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MARGARET ELLEN SMITH (MIMI), wonderful and loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, born the 2nd of June, 1914 in San Marcos Texas to Gaston and Ethel Hartsfield, passed away with her children by her side on Monday, the 17th of August, 2009 in Houston from complications of surgery. She was 95 years young and still loved to shop and be out and about. Her sense of fashion was unmatched, and she loved to dress up. The daughter of a Methodist minister, Mrs. Smith was a true Southern Belle her entire life, and always had a smile on her face. She was that rare breed that was as beautiful and wonderful on the inside as she was on the outside. In spite of her classic beauty she turned down offers to be an actress in favor of being a Texas homemaker for her husband dentist Dr. Jack Smith who preceded her in death in 1993 after 50 years of marriage, and her brother Warren Moore Hartsfield who passed in 1960. She is survived by her daughter Jaclyn Ellen Smith and her husband Dr. Bradley Scott Allen; grandchildren Gaston Anthony Richmond and Spencer Margaret Richmond, all of Los Angeles, CA; a son Thomas Hartsfield Beville Sr. and his wife Charlotte of Luling Texas; their children Thomas Hartsfield Beville Jr. and his wife Anne; great-grandchildren Forrest Thomas and Falon Anne all of Austin; Michael Eugene Beville and his wife Debra; great-grandchildren Paige Catherine and Collin Michael all of Austin; Larry Duane Beville and his wife Margaret; great-grandchildren Lauren Margaret and Lindsay Charlotte, all of New Braunfels; her best friend and niece Dolores Malone; niece Mary Malone; cousin Margery Harpley, and her dog Honey-Bun, all of Houston. Mrs. Smith loved life, and in turn was loved by all who knew her. She was an extraordinary and unique woman who touched and enriched the lives of everyone she met, which explains why so many in Houston and beyond are today celebrating her life. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six until nine o'clock in evening on Friday, the 21st of August, in the Parlor of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The funeral service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 22nd of August, at First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main Street in Houston. The entombment will follow, via an escorted cortege, at the Memorial Mission Mausoleum at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.


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Published in Houston Chronicle from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2009.
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March 6, 2017
Dear Jaclyn and family;
So very sorry about the passing of your mother. I just recently lost mine and I
understand fully the loss and pain you are
feeling. They say that time heals everything. But it doesn't always heal the loss of someone so special; especially a mother.
God Bless You. You are in my prayers.

John Gorman
John Gorman
August 10, 2013
Jackie,I am very sorry about your mom, To me she was, and always will be a real angel, she will be missed very deeply, I ve only got to know her for a while, but because of her kindness and smile every time i got to see her when you, and i caught up with each other once in a while she made me feel comfortable, May god keep her safe. Sleep with the angel Mother Smith God Bless.Sorry i wrote this late i did not know.
linda harrell
August 31, 2009
Dear Jaclyn
May god bless you and your family. i was so sad to hear of your loss but i know your mother lives on in your memory bank forever. I hope you find strength in the memories and feel blessed for the time you had her. You are a pillar of strength to me and I was inspired by you to follow my dreams. God bless you. Daniel Harris
daniel harris
August 28, 2009
Dear Jaclyn,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My brother Lance & I lost our mother 10 years ago. Our mother Katherine & your father Jack were brother & sister. We know what you're going through & sympathize with you. We have some pictures of our mother with Jack & Margaret Ellen which we will forward for you if you wish.
Steve & Lance Miller
Steve & Lance Miller
August 27, 2009
My deepest condolences on your loss.
with prayers,
Ben
August 24, 2009
My deepest condolences Jaclyn and to your family. I know that this
is a very difficult time for you. All the best, Oscar
Oscar
August 24, 2009
If your Mother is anything like you, I'm sure she was a GREAT Lady!
Gena Gonzales
August 24, 2009
My deepest sympathies to you all at this very difficult time. Your mother was such a beautiful woman!! God Bless you!!
Lisa Bertoldi
August 23, 2009
My condolences to you and your family (Michelle Michaud,Montréal Canada)
Michelle Michaud
August 23, 2009
Dear Jaclyn,
I am so sorry about your beautiful mom.I do remember her from our Patsy Swayze Dance Recitals.
Fondly,
Kathy Cohn Knott
Kathy Knott
August 23, 2009
Jaclyn:

