Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Smith


SMITH, Mary Elizabeth "Beth", 96, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 22, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born in Memphis TN and moved to the Tampa area in 1994 from Fresno, CA. Mary was a member of the West Gate Baptist Church, Tampa. She is survived by her loving family; son, Bob (Jackie) Smith; grandchildren, Rob (Sheri) Smith, Jr. and Teri Smith; great-grandchildren, Bobby Smith III, Catherine Elizabeth Smith, Amanda Joy Smith, and Joshua A. Smith-Salgado; a brother, the Reverend John (Phyllis) Ellis, and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, J. Preston Smith; parents, Marie and Ernest Ellis, and brother, Bill Ellis. A viewing will be held at 10 am, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the West Gate Baptist Church, 5121 Kelly Road, Tampa followed by a celebration of her life at 11 am. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the West Gate Baptist Church in Mary's memory. Please view and sign our online guestbook at

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 27, 2012