Thelma G. Smith went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born in Virginia on April 2, 1938. She was the seventh of eight children born to Henry and Florence Gibson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, and dear friends. She is survived by her daughters, Tammy Smith (Tim McKee), Vickie Cox (Buck), and sons, Michael (Joann) and Frankie (Connie); grandchildren, Joshua Smith (Tonya), Justine Smith (Whitney), and Kelsie Gray (Colton); great-grandchildren, Brant, Zachary, Brinley, Bailey Kate, Colt, and Cade.
Thelma spent time daily in God’s word, Psalms 91 was a favorite. She had a loving and generous soul. She happily gave care and support to those in need. One of her best talents was giving a quick and funny comeback. She truly loved her family, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
Thelma enjoyed Old Gospel and country music. Listening to Charlie Pride while eating orange rolls was the beginning of a good day. She loved Christmas, especially Christmas baking with family. Thelma was a three-time cancer survivor.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” By Emma Bombeck
Deep appreciation is given to Dr. Joseph Welden, Jr. and Staff for years of medical care, respect and kindness. Maggie Frazier for being mother’s care for the last sixteen months, nap partner and for loving and helping little sissy (Best Dog Ever), and to Journey Hospice for their compassion, devotion, and care.
The funeral for Thelma will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m., with visitation for friends and family held one hour prior. Burial will immediately follow the chapel service at Jefferson Memorial’s adjoining cemetery.