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LAKELAND - Mary Francis Smith 81 of Lakeland FL went to be with the Lord on 7/30/13 peacefully at home of respiratory failure.
Born 6/4/1932 in Shelbyville KY to Lillian Hiett and Charles E. Cooke.
Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Morris A. Smith, one sister and seven brothers.
Survived by 1 brother Harry N. Cooke, children Morris Allen Smith, Wren Smith, Tena Jones, Kathy Hart, six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She worked as a litho-photographer at Landmark Com. in Shelbyville and the Lakeland Ledger. In later years she did food demo's for Demo Sales in Lakeland.
She was a long serving member and Sunday School teacher at Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville, KY, later in Lakeland a member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene.
She enjoyed trips with her church, cooking and spoiling her grandkids. She will be welcomed into God's kingdom with the same ease with which she welcomed others into her home, with open arms, a banquet spread before them and the smell of her yeast rolls coming from the oven.
Visitation services will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale on Sat. at 2pm with funeral services to follow at 3pm. Condolences may be left at
Published in Ledger from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2013