Marquita La-Gean Keeta Smith

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SAN ANGELO Marquita La-Gean "Keeta" Smith, 81, of San Angelo, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014, in San Angelo. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church of San Angelo with the Rev. James Hassell officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early, Texas. Marquita was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Brownwood, Texas, to Jesse Jewel and Mary Ila Faye Reed Smith. She grew up in the Brownwood area and graduated from Early High School. Marquita then attended Howard Payne College where she met the love of her life, Terry P. Smith. They were married Sept. 20, 1952, in Brownwood, Texas, and shared 61 wonderful years of marriage together and were blessed with six beautiful children. Marquita worked for many years for the City of Midland in the finance department and later for Mobil Oil Company. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who devoted her life to her family and raising her children in a godly Christian home. Marquita loved cooking, sewing, crocheting, quilting, painting, making pottery but most of all spending time with her family. She also had a quick wit and a tremendous sense of humor that she freely shared with loved ones. Her great love for life and family will live on in our hearts forever. Marquita was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Billie Morris. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Terry P. Smith of San Angelo; her children, Deborah Stauffer and husband Christian of Mount Airy, N.C., Curtis Mark Smith and wife Connie Dee of Claremore, Okla., Judy Davis of Lubbock, Texas, Ronnie Smith and wife Rachel of Midland, Texas, Jeannie Eads and husband Larry of Odessa, Texas, and Tim Smith and wife Sari of Midland, Texas; her 12 grandchildren, April Grisham, John Mark Houdyshell, Marybeth Del Rio, Gretchelyn Hernandez, Ian Davis, Evan Davis, Dylan Davis, Katie Smith, Sara Smith, Kristen Covington, Jordan Eads and Hannah Smith; her eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Linda Callaway and husband Jerry of Brownwood, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Memorials Hospice. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to the employees and staff of Sagecrest and Baptist Memorials for all of the loving care given to Marquita over the years. Family and friends may sign an online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.



Published in GoSanAngelo from Apr. 3 to Apr. 5, 2014
Marquita La-Gean Smith
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