Services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Smith, 72, who died July 29 at Bethany Oaks Nursing Home in Vidalia, were held Aug. 4, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
Minister Joyce Cowan and Pastor James Hayes, who gave the eulogy, officiated with burial in Morgan Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith, a native of Wheeler County, was the daughter of the late K.C. and Claudia Mae Jones. Hat, as she was affectionately known by her loving family, was educated in Jeff Davis County School System, later worked at Bill Thompson, retiring after several years to become a beautician, then primary caregiver for her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, K.C. and Claudia Mae Jones; her husband, Rickey Smith; a daughter, Angel Jones; her siblings, Roscoe “Boot” Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Annie Beatrice Jones, Katie Mae Hill and Rosia Mae Kelly.
Survivors include two daughter, Katheryn Jones and Shelia Jones; sister, Jeanette Horne; three brothers, Ellis (Nancy) Jones, Rochester (Rosalyn) Jones, and Earvin (Marsha) Jones; four grandchildren, Christopher (Sharon) Jones, Sasha Jones, Chiquita Jones, and Latasha Jones; five great-grandchildren, Tatyana Jones, Elijah Kight, Jacarri Deberry, Devron Green Jr., and Reyana Jenkins; three special friends, Bobby Sailem, Betty Mackey, and Ronnie Vann; special niece, Lila Wooten and Godson, Alfred Clemons, and a host of relatives and friends.
Active pallbearers were Torrence Jones, Rochester Jones Jr., Justin Jones, Darrick Jones, Dontrea Jones, and Lawrence Nance.
Music was rendered by The Edward Sisters and Dwayne Matthews.
Thornton’s Funeral Home of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.