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November 22, 2013
Smitty,

Your mom was a pioneer and a great inspiration in my life. She was my first boss when I was at the age of 18 at the NAACP office. She taught me to be professional, to have confidence and seek the equality that we as a race deserve. She will always be embedded in a special part of my heart.

Phyllis Walters
June 26, 2013
Our Prayer go out to you Smitty and your entire family always. Take comfort in knowing that you have a Special Guardian Angel watching overall of you. Your mother is "Safe in God's Arms".
May 22, 2013
Life is a blessing. When one has been so fulfilled as this beautiful woman, the joy is knowing another angel is watching over us. May God bless you.
(graduated class of 1974 Central High).
May 16, 2013
Smitty, I'm so sorry to hear about the lost of your mother. My condolences to you and your family. May God bless you during this time.
May 08, 2013
Such a wonderful woman. A positive influence for me growing up in Memphis. Rest in Paradise.
May 05, 2013
Sincere condolences to the family of the wonderful Maxine Smith. I sat in the
pew right behind Maxine
and Vasco the ten years
that I lived in Memphis.
They were among the first
members of Metropolitan
Baptist Church whom I
learned to like and love!
She was smart, funny, and a
great, principled, beautiful
lady. May she rest in peace.
May 04, 2013
Maxine Smith was our "Moses of Memphis." She understood that freedom was worth fighting for and gave her time, resources, and voice to the cause. We must never allow our children to forget what Maxine Smith meant to our city and nation.
May 04, 2013
Mrs. Maxine Smith, you were Memphis, you will truely missed...fly, fly high
May 03, 2013
TO THE SMITH FAMILY. MEMPHIS WILL NEVER GET A MAXINE SMITH NEVER . REST IN PEACE WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVE YOU BEST
May 03, 2013
A legend, a leader, a teacher, a fighter. Maxine Smith was a bold friend to many and a mentor to most. Our two families share fond memories. Both civil rights and education in Tennessee were enhanced and advanced under her leadership. We will forever honor her in our hearts.
Glenda Baskin Glover
President, Tennessee State University

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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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