Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 26 E, Montezuma, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Hattie Mae Smith Eley was born September 8, 1939 to the late Nathaniel Smith and the late Willie Mae Kaigler Smith. She was the oldest of nine children; four brothers and one sister, Willie James Smith, Jimmy Lee Smith, Augustus Smith, Sammie Lee Smith and Frances Smith, preceded her in death.
In her early walk with Christ, she became a member of First United Holiness Church in Montezuma, Georgia. In 1998, Hattie moved to Tacoma, Washington and during that time she became the mother of three churches, New Christ Temple of Deliverance Church under Pastor Apostle Constance Adams; Comfort House under Pastor Anthony Davis; and her final church home AGAPE CFM under the leadership of Dr. Aaron T. Jackson and First Lady Stacy Jackson. During her most trying time and as her health began to fail, Dr. Jackson, First Lady Jackson, their four daughters, Charnelle, Chantelle, Cherelle, and Preshis, along with SGM (R) Cindy Holt, made sure she was taken to her appointments, received fruit, and made sure her medicine was paid. Her granddaughter, LeKeisha Harris, also played a pivotal role in her life by giving birth to the love of her life - her great grandson Prince Cayden Josiah Harris, who truly give her the zest and zeal to fight for her life. She also claimed MSG (R) William Malachi III as a son and he always made sure she had fruit.
She leaves to cherish her memories three children Melody Oliver (Isaiah) Montezuma, Georgia, Evangelist Beverly Harris, Tacoma, Washington, and Henry Smith (Subrina), Montezuma, Georgia; grandchildren, Letita Henry (Rev. Tommy) Dothan, Alabama, LeKeisha Harris, Tacoma, Washington, Jesse Harris (Ashley), Tacoma, Washington, Anthony Harris (Jakera), Fort Mitchell, Alabama, Nefirtary Oliver, Montezuma, Georgia, Takesszia Smith, Americus, Tryneeisha Smith, Americus, Georgia, William Felton III, Warner Robins, Georgia, Shanaya Felton, Rufus Felton, both of Montezuma, Georgia; twelve great grandchildren; three sisters, Annie Allen, Mary Hammock, and Devora Smith all of Montezuma, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Smith, Hartford, Connecticut; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted friend, Mother Gussie Harris of Oglethorpe, Georgia.