The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 28, 2012 at New Corinth Baptist Church, Hooks Mills Road, Americus, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery. Reverend Sterling Vereen will officiate.
Mrs. Lizzie Mae was born May 26, 1923 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to the late Mary Bartlett and the late Ben Carter. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County, Georgia. At an early age she joined Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was united in holy matrimony to Ned Smith, Sr., and to this union they were blessed with six children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Smith, Sr., her brother, Henry Walker, sister, Georgia Mae Floyd, grandson, Leon Boone, Jr., and great grand daughter Chamiracle Wright. Lizzie served as the mother of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Deaconess ministry, and supported every facet of the church she loved so well.
Survivors are her loving and devoted children, Emma Wright (Wardell), Leslie, Georgia, Brenda Green (Ricky) Americus, Georgia, Ned Smith, Jr., William Smith, Abbey Boone (Leon) and Issac Smith, all of Leslie, Georgia; godson, Otha (Lorraine) Hawkins, Albany, Georgia and god-daughter, Angeline Lockett, Albany, Georgia; twenty six grandchildren and sixty great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Cornelia Bell, Americus, Georgia, Fletcher Palmore, Atlanta, Georgia and Earnest Floyd, Americus, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, including George Barney and Curtis White, and godchildren, Willis, Battle, Pitts, Grover and Griffin Families.
- Charles and Marilynn Hicks(Saturday, April 28 12 10:32 am EDT)
Emma and Brenda,
My family and I send you and your family our deepest heartfelt sympathy for the passing of your mother. There is now another missing link, but pull together as a family and continue to be strong. God will strengthen you in your weakest hour.
- Angela Stevenson(Friday, April 27 12 11:37 pm EDT)
May the peace of God Be with you during this difficult time.Teresa we Love you. Stevenson Family Belleville, Illinois
- Carolyn Ford(Friday, April 27 12 09:28 pm EDT)
Through his grace and mercy your strength to go day to day will forever sustain you. Together as a family, you will gain strength from one another. Our hearts are heavy for you and you family during this loss. We love and will continue to up lift you and your family in our prayers.
Walter and Anna Edwards,Sabrina, Carolyn, Annie, Bertha, and Florine
- Helen Harris-Ogburn(Friday, April 27 12 09:17 pm EDT)
Emma & Brenda i am so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my prayers.
- Munns and Volley Families(Friday, April 27 12 02:05 pm EDT)
Sorry for yogth.ur loss. We are praying for your stren
- Maurice & Janet Aldridge and Family(Friday, April 27 12 10:40 am EDT)
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
- Michelle Bishop(Thursday, April 26 12 10:50 pm EDT)
Emma and family please know that you all are in our prayers. God never make mistakes although we may not understand, God is still in charge and he has a love for us nothing can compare too.
Michelle and Kym
- Deborah A. Finch-Fortune(Thursday, April 26 12 06:41 pm EDT)
Deepest sympathy to the Smith Family, Rest In Peace Mrs. Lizzie Mae.
From Deborah Fortune and family, Americus, GA
- Betty Ingram(Thursday, April 26 12 04:32 pm EDT)
To the Smith family,My prayers are with you all,be strong.
- Gussie Jackson(Thursday, April 26 12 01:00 pm EDT)
To the Smith Family be strong in the Lord always and let the memories of your parents remain with you forever because they are some special times and I says this from experience. Just keep trusting in the Lord He will be your all and all. We will truly miss Mrs. Lizzie but God loved her best. We love you all, and God bless.
- Mae Belle Thomas(Thursday, April 26 12 07:17 am EDT)
May God hold you in His Loving arms as you mourn the loss of your mother.
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, April 26 12 01:11 am EDT)
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW DEEPLY SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOSS...MAY THESE WORDS HELP EXPRESS THE MANY THOUGHTS OF DEEP SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES THAT GO OUT TO YOU DURING YOUR TIME OF LOSS.[MAY THE PEACE WHICH COMES FROM THE CHERISHED MEMORIES OF LOVE FROM[LIZZIE MAE] COMFORT YOU.ALL MIGHTY GOD HAS PROMISED TO SOON "SWALLOW UP DEATH FOREVER...AND WIPE OUT TEARS FROM ALL FACES"[ISAIAH 25:8]
YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY,SARA CLEMONS