Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 26,2020 at Staley Memorial Gardens, corner of Mayo Street and Southerfield Road, Americus, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates to limit the number of attendees at all services at this time. We are limiting the number of attendees to no more than 10 at the funeral home chapel services and graveside services. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Erie Mae Smith Calvin was born May 10, 1943 to the parentage of the late Willard Smith Sr. and the late Lola Brown Smith in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by Willard Smith, Jr. Elgin Smith, Lillie Smith, Annie Smith Harris, and Josh Canady. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County where she attended the historic D. F. Douglass High School. Being reared in a Christian family she accepted Chris as her personal Savior and joined the Zion Grove Baptist Church under leadership of the late Rev. E. L. Clark. She later moved her membership to Inspirational Church By Faith, where she served under Elder Larry Taylor. She actively attended Shipp Chapel Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Daniel Clinton. She retired from Magnolia Manor Nursing Center as a Nurse's Aid in 2010.
She leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to her beloved children, which include: Glenda Larry, Fargo, North Dakota, Tamuel Dingle, Americus, Georgia, Sandra Larry, Americus, Georgia, Donald Spikes, Sr. Americus, Georgia, Simuel Larry Sr. (Courtney), Atlanta, Georgia, Toni Calvin, Americus, Georgia; 23 grandchildren, Eddie (Faith) Kellum, LaErieia Foster (Christopher), Karla Harvey (Dwayne), Farla Butler, Keith Kellum (Jamie), Kacey Butler-Raven, Jerron Gray, Arshanay Dingle, Darius Larry, Meesha Spikes, Deja Spikes, Christopher Dingle, Jr., Antonia Wafford, A’Nisha Johnson, (Kelsey, Sr.), Simuel Larry, Jr., Donald Spikes, Jr., Breylin Calvin, Jordon Larry, Justin Larry, Bryson Larry, Simaya Larry, Devin Larry, and Amber Spikes; forty-two great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; siblings, Percella Smith, Robert Smith, and Jerry Chastine; sister-in-law, Jessie Mae Canady; aunt, Louise Lee; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.