Mary Smith

Mary Virginia Smith (Leonard)

Sunday, March 25th, 1928 - Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Mary Virginia Leonard Smith, 90, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2018, at her home in Carriere, Mississippi, surrounded by family and friends. Mary was a charter member of Hillcrest Road Baptist Church, a graduate of Pearl River Junior College’s first nursing class in 1967, and she worked as a registered nurse for many years.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Picayune Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Carriere with Bro. Kevin Neary officiating. Burial will be in the Carriere Cemetery under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.

She is preceded in death by her father Stephen Grey Leonard (WWI Veteran who died before she was born), mother, Clara Mae Bradley Leonard Loveless, husband Tercy Smith, son Lynwood (Lynn) Smith, grandson Duane Smith, sisters, Cammie Leonard, Ruby (Frank) Donath, Dimple (Theo) Holston, Dot (Bob) Mangrum, and brothers, Ed (Winnie) Leonard and Van (Barbara) Loveless.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Robert) Welsh of Hattiesburg, MS; her son, Dean (Loraine) Smith of Montgomery, AL; her son, Bill (Gwen) Smith of Carriere, MS; her daughter, Lisa (Raymond) Miller of Gautier, MS; nine grandchildren, Rob (Dena) Welsh, Neil Welsh, Jeff Smith, Rosemary (Joseph) Anderson, Carson Smith, Adam (Christine) Smith, Ray Miller, Christina Miller Taft and Stacy Miller; and fifteen great grandchildren, Jordan, Eli, Joe, Kiersten, Kaitlyn, Hannah, Halle, Heather, Addie, Charlotte, Marceline, Alora, Warren, Neo and Jordan.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Picayune Funeral Home
    815 South Haugh Ave
    PICAYUNE, MS 39466
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 11:00am
    First Baptist Church of Carriere
    7264 Highway 11
    CARRIERE, MS 39426
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bro. Kevin Neary
  • Interment

    First Baptist Church Carriere Cemetery


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Tahmi Keir

Posted at 09:04am
Aunt Mary will be missed. My mom called her “baby”.
I never heard a bad comment from Aunt Mary. She had a sense of humor, love for her family and was an excellent cook. She often told Ralph that she loved to cook for him because he enjoyed eating her cooking. I will miss her.
My mom (Thelma/Pat) was heartbroken to hear of Mary’s passing. Mom spent all afternoon recalling their good times and saying how very much she will miss her.

Ken & Paula Felty

Posted at 08:40pm
So sorry for the loss of this precious lady. Please accept our heart felt sympathies and prayers.

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