Hattie Laura Smith, Magee, MS

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she can laugh at the time to come.” Proverbs 31:25

On June 1, 2019, our beloved Hattie Laura Smith went to her heavenly home. Her faith was sufficient, her course was complete, her job well done.

She was born on May 11, 1932, to John and Ina Roberts McLendon. 

She was a lifelong member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church.  She dearly loved her church and her strong faith helped her endure the loss of two of her children. Anyone that ever met her, loved her sweet spirit.  She loved her family with all of her heart, but she was most proud of her grandchildren.  She’s been involved with various groups over the years, loved to read, and enjoyed playing dominoes with her special friends, Wayne and Glenda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Durwood Smith and two children, Robert “Boots” Smith (Patsy), Lisa Carol Smith; brother, Cecil McLendon (Betty),   VL Yelverton (Tom) and Evelyn Smith (Jack), sister in law, Virginia Runnels (Dub) and brother in law, Leland Smith.

Left to cherish her precious memories are her daughters: Pam Herrington (Clyde), Connie Tutor (Terry); grandchildren, Casey Herrington, Peyton Tutor (Haley), Tyson Tutor (Dollie), Amanda Blakeney (Jacob), Lisa Williamson; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Herrington, Annmarie Blakeney, her namesake, Hattie Angela Tutor and sister in law, Jewel Angle (Bill). She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The service will begin at 5:00 pm with interment following in Southern Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Magee.  Bro. Trent Sullivan and Bro. Charles Savell will officiate. 

We would like to thank her special nieces, very many friends, that were like family to her, that always checked on her, just know she loved you all beyond words.  

Arrangements entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee.