March 17, 1925 - April 27, 2022
Annie Lee Smith, 97, passed away quietly in her home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. She was born on March 17, 1925, in Blue Mountain, MS to the late Hubert and Martha Talley-Rutherford. She married Tommy Lee Smith on July 14, 1947, in Blue Mountain, MS and they were married for 15 years until his death. In this union were born five children whom she leaves her loving memory: Willie (Gladys) Smith, William (Judy) Smith, both of Peoria, IL, Tony Smith of Omaha, NE, Sylvia Smith of Milwaukee, WI, and Steve (Donna) Smith of Decatur, IL. Annie Lee Smith, affectionately known as “Auntie” or “Grandma”, leaves many precious remembrances to be cherished by many; including her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, and nephews. Annie Lee’s passion was for family and for cooking which started at the age of 8. Over the years she operated several local restaurants and a local laundromat. She was a faithful usher, cook and member of New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years. Annie Lee was most famous for her Sunday dinner meals that served the community. Annie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and four sisters. A home-going celebration will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022, at New Morning Star MB Church with visitation commencing one hour prior at 10 a.m. Rev. Cleveland Thomas will officiate. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery. Arrangements were made especially for Annie’s family and professionally directed by T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel. At the request of the Smith family, Live Streaming Service be available on T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/twparkscolonialchapel/. Online condolences and acknowledgments will be made at twparkschapel.com. Due to Covid-19, both mask and social distancing are mandated.
Annie Lee Smith, 97, passed away quietly in her home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. She was born on March 17, 1925, in Blue Mountain, MS to the late Hubert and Martha Talley-Rutherford. She married Tommy Lee Smith on July 14, 1947, in Blue Mountain,... View Obituary & Service Information
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