We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Melvin Miller Funeral Service
Nannie Mae Smith, the daughter of the late Rebecca Hicks Smith, was born on August 9, 1943, in Marion, Alabama. She was the last of four children. Nannie Mae was called to rest on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. At an early age she accepted Christ and became a member of Green Leaf Baptist Church. She graduated from Marion Baptist School Her love and affection will always be cherished by her family
Nannie dedicated her life to nurturing serving and loving her family. Matthew 6: 21, For wherever your treasure is, our are heart will be also. Family was her most treasured possession and she showed this through her devotion to her family while taking on a mother figure role to four generations of nieces and nephews. Nannie was the last matriarch of the family, like her sister Mary Rose Smith, our first matriarch. She showed her love hosting family gatherings, she felt the way to a person’s heart was through a good meal. She never made anyone feel like a stranger. With one visit you felt like family and with one bite you felt the love. Because of how she loved, we love and will continue to feel her love while learning to live life without our most beloved Nannie Mae. She was the backbone to the Smith Family and a Nannie to all kids….,
She was preceded in death by a brother Ben Smith, two sisters Mary Rose and Lou Ella Smith, three nephews, Antonio, Elijah, and Johnny J. Smith, one niece Debra Smith.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories; a devoted husband James Benjamin: one son Benjamin (Roshell )Smith,; two grandchildren, Zachery and Ryleigh Smith; one niece, Nancy Smith of Marion, Alabama; four nephews, Anthony (Cynthia) Smith of Huntsville, Alabama, Clinton Smith of Cleveland, Ohio, Tyrone Smith of Marion, Alabama and a devoted nephew Jerome (Sandra) Smith of Marion, Alabama and a host of nieces, nephew, relatives and friends. A special thanks to a lifelong cousin and friend, Emily Easley and Eva Lou Cannon.