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Alma Gordon Smith

Funeral services for Alma Gordon Smith of Madison are 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Caseyville. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, from 9 until 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven.

Mrs. Smith, 88, died Feb. 2, 2014, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in McComb on March 14, 1925, to Thomas Jefferson Gordon and Alma Jennings Gordon.

She was a graduate of McComb High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College. After graduation she served as secretary to the president for 38 years and under the administration of three presidents. Gifted in music, she served as pianist and organist at Wesson Baptist Church for many years. After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling as well as serving in local missions. Following the death of her husband she relocated to Madison to be closer to her children and became a faithful member of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 44 years, Grover Smith; and brothers, Thomas Ray Gordon and Robert Bailey Gordon.

Survivors are her sons, Thomas H. “Tommy” Smith of Jackson and Terry Gordon Smith of Houston, Texas; grandsons, Thomas W. Smith and wife, Yvonne, of Sugar Land, Texas, and William R. Smith and wife, Mary Ann, of Franklin, Tenn.; and great-grandchildren, Catlin, Trent, Carter and Amelia Smith.

The family is deeply grateful for the compassionate care and many acts of kindness of Dr. Samuel H. Peeples, Dr. Allen M. Haraway and the entire sixth floor staff at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering c/o the International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767 Richmond, Va. 23230-0767 or Compassion International, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80997.

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