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Quinnie Lea Williams Smith

Funeral services for Quinnie Lea Williams Smith, of Brookhaven, were held Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven with burial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith, 85, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. She was born April 20, 1932, in Wesson, to Edward Lee Williams and Allie Belle Ingram Williams at the home of Dr. William Lee Little. Dr. little asked for, and was granted the privilege of naming her.

She marred Jesse W. Smith Oct. 9, 1948, and spent many years helping him with his home-building business. She also worked at Stahl Urban & Company in Brookhaven and Blue Diamond Growers in Sacramento, California. She was an avid animal lover and before diabetes and Alzheimer’s robbed her of so many of her joys, she loved to take care of her animals, cross stitch, work in the garden, visit antique stores, and work on her family history, but her biggest joy was the time she spent as “Mamaow” to her grandchildren and “Great Mama” to her great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Victor Nathan Williams, Porter Edward Williams, Troy Lee Williams, Clyde Monroe Williams, Robert Wayne Williams, Whitney Print Williams; sisters, Ara Maybelle Bruard, Myrtis Vera Fassbender, Thelma Mattie “Billie” Quintela and Laverne Marie Cupit.

Survivors are her husband Jesse W. Smith; son, Jesse Ronnie Smith; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia “Pat” and Michael H. “Sarge” Smith; grandchildren, Christopher M. Smith and wife, Christina, and Alanna M. Smith and husband, Tracey Case; great- grandchildren, Elizabeth and Quinn Smith and Wrynn Case; sister and brothers-in-law, Helen and Chuck Carter, John and Patsy Smith and Ralph and Aby Smith; a host of nieces and nephews and her special friend who loved her dearly and also called her “Mom” Jennifer Porter Moak.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mrs. Rose Hux and Compassus Hospice Ministries.

Memorials can be made to the American Diabetics Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the Animal Rescue League or the charity of your choice

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