Phyllis Ann Smith, 77, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on May 24, 2017, at her home.

 She was born on February 19, 1940, in Hurricane, WV, daughter of the late George Phillip Bridgeman and Rena Katherine McDowell Bridgeman.

 Phyllis was a 1958 graduate of Hurricane High School.  She has the most consecutive years of membership (1967 to the present) at Ravenswood Free Will Baptist Church.  She was the Ladies Fellowship President, Sunday School Teacher, and was truly a Church Family Matriarch.  She was a longtime caregiver of her husband and daughter.

 Phyllis was very proud of her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Skeens and her husband Pastor Chris of Ravenswood; granddaughters, Michal Skeens-Shamblin (Delbert), and Hannah Clark (Lieutenant Bradford); great grandchildren, Brianna, Fern, Micah Skeens-Shamblin, Lydia Clark, baby Clark on the way; and brother, Bernie Lee Bridgeman (Lois).

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Bennie; daughter, Jennie; and baby sister, Mary Lou.

 The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Ravenswood Free Will Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating.  Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens in Cottageville, WV.

 Friends may visit the family at the church on Tuesday, May 30, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, time of service.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ravenswood Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 812, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

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