Mrs. Oretha Wolfe Smith was born on January 22, 1934, in Utica, Mississippi to the late Mr. Oscar Wolfe and late Ms. Lela Houston. Mother Smith made her transition to her heavenly home on Monday August 23, 2021, at 9:30pm. peacefully at home with her loving daughter, also her caregiver Sharron (Neicey) by her bedside.
Mother Smith was raised in Utica Mississippi where at an early age she joined Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in Utica, MS. She also attended school in Utica, MS. She was one of six siblings whom she cherished and loved dearly. She was often the person that people called on first if they needed a helping hand. Mother Smith later moved to Jackson Mississippi where she met and married the late Thomas J. Smith (TJ). Shortly after moving to Jackson, Mother Smith joined St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend James A. Washington where in her later years she became a member of the Mother Board up until her health began to decline. Mother Smith was a diligent worker at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center for 41 years until her retirement. Not only was she a hard worker she was also a loving and supporting mother of six children. She will be remembered for several reasons, but her love for her family is most memorable.
Mother Smith is survived by her six children, her three "Doting" Daughters Sharron (Neicey), Bridgette (Charles), and April, three "Watchful" sons: Levertice (Vanessa), Graylin and Thomas (Gerthel); thirteen loving grandchildren: Jerry, Sharonda, Shamika, Kahila, Lee, Keyanna, Cori, Caleigh, Tremaine, Taj, Tyrahan, Sharma, Akeembra; and 14 beloved great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death are her two brothers, Luddie,and Earnest Wolfe; three sisters Rosie Lee Lockwood, Annie Ree Worthy and Mary Bell.
Mother Smith also leaves behind to cherish her memories are a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special friends; Sarah B. Collins, Mrs. G. Harvey and Carol Drakes. Rosie Lee McNair (1st Cousin and Best Friend).
Visitation Hours will be held Friday 09/03/21 from 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday 09/04/21 @ 2:00 p.m. at Peoples Chapel and proceed to Garden Memorial Park located on 8001 Hwy 49 N Jackson, MS 39209
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