Mayme Davis Smith Wilson
Mayme was born March 3, 1931 in Leeville, TN to James Webb and Johnnie Fisher (Sloan) Smith. She passed away peacefully on February 4, 2014 at the age of 82 after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nancy Louise Smith McMillan; one brother, Robert Sloan Smith; and her loving husband, Clyde Bartlett Wilson, Sr. Clyde and Mayme were married 62 years before he passed in September 2010.
Mayme is survived by her two sons, Clyde B. (Karen) Wilson, Jr. of Houston, TX, and James T. (Elizabeth) Wilson of Atlanta, GA. The five surviving grandchildren are Jaimie Wilson (John) Harbin, Hermitage; Cortney Wilson (Dr. Jordan) Brewster, Lexington, KY; Carrie Wilson (Brent) Rhodes, Atlanta, GA; Jordan (Kristin) Wilson, Atlanta, GA; and JoLeanna Wilson, Atlanta, GA. Surviving Great Grandchildren are Brandon Gorham, Caleb Gorham, Carter Wilson, Mattie Wilson, Hayden Rhodes and Bryce Rhodes.
Mrs. Wilson is also survived by her three brothers; James T. Smith, Smithville, TN; Edwin E. Smith, Lebanon, TN; Albert A. Smith, Dauphin Island, AL; and four sisters; Alice K. Little, Nokomis, FL; Naomi R. Holland, Lebanon, TN; Mary F. Hagan, Columbus, OH; Martha W. Bone, Lebanon, TN, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mayme lived in Donelson for 54 years. She retired from Metro Nashville Public Schools. She was a member of the Pennington Bend Church of Christ. We will miss her warm smile, happy disposition, loving heart, and helpful ways. She was gone too soon, but our memories of Mayme will live in our hearts forever.
The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Elmcroft of Lebanon where Mayme resided for the past three years. They provided her with ceaseless devotion and loving care.
Family visitation and private burial were held last Thursday. Family requests donations be made in Mayme's memory to the Pennington Bend Church of Christ, 2801 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.
Published in The Tennessean from Feb. 6 to Feb. 10, 2014