Lacy Batchelor Smith

Lacy Batchelor Smith

March 21, 1947 – July 19, 2021

WENDELL – Lacy Batchelor Smith, 74, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 19th, 2021. She was born in Wake County to the late William Eark Batchelor & Annie Harriett Williams. She worked as a hairdresser for several years. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Wallace Batchelor, Eddie Batchelor, Robert Batchelor, and Betty B. Oakley.

Funeral service, Friday, 2 pm, Faith Baptist Church in Knightdale. Burial will follow in Social Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Chad Anderson Smith (Tracy); daughter, Ginger Renee Smith; sisters, Mildred B. West, Annette B. Boykin, sisters-in-law, Eleanor B. Maxey, Dorothy “Dot” Batchelor; grandchildren, Mikayla, Maddie, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation, Thursday, 7-8:30 pm, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Stephanie Smith Richardson Posted July 20, 2021 5:22 pm

    Lacy was an angel on this earth and now she loves in Heaven. You will be missed Sista (the closest thing I ever had to a sister.

  • Sandra Forsythe Posted July 20, 2021 5:33 pm

    Lacy was such a sweet person. I just loved being in her presence. She loved our Lord and Savior and served Him well. She left such a fine upstanding legacy . We should all strive to be more like her. So sad to hear of her leaving her loved ones but may you find comfort in knowing you will join her again when our Lord calls you home. She is rejoicing with the Angels and praising our Lord with all those great saints that have gone on before. Love you guys.

  • Jeffrey Smith Posted July 20, 2021 9:37 pm

    Rest in the arms of Jesus sweet Lacy. You were truly one of a kind. Prayers for all the family.

  • THE EISCHEN FAMILY Posted July 21, 2021 11:02 am

    Ginger, Mikayla, and family, we are so sad and so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and raised an amazing daughter! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!

  • Bridget Maddox Posted July 21, 2021 11:43 am

    I love you so much. You will be in my thoughts forever. My heart goes out to Ginger& Chad and all of the family.

  • Cathy Miss Posted July 28, 2021 2:08 pm

    Miss Lacey was my best friend I live at Alexander Place way with her she was my neighbor she was my planting buddy we were all the time fiddling with plants she will be greatly missed I’ll have a hole in my heart for a while and missing those phone calls to check in to make sure each other is okay Miss Lacey you will never be forgotten you took me under your wing but I know you’re in a much much better place now
    Love Cathy Phillips

  • Tabbatha Wiggins Posted August 9, 2021 4:43 pm

    She will always be my “Ma Lacy” when I moved into her building in 2011 she showed me love and compassion from day one. I never thought I could love someone as much as I love her. She always bragged on me and was quick to introduce me as her 3rd daughter..
    I thank God for the memories we made that I now have held onto, I can think back and smile as I think of my dear sweet ma Lacy. I know she is in heaven right where she deserves to be. I imagine she walked through those pearly gates, head held high, no more pain. I thank God for every moment and every minute I had with my “Ma Lacy” ❤️

  • Suzanne Posted August 27, 2021 6:33 pm

    One of the sweetest Christian women I’ve had the pleasure to have in my life. She always had a kind word, a beautiful smile and warm heart. She was precious, complimentary and loving to my son with disabilities. Our loss…Heaven’s gain.

  • Donna Oakley Posted August 28, 2021 4:47 am

    I miss my Aunt Lacy so much. I never called her Aunt because she was more like a sister. Lacy truly loved everyone and cared for everyone. Her smile would warm your heart. I am so thankful for the years we shared. Lacy is unforgettable and leaves a beautiful impression on those who knew her. She is rejoicing with the Lord and the loved ones waiting for her, free of pain, “The only scars in Heaven are on the hands that hold her now”. My heart aches for Chad, Ginger and the family. Always on my heart and in my prayers. Love you always, Lacy.

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