Mary Ellen Smith

Bradenton, Florida

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May you rest in eternal peace Mary Ellen. The love you shared on earth will follow you to heaven. Lives have truly been blessed knowing you.
Dabney and family, may all of the prayers and the tears too guide each of you through this difficult time.

Bishop Smith, Jim and I have been praying for Mary Ellen's body to recover full health. I can picture phyllis Long standing with outstretched arms to receive her, saying in her inimitable way,"Mary Ellen,welcome home."

Lorraine and Jim Woodley

Our deepest sympathy and condolences in your family's great loss. We pray the Lord's comfort and healing for you in this season of grief.

May God comfort you with his peace as you place Mary Ellen in the arms of Jesus. I remember her fondly from my years serving with you at St. Michael's in South Bend. My heart aches with you in this difficult time of parting.

Mary Ellen was a gentle soul. Love and condolences to all the Smiths from all the Evans.

Dabney, Ashton, Alicia, & Dabney my heart goes out to all of you. Mary Ellen is a wonderful soul. One who we all have been blessed to know. Sweet, kind, nurturing, and supportive. She now resides with our Lord and will be waiting to join all of you again.
Remember that friendship improves happiness, and abates misery; by doubling our joys and dividing our grief. Take comfort in your family and your friends.
God Bless you all.

Dabney, my heart broke for you the minute I heard how sick Mary Ellen was. I can't come up with the words to describe what you and Mary Ellen meant to the Hardy family - probably not even my place to say. But thank you both just the same for being there and I'll never forget Mary Ellen's Grace or yours....

Mary Ellen is an inspiration to all. Dabney, my heart is broken for you. I have been blessed to know each of you. Thank you for what you "both" have given so many....

I have been praying for Mary Ellen and Dabney for some time now...she has joined my husband, Jack, in their heavenly home. My prayers will continue for the family and the diocese.


Mary's Obituaries

Mary Ellen Smith, 56, wife of the Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, died at their home in Ellenton March 20, 2012.

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