Katie Nell White Smith

Published 10:00 am Monday, November 29, 2021

Mrs. Katie Nell White Smith, 89, entered eternity November 26, 2021. She began life’s journey January 27, 1932, in Brookhaven, MS. Mrs. Katie was born to Everette Leon White and Mary Rebecca Strickland White. After graduation, she attended Whitworth College. She then began her career as a bookkeeper. Mrs. Katie was an active member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School, working in Women’s Missionary Union, and visiting those who were unable to get out and enjoy life. She enjoyed listening to gospel music and traveling. She was a loving and faithful mother and grandmother and her most precious treasures were her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Exchange Club and the Order of the Eastern Star and will forever be missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Smith; her parents; sister, Juanita Golmon; brothers, Marvin White and J.R. White; granddaughter, Jenny Rebecca McGuffie; and great-granddaughter, Olivia Maxwell Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory are, her son, Billy G. Smith; daughters, Wanza McGuffie, Tabby Reid and husband, Phillip; brother, Robert Wayne “Bob” White and wife, Dianne; sister, Doris Winborne; sister-in-law, Carolyn White; five grandchildren, Jason McGuffie and wife, Jessica, Bobby McGuffie and wife, Lindsey, Hunter Smith, Anna Beth Parker and husband, Adrian, Nick Smith and wife, Sarah; and nine great-grandchildren, Zach, Zöe and Marleigh Grace McGuffie, Holden, Aiden, and Nolan Parker, Everly Smith, and Asher and Stanton Newman. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends.

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Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson 2500 N State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, St. Jude’s PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, or a charity of your choice.

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