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Ruthie Lee Smith


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Ruthie Lee Smith Obituary
In Loving Memory of our

Dear Precious Mother

Ruthie Lee Smith

September 5, 1932 – July 23, 2015

It has been two years since you went home to be with the Lord but there is still a great emptiness in our hearts.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

Mother Smith was a Saint of God. There was never a woman we have known that was filled with so much love and compassion as our dear precious Mother. She would give her last to help anyone in need. It made her happy to see other people happy. She had a way of making everyone feel special whenever they were in her presence. She loved God with all her heart and she loved His people too. In our hearts she was the greatest Mother that ever lived! Thank God she was a praying Woman of God, who not only dedicated a room in her house called her "Prayer Room" but she also dedicated her life to interceding and praying for others. Whenever we had gatherings, visits, celebrations, we would not leave Momma's house without all of us praying. She was never too tired, never too sick and never too busy to pray.

Momma you have left an indelible legacy for us to follow. Thank you for living a holy life before us and teaching us the right way to live. Thank you for loving us so dear, and sticking by us during the toughest times in our lives. Thank you for loving our children and always going out of your way to do whatever you could to train them as you had trained us. Thank you for knowing the right words to say to encourage us to hold on to God's unchanging hand and teaching us not to give up, but to put all our trust in God and know that he will see us through no matter what. Thank you for showing us what it means to be a good mother, a devoted wife and a friend to others. Thank you for fighting the good fight of faith and enduring until the end. Thank you for teaching us how to love God and others.

Mother Smith, we can hear God saying those sweet words, "Well Done thy good and faithful servant". We miss you so very much but we have consolation in knowing that you will not have to suffer anymore and you are walking, running, jumping, and shouting all over those streets that are paved with gold!!! Keep on praising God until we meet you on the other side. Keep on singing Hallelujah to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Mother, we will always love and cherish you. Your memories will live in our hearts forever!

Your Children, Carolyn (Lois) DePriest, Melvin Smith (Phyllis), Gloria Bell (Alexander), Ann (Shirley) Smith, Willie Smith (Karen), Calvin (Jerry) Smith, Your Grand & Great Grandchildren, Keisha M. Richardson, Alex Bell (Shamika), Kim Smith, Justin Bell, Melvin Smith II, Calvin Jayden Smith, Chase Smith, Alexandria Bell, Kai Richardson, Melvin Smith III, and Jacobi Beecher.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 23, 2017
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