Pat was a wonderful lady. We corresponded and I was lucky to have the opportunity t meet her. She was kind and helpful. She was never too busy to share family information with me. She prepared a delicious lunch for my family & myself when we were visiting. We have special memories of this lovely lady.
Patricia Ann Brock Smith
15 Jul 1932 MS - 31 Aug 2010 MS
Daughter of Leslie William Brock & Dollie Lura Smith
Wife of Fay Seward Smith
Patricia Ann “Pat” Brock Smith, 78, of the Progress community, died Aug. 31, 2010, at the Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi in McComb.
Visitation was 5 to 9 p. m. Friday at Hartman – Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown and 10 a. m. Saturday at Silver Springs Baptist Church until services at 11. The Rev. Byran Wilkinson and the Rev. Wayne Hall officiated. Burial was in Silver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born July 15, 1932 in Walthall County, to Leslie William and Dollie Lura Smith Brock. She owned and operated Smith’s Grocery in Progress. She was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer and taught a Sunday school class. She was a member of Silver Springs Seniors and was a hospice volunteer. She was a member and former president of the Pike – Amite – Walthall Library Board.
Mrs. Smith was a 1949 graduate of Lexie High School, where she played basketball. She loved working with genealogy and was a member of the Alford American Family Association, from which she received a Hall of Fame Award in 2009. She was a beloved member of the Progress community and will be greatly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Fay Seward Smith; a sister, Peggy Brock Stringer; a granddaughter, Tara Brock Leonard and two sisters-in-law, Nathalee Smith Comeaux and Wilma Smith Butler.
Survivors include two sons, Michael D. Smith and Kim Lee Smith, both of Progress; a daughter, Patricia Gail Smith Hall of Tylertown; a sister, Joanna Brock Breeland of Tylertown; a brother-in-law. Cletus Strin ger of Southaven; four grandchildren, Tricia Ann Hall and husband Ray McElveen and their children, Will and Mary Grace; James Don Hall Jr., and wife Teena and their daughter, Jaden; Judy Larisa Hall and husband, Randall Sheets Sr. and their children, Regan, Larisa, Randall Jr., Zachary and Genell; Dustin Michael Smith and wife Shellie and their children Sadie Claire, Everhett and Austin; and Jeremiah Williams and Samarah Leonard, whose mother was the late Tara Lee Smith Leonard; two step-grandchildren, Jody “Jojo” Jr. and Aimee, and Randall Sheets Sr., as mentioned above.
Pallbearers were James Hall J., Dusstin Smith, Ray McElveen, Randall Sheets Sr., Wade Brown and Mac Breeland. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Silver Springs Baptist Church.
Source: Patricia Smith. (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 5 Sept 2010) A003; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed May 2021.