She was a faithful member of the North Cleveland Church of God.
She was born Jan. 19, 1922, in north Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Timothy T. and Lonnie Mae (Duncan) Peterson and by her loving husband of 58 years, the Rev. Wilmon A. Smith Sr.
She was a resident of Cleveland for more than 16 years. Previously, however, she served at her husband’s side as a faithful pastor’s wife for more than 44 years in churches located in Maine, Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania. She was also employed in several banks in a supervisory position throughout the years.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ashley and Judy Smith of Cleveland; two daughters and son-in-law: Martha Wong of Cleveland and Mary and Philip Morris Sr. of Salisbury, Md.; four grandchildren: Philip Morris Jr. (Denise) of Sevierville, Ralph Morris (Murielle) of San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth Pace (Duane) of Cleveland and Esther Hershman (Jacob) of Richmond, Va.; 10 great-grandchildren: John and Hope Morris, Celine and Jeremie Morris, Sophie, Micah, Sadie, and Sarah Pace, and Henri and Julian Hershman; two nieces and a nephew: Jean Barnes of Clearwater, Fla., Allen Wright (Pamela) of Blairsville, Ga. and Gerri Letzring of McDonough, Ga.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m., at North Cleveland Church of God Dixon Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Revs. Philip Morris Sr., Cy Harris and Cecil Guiles officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Philip Morris Jr., Ralph Morris, Allen Wright, John Morris, Duane Pace and the Rev. Larry Wilson will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Women’s Prayer and Praise group and the Unity Sunday school class, both of which she was a fond and faithful member.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the North Cleveland Church of God Building Fund. Memorial donations may be sent to: North Cleveland Church of God, 335 11th St. NE, Cleveland TN 37311.
Grissom Funeral Home, Mark S. Grissom, funeral director, is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net.