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Gussie Mae Smith
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Ms. Gussie Mae Smith
was born December 2, 1949 to the late Rufus Carter, Sr. and Mary Fedrick
Carter. She attended Hazlehurst High School. After high school she
married the late Hozell Smith, Jr. and to this union four children were
born, Naomi, Rodney, Jonathan, and Donathan.
She was a housekeeper for several years. She was also employed at the
Slip Factory in Denton, Georgia. She joined Piney Grove Missionary
Baptist Church at a young age and served faithfully in the Culinary
Ministry until her health began to fail.
She passionately helped others, and in doing so, she began to volunteer
with community organizations. She assisted Generation Reaching
Educating and Teaching (GREAT) and Brothers Reaching Out to Help
Another Succeed (BROTHAS) with their Annual Thanksgiving Community
Dinner. On March 18, 2017, the annual Thanksgiving Dinner was
officially named “The Gussie Mae Smith Annual Thanksgiving Community
Dinner.”
God called Gussie to her heavenly home on December 22, 2017 at the
Vidalia Community Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Hozell Smith, Jr. and her parents, Rufus Carter, Sr. and Mary Fedrick
Carter.
She leaves to cherish her memories one loving daughter, Naomi Smith of
Hazlehurst, GA; three loving sons: Rodney (Terri) Smith of Vidalia, GA,
Jonathan Smith and Donathan Smith, both of Hazlehurst, GA; one
adoptive son, Steven (Danielle) Hamilton of Hazlehurst, GA; one brother,
Rufus Carter, Jr. of Jacksonville, GA; one aunt, Beulah Cheatham of
Atlanta, GA; one uncle, Horace Fedrick of Atlanta, GA; mothers-in-law:
Elnora Smith of Douglas, GA and Frances Smith of Vidalia, GA; sisters-in
-law: Joanne West and Mary Kurtz, both of Douglas, GA and Jennifer
Roundtree of Vidalia, GA; brother-in-law, Terrell Roundtree of Orlando,
FL; long time best friend, Gayle U. Wooten. She also leaves to cherish her
memories eighteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and frien


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Visitation

Friday

29

Dec

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
King Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services - Hazlehurst

151 Martin Luther King Blvd. P. O. Box 745
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Funeral: 11:00 am, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Denton, Ga. Burial: Church Cemetery

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