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Best always,
Kimberly
August 23, 2009
Jaclyn, I will miss seeing your mother's beautiful smile when you brought her into shop at neiman marcus. My condolences to you and your family. sandra moody (houston)
August 23, 2009
Jaclyn, I will miss seeing your mother's beautiful smile when you brought her into shop at neiman marcus. My condolences to you and your family. sandra moody (houston)
sandra moody
August 22, 2009
Dear Jaclyn Smith
I'm praying for you and your family I read about your mother passing on Monday I asked God to give you strength in these during times. I lost my mother on August 14, 2001, she was 78yrs old we are bless your mother was 95yrs old. I lost my brother first in 1998. My mother worried her self to death because she was so close to us. I loved her dearly she was my best friend and she passed down contagious religion the most wonderful gift a mother can give to her children and just like Mrs. Smith gave to you keep praying God will give you the strength you need trust me. I know how it feels to sit in that front row keep looking to the hills that comit your health. Hold us up Lord-Lord, we know you're always busy, for you've many things to do, but when sorrow overcomes us, well, we need to talk to you, for we've lost someone precious, and they're with you there above, and its someone that we love. We are feeling lost and all alone, and though we do believe, we need you, Lord to hold us up, to help us while we grieve. Please give us what we must bear, and nudge us when our faith is weak to remind us you are there. Give us hope for our tomorrow, tell us life will still go on, show us Lord, that all this darkness will be followed by the drawn. You have led us through so many things, you've pulled us through before, hold us up, Lord, till we're through this and we are strong once more.
To an angel, I've never met you, but I passed the church today after work and I saw the cars parked out front and my co-workers escorting you to the cemetery. Jaclyn I have followed your career take care of yourself and I do love you our parents are the true angels they will continue to pray for us while in Heaven and our families too we will continue their legacy through our goodness and giving. (we had praying parents) Ms. Jery Bennett
Ms. Jeryl Bennett
August 22, 2009
Jaclyn ,My prayers are with you
Laurence
Laurence Finzi
August 22, 2009
Jaclyn and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of lost. May God bless you and keep you strong.
Jerry Caldwell
August 21, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Shy Leach-Haywood
August 21, 2009
Dear Jaclyn,

You don't know me but I just needed to send my condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. I think you are a very gracious lady, a wonderful mother, and outstanding actress. May the memories of your mother bring you joy and much love. My prayers are with you and your entire family! God Bless You!

"Eternal Rest Grant Unto Margaret Ellen Smith, Oh Lord, and May Perpetual Line Shine Upon Her. May She Rest In Peace. Amen."
Cecilia Ramirez
August 21, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

God bless.
Joyce Sullivan
August 21, 2009
Dear Gaston, Spencer and Smith Family,
Sending my sincere sympathy to you all at this difficult time...I lost my father this past Sunday. The memories you have will always allow her to live on in your heart and know that her spirit will forever be around you.
My condolences
Lisa
August 21, 2009
My deeply condolence to the whole family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Ellie Berry
August 21, 2009
My prayers are with you and your family.

Johnny Satcher - SHC
Johnny Satcher
August 21, 2009
Dear Jaclyn,
I know I have never met you before but I am a huge fan of yours. I just wanted to offer my condolences and let you know that you and your family and your moms friends are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family as well as your Mom. I know she is in the best place anyone could be right now Heaven where there is no hurt and pain.
Matt Heap
August 21, 2009
My sincere condolences to Jaclyn Smith and her family.My prayers and my thoughts are with you,during this difficult moment. Sylvie (France )
Sylvie BRUN
August 21, 2009
Margaret Ellen Smith
August 20, 2009

