Mamie M. Smith
A Loving Mother, Grandmother and Friend was 92 years of age when she was called home to her Savior on Monday, January 20, 2020
She was born on April 3, 1927 in Cartersville, Georgia and born anew in the waters of Holy Baptism 1939 at the Methodist Church in Cartersville by Pastor J. Wright. She affirmed her baptismal grace and was comfirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran faith on July 22, 1951 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Pastor C. Mueller. Mamie transferred to ZionLutheran Church, Fort Wayne, on August 16, 1964.
Mamie graduatd from Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama where she met Cleo Smith. They were united in Holy Matrimony on Friday, December 31,1948 at Parish Baptist Church in Elmira, New York by Pastor Johnson. The Lord blessed this union with a son, Reginald and a daughter, Marsha.
In 1949 Fort Wayne, Indiana became their home. For many years she worked as an Administrative Dietician at Lutheran Hospital until she retired. Mamie was a member of Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority. She loved to dance and was especially fond of B.B. King.
She is survived by her son, Reginald Smith, MD and wife Narvie; and daughter, Marsha L. Smith and numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Smith in 2000; and her siblings, Bertha Lee
Gainor and Albert Henry Pritchett.
Mamie abided in the faith to the end of her earthly life as a member of Zion Lutheran Church, confessing her trust in her Lord Jesus Christ, hearing God’s Holy Word, and receiving the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood. Mamie was called home to her Savior on Monday, January 20, 2020, while residing at the Aperion Care Center, living 92 years, 9 months, and 18 days on earth, and alive in Christ forever!
Go forth in peace, O Christian soul: in the Name of God the Father Almighty, who created you; in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who suffered for you; in the Name of the Holy Spirit, who has been poured out upon you.
Entombment in Covington Memorial Gardens
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