Frances Irene Smith   

Published 7:42 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Irene Smith will be Saturday, March 30, 2019,

at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in the Pleasant

Hill Cemetery in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. Bro. Floyd Higginbotham and Bro. Jacob Glasz will be officiating the services with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation will be at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church  Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9 until 11 a.m.

Mrs. Smith, 93, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Whitney, Alabama, to Herbert and Maggie Lowe Owens.

She enjoyed cooking and game day with her friends. She loved watching the Atlanta Braves. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, the Nell Smith Sunday School Class, and The Order of the Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of 44 years, Thomas I. Smith Jr.; son-in-law, Dean Foster; grandson, Erin Thomas McNeel; great-granddaughter, Skylar Mae McNeel; brothers, Carvin Owens, Artis Owens, and Preston Owens; and sister, Hildred Stroud.

Survivors are her daughters, Barbara McNeel and husband, Ron, Linda Foster, and Annette Rials and husband, Dwayne; grandchildren, Jared McNeel and wife, Lindsey, Peyton Rials and Ashton Rials; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family would like to thank Hospice Ministries Inc. nurse Ann Weeks; caregiver Gayla Wardlaw and Dr. Will Austin and staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Irene’s name may be made to Callie’s Mission Inc., P.O. Box 108, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629 or Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2305 Pleasant Hill Dr. SE, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629.

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