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Smith, Gipsy Richardson Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and caring friend went to be with our Lord on October 29, 2012. She was born in Dallas, Texas on August 28, 1936 and lived her life in Texas. In a marriage that was meant to be, she was married to Jack Smith for 56 years which were filled with love and fun. She felt her happiest times were always the times spent with Jack and her family. She was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and was active in the Wesleyan Fellowship Class, We Care Ministry, United Methodist Women as well as other areas of the church. She lived with pancreatic cancer for over 5 years with great courage, always finding joy and something good in life and continuing to reach out and care for others. She was sustained by her faith and felt loved and supported by the prayers of her family and her many friends. Gipsy had loved volunteer work since being in her teens and especially liked cooking dinner each month for families at Ronald McDonald House through Dallas Junior Forum. While living in Tyler, Texas she served as President of Four Seasons Garden Club and was on the boards of Hospice of East Texas, East Texas Symphony Association, Parents Anonymous, Women's Symphony League and served in many areas in the Texas Rose Festival, The Tyler Museum of Art and Marvin United Methodist Church. She loved blue skies, church steeples, tomatoes, cooking, antiques, reading, laughing, giving hugs and smiles, crossword puzzles, movies, writing love notes to those she loved, attending church and traveling anywhere, especially England and the Texas Hill Country with Jack. Gipsy will be remembered for her gentle, caring nature and beautiful smile. She gave unconditional love and was loved by everyone who met her. She found something good in each person and became their friend. She felt her life was blessed by, and she is survived by, husband Jack Smith, son Greg Smith, son and daughter-in-law Brad and Paula Smith; grandchildren Brittany Smith, Nathan Smith, Ben Smith and Claire Smith; sister Diane Wells, brother and sister-in-law The Reverend John and Pam Richardson, her niece and nephews and their families; one aunt and numerous cousins, and the loving members of her in-law family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Bill Richardson. A memorial celebrating Gipsy's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1, at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas. The world is a better place because she lived. Memorials may be made to Wesleyan Fellowship Class Benevolence Fund at Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas, or Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, Texas or the North Texas Food Bank - Food 4 Kids program.


Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 31, 2012
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