Lizzie Railey

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lizzie Belle (Wise) Lovell Railey of Berryville, Arkansas, was born July 31, 1928 in Hartman, Arkansas, the daughter of Charley William and Dora Ellen (Moore) Wise. Lizzie passed away at home August 31, 2019 in Berryville, Arkansas at the age of 91.

Along with being a wife and mother, she started her career at Rock Island Arsenal and later earned her GED in 1988 and then her CNA in 1991 where she worked for Eureka Springs Nursing Rehab Center for 19 years as a nursing assistant on the weekends. She also worked for Tyson Foods before retiring at the age of 83. Her hobbies included quilting, crafts and genealogy.

She is survived by four sons William Fred Lovell, Charlie Louis Lovell, Donald Edward Railey, Robert E. Andrew Railey; two daughters, Fredia (Lovell) Teter, Dora Louise (Lovell) Freeman; one sister Edith Pauline (Wise) Hale; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, eighteen great great-grandchildren.

Lizzie was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands Louis Fred Lovell, and Robert Earnest Railey; four sisters, Wilma (Wise) Schwert, Buelah (Wise) Freeman, Dorothy (Wise) Ellis, Virginia (Wise) Goetz; four brothers, Harce Wise, Dewell Wise, Q.B. Wise and Charles Junior Wise.

Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Church on the Hill food pantry, 907 S. Main St. Berryville, Arkansas, 72616. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at