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Maxine A. Smith

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April 29, 2013
I am very sorry about your loss. May God be with you and your family during this time of grief.
April 29, 2013
It is encouraging to read how Mrs. Smith did not tolerate the injustices of this wicked world. She followed the words in the Bible at Acts chapter 10 verses 34 and 35. It states: “For a certainty. I perceive that God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him”. May we peer into Jehovah God's Word, and follow His laws and principles that we may have a life that is pleasing to Him.
April 29, 2013
To the Smith family I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Smith was blessed with 83 years of special mightiness. (Psalms 90:10) May your hearts be filled with joyful memories of time spent with her as you remember a life well lived, and may the Hearer of Prayer bring you strength and peace in your time of sorrow. Again, please accept my sincerest condolences.
April 29, 2013
My deepest sympathy during this time of grief. Psaume 65:2
April 29, 2013
THE TRUE GOD WILL NEVER FORGET THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE THAT YOU FOUGHT. MAY HE REMEMBER YOU AND BRING YOU BACK TO A BETTER AND NON RACIAL WORLD.
April 28, 2013
Thank you the legacy an positive example you have left for us all. May your family and friends be comforted by the many memories you have given.
April 28, 2013
You will be someone that I think of as a positive role model in my life forever. I grew up in South Memphis on Quinn Street graduated from Hamilton in 1985. You've always stood for positive change. We will miss you.
REJOICE! I SAY REJOICE!
April 28, 2013
83 great years what a blessing! So sorry things had to end so soon but continue to rely on almighty God for comfort and strength to continue on at this most difficult time.
April 28, 2013
Her leadership, with the steadfastness she held to her well articulated belief of the rightful access of black citizens to the economic, educational, social, political, employment and entrepenrial opportunities that were afforded white citizens and also her efforts to ensure that blacks should experience treatment fair and equal to that afforded whites in judicial matters set Maxine apart. The many activities she led to make her beliefs a reality set a standard of excellence in civil rights commitment to all, but most especially to the Black Adults and developing young Black Memphians of the Memphis "Jim Crow" environment of the late fifties and the sixties.
Maxine Smith shall forever be regarded as a giagantic force in the gaining of the liberties and the creation of equal rights and opportunity for all memphians.
Maxine Smith set a difficult standard to achieve that serves as a guage for those who are committed to fill the void her departure has created.
I will miss her leadership and friendship.
April 28, 2013
May God grant you peace at this time of loss.
Ruth,Georgia

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Maxine Smith, NAACP rally, 1962 (Alvin Swiney Photo Collection) R.I.P., MS. Smith  - truly feisty, and truly a lady. Maxine and her son, Smitty, 1967.

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