Flora N. Smith

Published 9:59 pm Monday, April 15, 2019

The funeral service for Mrs. Flora N. Smith will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Little Bahala Baptist Church at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Riverwood Family. Bro. Bendon Ginn and Bro. Douglas Clark will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery.

“Our sweet, precious mama had many extraordinary gifts. Gifts that could have been overlooked, but these gifts weren’t overlooked by the many souls that she touched.

Mama was a lover of people and a fixer of broken wings. Mama listened with her heart, not her ears. Mama was the best friend that a friend could have.

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Our daddy and mama gave us the gift of seeing what a true-life love story looked like. Theirs was a life spent honoring, supporting, cherishing, fishing, hunting, and loving one another without abandon and for all of the world to see.

Mama’s grands and great-grands were the light of her life and in turn, their ‘Granny’ was the light of theirs. Mama’s life long desire, even into her last days, was that all would know the healing power of Jesus Christ and the gift of His eternal salvation. Thank you Lord for the blessing of our Mama and praise Jesus for taking her into your Kingdom.”

Flora N. Smith, age 85 and a resident of Wesson, went to be with her Lord on April 14, 2019. She was born on Nov. 16, 1933, to J.O. and Willie Hutson in Natchez, Mississippi. Mrs. Flo was involved in many different clubs and activities, including the Lads and Lassies H-H Club, Homemakers Club, Quilters Club, Troll Mates and a founding member of the Magnolia Crappie Club. She was a loving, caring and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be dearly missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Sam Goings; sister, Patsy Gaskin; and great-grandsons, Mason and Matthew Sanders.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 67 years, Alfred “A.E.” Smith; daughter, Jean Smith Sanders; sons, Leslie Smith and wife Lois, James Smith and wife Margaret, and Larry Smith and wife Cheryl; and brother, Jerry Goings. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Sanders (Elisha), Mark Sanders (Misty), Courtney Boutwell (Kevin), Drew Smith (Kerri), Erin Rhoden (Garry), Cara Purdue (Matt), Trey Cathey (Rebecca), Paige Polk, BreAnna Davis and Derrick Sebren, as well as 25 great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Edouida Smith and Valerie Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Little Bahala Cemetery at P.O. Box 55, Wesson, MS 39191 or to Gideons International at P.O. Box 1106, Brookhaven, MS 39602.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kathy Boswell, Helen Woods, Deaconess Home Health, Dr. Ed Moak, Dr. Ruth Fredericks, Dr. Phillip Ley, Dr. Al Johnson, Madina Dixon, Dr. David Muholland and Dr. Ronald Delrie.