Evelyn Brooks Smith

Evelyn Brooks Smith

May 29, 2014

Evelyn Brooks Smith was called home to be with her God and Creator on Thursday morning, May 29, 2014.

Ms. Smith was survived by her two beloved children, Steven Anthony Smith, and wife, Linda, and Scott Deasn Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cecil Smith, her grandson, Nicholas Allen Smith; and her parents Simon and Ida Brooks. She also was preceded in death by her brother and sisters, Buford Brooks, Otilla Pounders, Exie Cummings, Farene Cummings, Vernie Bishop, Hubert Brooks and Simon Brooks. She was also survived by her grandson, Seth Smith and Nell Brooks Case, her sister.

Ms. Smith was born on a farm in Franklin County Alabama. Ms. Smith was born into a loving family with loving and God-fearing parents and many brothers and sisters. She was known throughout the Franklin County community as a very diligent and hard worker, Ms. Smith was recognized as Employee of the year at the H.D. Lee Company.

Ms. Smith was an avid flower and vegetable gardener. She was also a seamstress and a singer of conventional gospel music. Ms. Smith worked with Curtis Candy Company, Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator, as a cosmetologist, and as a seamstress at H.D. Lee Company.

In recent months and in her final days, Ms. Smith fought very hard to cling to her life and to be there for her two sons and grandson. Ms. Smith has fought the good fight and now has gone home to be with her Lord, God and Savior.

Mrs. Smith was very close to her family and friends. She strongly believed in the “Golden Rule” and treated others, as she wanted to be treated. She put the needs of her family and friends above her own. She was the “Rock” of her family. Almost all family reunions in the past four decades took place at her home and farm in Phil Campbell. She always knew of the activities and whereabouts of her beloved family and beloved friends. She loved to hear stories and tell stories regarding her loved ones.

Very special thanks to her physician, Dr. Webb; her niece, Rosemary Reeves; her nephew Tim Case; her nurse, Janice Love; Candace Garner, and friends, Vera Collum and Jeanette Stein.

Visitation for Ms. Smith will be Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Akins Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Methodist Church. Ms. Smith will lie in state from 1 hour at the church prior to the service. She will be laid to rest in Union Hill Cemetery, adjacent to Union Hill Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be Tim Case, Jackson Samples, Evan Reeves, Seth Smith, Brad Murphy, and Jamie Brooks.

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