NOXUBEE ó Francis Lee Smith, 81, died Dec. 2, 2018, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sylvain Ridge M.B. Church with the Rev. William R. Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Macon. Visitation will be from noon=6 p.m. Friday at Carterís Funeral Services. Carterís Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Smith was born May 24, 1937, in Noxubee County, to the late Johnnie Lee Jackson Sr. and Gladys Deloach Jackson. She was a member of Friendship C.M.E. Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Smith; sons, Eddie George Smith and Terry Lee Smith; sisters, Minnie Kate Spann and Alberta Stowers; and brothers, Briscoe Stowers Jr., Willie Jackson and Johnnie Jackson Jr. She is survived by her children, Alberta Joiner, Bernice Jackson, Sylvester Smith and Tony Edward Smith, all of Macon and James Howard Smith of Los Angeles, California; 20 grandchildren; and host of great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Germie Moody, Trayshun Tate, Brian Joiner, Davarius Kincaid, Lonell Richie, Michael Stewart and Shedrick Shanklin Jr.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 7, 2018
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