Jewel Grace Smith
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Jewel Grace Smith
  • October 28, 1924 - October 16, 2017
  • Richland, Mississippi

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Jewel Grace Smith went to Heaven on October 16, 2017, at the age of 92 at Baptist Medical Center.

Mrs. Smith was born on October 28, 1924, and lived in Richland, MS, for 70 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Richland and a member of Plainview Chapter No. 357 Order of the Eastern Star.

Before retiring in 1998, she worked at Woman's Hospital in Flowood, MS, as the receptionist and PBX operator for 23 years.

She loved her family and friends and was never a stranger to anyone.

Visitation will be Friday, October 20, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10:00 am until funeral services at 11:00 am at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow at Richland City Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, C. E. Smith, parents Sid and Minnie Blackwell, and siblings Lewis, Lloyd, Horace, Ann, Christine, Cecil, and Fred.

She is survived by sons Sidney (Becky) Smith of Byram, Rob (Pam) Smith of Florence, Joe (Jonce') Smith of Terry, and daughters Judy Pitts of Richland and Becky Smith of Brandon. She is also survived by sisters Nell (Jerald) Kennedy of Magee and Linda (Stan) Roberts of Hattiesburg.

She is survived by 13 grandchildren: Michael (Jene') Smith, Leslie (Joe) Hill, Spencer (April) Smith, Penni (Justin) Foster, Kristin Weaver, Kandace (Mark) Rowe, Jeff Pitts, Tara (Trey) Clark, Karlie Smith, Nate Anderson, Suzanne (Lee) Walker, Karla (Joe) Sarmiento, and Robin (Nathan) Renick. She is also survived by 38 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Richland or Richland City Cemetery.