She was born Dec. 20, 1940, to Lola Houlk Evans and Edd Evans.
She leaves this earthly home a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and great-aunt with memories of so much love and happiness for us to cherish always. She retired from Jackson Manufacturing as a seamstress after many years of service.
She was predeceased by her parents; grandparents, Martha & Charlie Houlk and Lloyd Sr. and Louisa Evans; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She leaves to cherish her memory and love her husband of 56 years, Leonard D. Smith; son, Stacy Dee Smith; sister, Brenda Evans; brothers, Jimmy (Wanda) Evans, Gary (Teresa) Evans; nieces and nephews she loved as her own, Megan (A.J.) Antuna, Barry (Jennifer) Evans, Kaitlin, Brad and Eric Hufstetler; great-nephew and nieces, Jaxson Antuna, Lola Antuna and Brenley Evans who loved their “Mimi” so much and she adored them so; aunts, uncles and a host of cousins.
Pallbearers will be Terry Evans, Dennis Evans, Alex Lawson, Andrew Lawson, John Dodson and Wesley Helton. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Dodd, Fernando Gomez, Mike Lawson and Henry Ledford.
Visitation will be today, April 8, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at New Friendship Baptist Church in Cleveland. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation, P.O. Box 46, Chattanooga TN 37401.
Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.