive Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Rakes officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net