Our community sadly lost a gem on August 1, 2020, when Elizabeth Montgomery, affectionately known as Lizzy, passed away from natural causes. Lizzy was one of 6 children born to Andrew and Josephine (Alston) Hawkins and raised in Steubenville, Ohio. She married Robert (LC) Montgomery and raised 3 children Lawana Montgomery, Eric Montgomery, Grier Montgomery (Wise God Allah), and her grandchild Dayona Montgomery. She is survived by her sister Pearl Jarrett (Steubenville, OH), Lawana Montgomery (Steubenville, OH), Eric Montgomery (Steubenville, OH), Dayona Montgomery (Pittsburgh, PA), several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends who love her dearly! Miss. Lizzy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her son Grier Montgomery (Wise God Allah), her brothers Andrew Hawkins and Lewis Hawkins, and her sisters Lucy Ferguson and Annabelle Peterson.
Miss Lizzy was a dedicated member of Second Baptist Church since she was a child. Her father, Mr. Hawkins, was an avid churchgoer and raised his children to be the same way. They grew up in Second Baptist Church where she remained for the duration of her life. She has served the church in multiple capacities such as an usher, in the kitchen for funerals and other events, and on the choir. Known for her bubbly, generous, and friendly personality, Lizzy treated everyone as if they were her blood relatives. Her excitement for people who were hardworking and/or doing well was contagious as she constantly kept everyone abreast of the many beautiful people in Steubenville and those who left the area. She had a deep appreciation for anyone or anything that came her way. Her personality could light up a room. She was so good at lighting up the room that she even got the attention of President Barrack Obama and managed to take a picture with him when he was on his campaign trail!
Although Lizzy was not a wealthy woman, she would help anyone who needed help. She could not stand to see anyone hungry or in need so she did what she could to help them and NEVER told a soul about her good deeds. Sometimes she was just a listener because that is what was needed. Lizzy was no stranger to work, and in fact, worked hard all of her life. She was a teaching assistant at Grant School and held several other jobs as well. She was proud of all of her grandchildren and excited to have great grandchildren.
Elizabeth Montgomery’s infectious smile will live on forever in the hearts and memories of everyone she came in contact with.
Social distancing will be observed, the family of Elizabeth Montgomery request that facial covering be worn.
Arrangements entrusted to Vinson Mortuary 711 North Fifth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 740-283-6555
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