The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Willie James Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born September 21, 1938 in Montezuma, Macon Co., Georgia to the late Henry Smith, Sr. and Essie Mae Preston Smith. He was preceded in death by nine siblings, Annie Ruth Barnes, James Smith, Essie Mae Smith, Ethel Mae Smith, Ailene Smith, Willie Henry Smith, Willie Mae Smith, Margie Smith Cooper and Lucy Mae Smith Jenkins. He acquired his education in the public school system of Macon County.
After many years of dedicated services he retired from Mass Stock as a heavy equipment operator in 2005. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at the Zion Hill Baptist Church.
He was united in holy matrimony to the former Jannie Mae Williams, and he was the proud father of four children – his daughter, Cynthia Smith, preceded him in death.
“Boy Rock,” as loved ones and friends affectionately called him, enjoyed his cup of coffee and breakfast with the boys at Troy’s Snack Shack.
He leaves a legacy of love and memories to his beloved family which include his wife, Jannie Mae Smith, Montezuma, Georgia; three children, Willie Gene Smith, Atlanta, Georgia, Roy Smith (Pearlie), Oglethorpe, Georgia and Gwendolyn Smith, Richmond, Virginia; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; six siblings, Lucille Cullers (Johnny), Miami, Florida, Emmitt Smith (Annette), Merlene Smith, Christine Hinton all of Montezuma, Georgia, Pearlene Harvey (Rev. Willie Gene) Rochester, New York, Herman Smith, Byromville, Georgia; Cleon Harry, Vinandle, New Jersey, Maggie Horsley and Paulene Hosley both of Elmira, New york; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Ann Joiner, Betty Ann Williams, Bessie Lee Williams and Mildred Johnson (John), Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces and nephews including one devoted, Michelle Smith; and a host of other relatives and friends.
- DANNETTE CLARK(Sunday, November 04 12 03:55 pm EST)
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.....
- Elder Laura Martin O'Neal(Saturday, October 13 12 03:37 pm EDT)
All that God made and created it all belongs to him. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can't healed. God bless you family.
- Dee Hinton-Powell(Monday, October 08 12 11:58 pm EDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. God can and God will
- SARA CLEMONS(Monday, October 08 12 11:00 pm EDT)
I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE DEATH OF YOUR LOVED ONE."MAY THE PEACE OF GOD GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MENTAL POWER," DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.[PHILLIPIANS 4:6,7]
OUR FATHER ABOVE LOVES US SO MUCH AND WILL NEVER LEAVE US ALONE.HE WILL NOT FORSAKE US IN OUR NEED-TO FACE THIS ON OUR OWN.
- Yvonne Tillard(Friday, October 05 12 03:21 pm EDT)
Will miss and love you
- George & Corrie McAllister(Friday, October 05 12 10:55 am EDT)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
- Bonnie Hinton(Thursday, October 04 12 09:19 pm EDT)
So sorry to hear of your loss....may God continue to bless your famly at this difficult time
- MELVYNA CURGIL(Thursday, October 04 12 10:46 am EDT)
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY OF THE LATE MR.BOY ROCK HENRY SMITH.