A TIME TO BE BORN
Our God creates all living things and On October 7, 1945 he created Thelma Mary Smith in his perfect image for Pearlie Mae Wyatt and Alfred D. Williams, Sr.
A TIME TO DIE
On February 9, 2021 God dispatched his heavenly angels to capture the soul of Thelma and to bring her home to live eternally among her mother: Pearle Mae Smith; father: Alfred D. Williams, Sr.; daughter: Cynthia Elaine Smith; grandson: Adrian LaVell Smith; all preceding her in death.
A TIME TO SERVE
Thelma gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined Bethlehem CME Church, Prattville, Alabama. She was a member of the senior choir, stewardesses board, and pastor’s aide committee. She later joined and incorporated her ministry with Goodship Missionary Baptist Church, Millbrook, Alabama, where she was a faithful member of M. H. Parker Ushers and Matrons, and senior and mass choirs. In her community, she was a member of Autauga County Mass Choir and Autauga County Black Heritage Association. She was also a member of Esthers of America Society.
A TIME TO LEARN AND EARN
Thelma attended school at North Highland Schools in Prattville, Alabama. She was employed with Gurney’s Industries, Sunday Dinner, Prattville Manufacturing Industries, and Faulkner University. She was also employed as a domestic housekeeper for many years working in Prattville and Montgomery, Alabama for Mr. and Mrs. Lanar Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stacey, Delicia Fuller, Dot Fuller, Cornelia Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Spencer, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Coles.
A TIME TO MOURN
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: four daughters: Brenda Pickett, Anita Smith, Sandi Davis, and Malisa (Coleman) McKeithen; two sons: Mack Smith and Tony (Terri) Smith; one stepdaughter: Billie Jean Hadnott; eighteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; ten brothers: James Wyatt, Billy Joe (Dorothy Ann) Miles, Morris Smith, Marvin Smith, Alfred D. (Ann) Williams, Jr., William Edward (Wanda) Smith, Wilbur Smith, Albert Smith, Herman Williams, and Rickey Jackson; nine sisters: Georgia Sheppard, Saralyn (Willie) Pace, Katie Joe (Rob) Milliken, Bessie Bates, Percie Marvin, Lindell (Charles) Williams, Parthenia Brantley, and Fannie Williams; Sam Hobbs (devoted family friend), Dee Whetstone (loving and devoted friend), Latricia Gardner (devoted friend and neighbor), Minister Edith Robinson (longtime and loving friend), a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church family.
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