“RIH TO A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL
“My dear great aunt, you are gone but never forgotten. I miss your bucket salad. Smile. The conversations we shared....priceless. My great uncle, your husband, was so proud of you and spoke highly of you. Now you all are taking your eternal rest together. Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank God for you both. Love you both. Rest in Paradise.
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.
“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".
“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).
“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.
“Such a wonderful woman. A positive influence for me growing up in Memphis. Rest in Paradise.
“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.
“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.