Dear Jaclyn Smith:
I know you don't remenber me but I meet you at Memorial City Hospital. You
were so kind and gracious to me that day. I know you don't know me but myprayers are with you and your family
durning this time. Your friend from the graduating class of Lamar 1960
Tommye Carolyn Ledbetter Newman
August 20, 2009
Dear Ellen,
My last memory of your wonderful mother was in New York City, when we had a chance meeting at Sak's Fifth Avenue. She was vibrant and gracious. Stunningly, she told me that she and my father, Jack Walker, had "dated" before either of us were a twinkle an any eye at all. I thought when she told me, how cool of both of them. I would have been a horrible brother, but you would have been a wonderful sister.
I am now a sort of retired Episcopal Priest serving a parish on the Eastside of Austin until they find a new Rector. It is St. James' and is historically an African American congregation, begun back in segregation, and I can only hope that my father Jack finds that a fun thing to consider from heaven. It will be nice for your mom and my dad to see each other again after all this time......assuming he made the trip up. I'm sure your mom did. In the meantime, please know that you and your family will be in our prayers. And Ellen, these are Eastside Austin prayers, and they are very robust. Please know that your mother will be remembered in the Holy Eucharist this Sunday. You will be in those prayers too.
Peace and heaven,
Jeff Walker+
August 20, 2009
My sincere condolences to the family smith.
Eliane Simone Moreira
August 20, 2009
My sincere condolences to the family Smith. Eliane Simone Moreira.Brazil.
August 20, 2009
My sincere condolences to the family Smith. Eliane Simone Moreira.Brazil.
Eliane Simone Moreira
August 20, 2009
My sincere condolences to the family Smith. Eliane Simone Moreira.Brazil.
Eliane Simone Moreira
August 20, 2009
My sincere condolences to the family Smith. Eliane Simone Moreira.Brazil.
Eliane Simone Moreira
August 20, 2009
Lost my Dad a couple of years ago so I know.. God will provide the strength..

Dennis Decos
Dennis Decos
August 20, 2009
I feel much the loss of her mother, much encouragement and God bless you all.
INMACULADA MORENO
August 20, 2009
I feel much the loss of her mother, much encouragement and God bless you all.
INMACULADA MORENO
August 20, 2009
Ellen, Tommy and families - what a wonderful, rich life Aunt Margaret Ellen lived. She was always so gracious and sweet. I know you all will miss her terribly, but will have so many happy memories to share with each other. God Bless you all.

Love,

Gail Norman
August 20, 2009
Dear Jaclyn, my heartiest condolence to you and your family. Take care! ... With Love, Jennifer (Malaysia)
Jennifer Sia
August 20, 2009
So sorry for your loss. In this tragic time, keep Margaret and all of your loved ones close to your heart. The family is in my prayers.
Erin Lang
August 20, 2009
jaclyn ,my condolences on loss your mother ,I live to Lyon,France .I'm with you
Laurence
Laurence
August 20, 2009
Sorry for the passing of your Mother, GrandMother, Great GrandMother , Friend & all around Beautiful Person. May she Rest In Peace. .. Janice Dashnay (Ontario, Canada)
Janice Dashnay
August 20, 2009
To Margaret Ellen Smith and family.All my love....
Kiko Chehin
Jorge Luiz Brazil Kiko Chehin
August 20, 2009
Tommy, Ellen and family - please know you all are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. You're all so fortunate to have shared a long and memory-filled life with your mother. Your faith will see you through.... Love, John & Tyre Wells
John & Tyre Wells
August 20, 2009
My condolences on the loss of your mother. Our mothers were born only months apart (June/November) in towns only a few miles apart (San Marcus/Yoakum) and lived their adult lives only miles apart in Houston. Both were beautifully long-lived. Blessings to you and your family during this time of loss.
Dalia Stokes
August 20, 2009
Dolores, Ellen, Tommy, and the rest of Margaret Ellen's family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Margaret Ellen was such a lovely woman and she will be greatly missed.

Sue Weber
Sue Weber
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