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Vera Smith

Vera Smith (Brewton)

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Mother Vera Dell Smith, 88, of Jesup, Ga., passed away on February 25, 2020, in her home, as a result of a house fire. She was born on April 25, 1931, to the late, Johnny and Annie Mae Brewton Hendrix in Bulloch County, Ga. Vera was educated in the Manassas, Ga. (Tattnall Co.) School system. She moved to Jesup, Ga., in 1962, where she worked as a cook with Jones Kitchen and Susie's Kitchen for several years. Vera was a faithful member of St. John First Born Holiness Church where she joined in 1974, and served in many capacities within the church, as a Sr. Choir member, Sr. Usher board member, Home Missions, and on the Kitchen Committee, until the Lord called her home.

Mother Vera loved to cook and spoiled her children and grandchildren with her delicious meals. She was always reaching out to the neighborhood showing everyone love. One of her favorite hobbies were attending to her beautiful flower garden. She was a a praying woman who always had a kind word for everyone.

Mother Vera was preceded in death by both parents, Johnny and Annie Mae Hendrix; her husband, Linton Smith; three daughters, Annie Lee Reddish, Teresa Smith and Peggy Smith; two sons, David Smith and Calvin Smith; a special son in law, Cornell Williams; three sisters, Janie Taylor, Louise Hendrix and Johnnie Mae Reddish.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, five daughters, Vera (Weldon) Hall, Dover, Delaware, Gloria Knight, Bobbie Jean Williams, Linda Faye Smith (Grady), Aliachia (Shannon) Smith, all of Jesup, Ga., two sons, James (Kelly) Smith, Jesup, Ga. and Larry (Delane) Smith, Hinesville, Ga.; a god daughter, Shiffonda Wiggins, Statesboro, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; two sisters, Lottie Mae (Prophet Harry) Brown, Brunswick, Ga. and Janie Hendrix, Winter Haven, Fl.; one brother, H.B. (Ossie) Hendrix, Statesboro, Ga.; two sisters in law, Daisy Smith, Statesboro, Ga. and Ruthie Mae Bradley, Philadelphia, Pa.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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  • A Celebration of Life for Mother Vera Dell Smith

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. John First Born Holiness Church
    Address
    386 W. Poplar Street
    Jesup, GA 31545
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Frank Watson

Posted at 01:06pm
Losing a loved one is never easy... To help the greiving endure these hard times I would like to remind them that although you have lost so much... She has done nothing but gained. Mrs. Vera was a wonderful and kind woman of God. As a child I have no memories of her that were not filled with joy. She is now without pain and is now with the very God which she loved so very much. Please do your best to think upon the wonderful times and smile. Stick together and be there for each other. She would love nothing else than that.

Love,
Frank C Watson
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Ashley Watson

Posted at 12:19pm
Although I did not know her myself, I heard great things. Wishing her family the best during this hard time.
 
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Ashley Watson Posted at 12:19pm

Posted on behalf of my boyfriend Anthony.
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Ashley Watson

Posted at 10:21am
I spent several years of my youth growing up in Georgia and was good friends with some of Miss Vera's grandchildren. I only have the best memories of her, as a kind and spirited woman. She always treated me like one of her own and made me feel safe. She was a God-loving person, an angel on Earth, and I know now she is also an angel in heaven. I send my love and prayers to her family now. You guys were wonderful to her and I know she is looking down in nothing but love.

Love,
Ashley Watson
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Florie Watson

Posted at 08:39am
We are so grateful for the love and support that Ms Vera was to our son and daughter in law when they moved to Georgia. She remained a good friend throughout the years with frequent phone calls from Carrie Mae. We were also loved by Vera each time we visited. She was a beautiful Christian lady. Our sympathy to the family.
Florie & Frank Watson
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Carrie watson

Posted at 12:24am
Vera Smith brought such love & joy into the lives of our family. She was a blessed friend, precious child of the Lord & and a true witness of our Holy Father. Although we moved out of Georgia in the late 90’s, we stayed in communication. She was always asking if our family members were ok. If not, she would pray for them. My dear mother, Donna who is in Heaven with Vera rejoicing together. Frank & Florie Watson send their love & prayers too. Vera holds a special place in my heart forever. May the Lord grant you and your family peace, love & fond memories. We love you! Vera & the family. Vera will not be forgotten.
Peace in Christ,
Frank & Carrie Watson
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