COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mrs. Patricia Ann Smith-Burnett peacefully entered into the eternal sleep June 08, 2013 at Palmetto Richland Hospital. A native of Albany, Georgia, Patricia was the fourth of fourteen children born to Mamie Lee Smith and the late James Thomas Smith, Sr. After graduating from The Academy of Richmond Academy, Patricia attended Phillips College. She worked for many years with the Richmond County Board of Election. She was a dedicated disciple of the Holy Temple Church, Columbia, SC where she sang on the church choir. She is survived by five daughters, Kimberly, Lisa, Elysha, Montina and Sarah Hannah Burnett; five sons, Roosevelt Jr., Jason, Jermaine, Joshua and Phillip Burnett; 17 grandchildren; (1) son-in-law and (2) daughters- in-law. Additional survivors include her mother, Mrs. Mamie Lee Smith; five sisters, Valerie Smith-Sherman, Shirley A. Smith, Rachael (Teddy) Brown, Augusta, Mary (Melvin) Melchor, Jonesboro, Ga, and Rosa (Anthony) Graves, Augusta, Ga; eight brothers, Allen J. (Carolyn) Smith, College Park, Ga, Samuel J. Smith, Augusta, Timothy J. Smith, Dallas, TX, Virgil (Marquetta) Smith, Pomfret, Maryland, Paul (Anna) Smith, Savannah, Ga, James Thomas Smith, Jr., John Smith, and Mark Smith, Augusta; mother-in-law, Henrietta Burnett, Augusta, GA. Friends may contact the family at 706.825.7797. Leevy Funeral Home, Columbia, SC has charge of final arrangements. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Blvd., Augusta, GA
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on June 10, 2013