Josephine Smith

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  • "To the Family: We are praying for you today and the days to..."
    - Mt. Olive Baptist Church
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    - Gloria Barnes
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Josephine Smith was born August 9, 1925 in Montgomery, Texas to her parents Dave Lawson and Alberta Gooden. She was raised by her grandmother Omelia Taylor. Josephine attended public school in Montgomery, Texas. She worked as a professional Nurses Assistant until she retired. In May 1944, she married Louis Smith Sr. to this union they were blessed with four children. Louis and Josephine were happily married for 56 years, until his death in 2000. She was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star Association. At an early age Josephine united with Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Prince in the 3rd Ward area of Houston. The family moved to the Sunnyside area of Houston in the 1950's and united with Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. W.H.Burks and now under the leadership of Rev. Acie J. Jefferson Jr. where she remained a faithful member until her death. Josephine spent countless hours being a good steward and being an avid gardner, loving to plant and garden vegetables and all types of flowers, the famous rock garden was her pride and joy. She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory her children Sgt. T.R.Smith, Michael Smith, Betty Thomas; one son-in-law, Robert Thomas; three daughter-in-laws Mary Lewis, Barbara Smith, Carolyn Smith; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; her brothers Leon Lawson, J.D. Lawson, Wilson Lawson; her sisters Lillie Williams, Mattie Bee Mitchell, Ella Royal, Ruby Jewel Butler; two brother-in-laws Lester Royal, Johnny Butler; two sister-in-laws, Faye Lawson and Lois Lawson; Roberta Smith (Mother); Marylena Arnsworth (sister), Winnie Middleton (sister) with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, friends and The Pentecostal Missionary Church Family. Her Family members that have preceded her in death her husband, Louis Smith Sr.; her son Louis Smith Jr; her father Dave Lawson, his wife Mattie Lawson (step-mother); her mother Alberta Gooden; her grandmother Omelia Taylor; her brothers Dave Lawson Sr, West Lawson, Roosevelt Lawson; her sister Nora Manning; Sam Joseph, John Taylor, Tom Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Jim Taylor; Mary White, Mattie Taylor.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 9-11 A.M. Funeral Services will begin at 11 A.M. Both services will be held at Pentecostal Baptist Church, 8310 Southview Houston, Texas 77051, Pastor Acie Jefferson Jr. will be officiating. Interment will follow at Yell Cemetery Montgomery, Texas.

Services Entrusted to:

Oscar Johnson Funeral Home

415 Berry Road

Houston, Texas 77022


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Published on from June 18 to July 1, 2012