Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Smith Institute on Sardis Road, for Doris Dean Smith Leeth, 83, Gadsden. Our precious mother left this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Village Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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Mother was a wonderful caring person who worked hard all her life to see that her family had the things they needed. She spent many years going back and forth to Talladega Blind School to be sure Jimmy had the schooling he needed. She raised her three children and then helped raise all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a big and vital part of all lives and we loved her dearly. We will miss her terribly, and that void in our lives will never be filled.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clarence Leeth; and her precious mother, Mae Bell Wells.
She is survived by her precious son, Jimmy Leeth; and her daughters who loved her dearly, Sandy (Jim) Wise and Cathy Robertson; grandchildren, Scott (Tina) Jackson, Shane (Abby) Jackson, April (Ronnie) Norton and Tyler Wise; great-grandchildren, Cassie (Josh Craft-Long) Jackson, Katie Jackson, Zack Jackson, Bradley Kyle, Draco Stitts, Josh Alldredge; step-great-grandchildren, Jake (Jennifer) Latimer and Ashley Latimer, also her special little angels, Isaiah and Zoe Craft-Long, Blayze Latimer and her half-brother, Marlon Smith. She also leaves behind special cousins, nephews, nieces and neighbors, Bobbie Hill and Carolyn Thacker, her special friend and dear cousin, Ruby Jo Tiller.
Thanks to Dr. Torregosa, Dr. Jaiswal and all the doctors and nurses on third-floor CCU at Riverview. Our love and heartfelt thanks to her special nurse, Myra Lowery, you will forever be in our hearts for the loving care you gave our mother and the support for our family. Thanks also to Jennifer Limbaugh and employees at Gadsden Inn and Suites. A special thank you to her great-granddaughter Cassie Jackson for the love and care she gave while mother was sick.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 this evening at Village Chapel Funeral Home.
Published in The Gadsden Times on June 5, 2012