Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Counts Fitzgerald, 74, of Wurtland, passed away Wednesday, August 11th following a courageous battle with cancer. Although the cancer weakened her body, she never stopped believing that she would be cured. Her cure was found and her body was healed in the early hours of Wednesday morning when an ever merciful Savior called her home.
Beth was of the Baptist faith. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and a grandmother who saw only the best in everyone she met. Above all, Beth was a virtuous woman who placed the needs of others ahead of her own.
Beth was born March 18, 1947. She was the eldest child of the late Henry and Clara Cox Counts. She is survived by her husband of almost 48 years, Joseph Fitzgerald and daughters, Kim (Mark) Carroll and Rhonda (Tim) West. Also surviving are sisters Linda (Larry) Stafford and Mary Thomas. Special cousins Judy Arthur and James Milton Arthur and a host of extended family and friends including 10 grandchildren, Krista Ann (Matthew) Skaggs, Kyra Danielle (Steven) Vanover, Jessica Marie West, Tia Lynette (John) Evans, Brianna Leigh (Josh) Napier, Harlan Joseph Straight (Breanna) Taylor, Timothy Lee West Jr., Talyssa Carrae (Marq) L’Homme, Jeremy Thomas West and Virginia Elizabeth West and 17 great-grandchildren whom she adored above all others.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday August 15, 2021 at Carman Funeral Home with Brother AJ Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Counts Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.
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