Mrs Jean Thurman Smith, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in Meridian, MS. Family will receive friends on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm with interment to follow at Tippo Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs Smith retired from the US Postal Service in Swan Lake, MS after serving as Postmaster for 23 years; was a member of Glendora Methodist Church and The Glendora Garden Club. She was married to the late Woodrow Wilson Smith from July 21, 1951 until his death on February 25, 2003. They were married for 52 years.
She is survived by her daughter Jackie (Gary) Shepherd of Burleson, TX, sons Wilson (Sylvia) Smith of Grenada, MS, Albert Smith of Meridian, MS; sister Mildred (Bill) Lee of Purvis, MS ; brother Billy Fillyaw of Sandhill, MS; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Smith, sister Mary Alice Green, brother Floyd Fillyaw and two grandsons, Bradley and Austin Smith.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Huntington's Disease Society 505 Eighth Avenue Suite 902 NY, NY 10018; National Parkinson Foundation PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or
The American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231
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