Eliza Virginia “Tom” Smith


Eliza Virginia “Tom” Smith, 82, of Plant City, Florida, originally from the Poplar

Springs Community, Graceville, Florida. Lovingly known as “Tom” passed away in Plant City on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

One of the seven children born to the late John Sollie Jones and Daisy Miles Jones, Tom was raised in the Poplar Springs Community where she went to school, married and moved to different areas over the years. Tom, a beloved mother and grandmother, enjoyed spending time with her family each and every moment she could.

Preceded in death by her parents, two sons Rodney Patterson, Danny Ray Patterson, daughter Debra Ann Stewart, three brothers William Jimmy Jones, Hubert Donald Jones, J.M. Jones, three sisters Doris Owens, Mincie Grace Carnley, Dorothy Lee Roberts.

Survived by two sons William Sollie Patterson, Benny James Patterson, Butch Edward Patterson, three daughters Charlotte Annette Patterson, Candy Katrina Garrett, Candy Katina Deese, a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Her Life will be 10 a.m., (CDT), Thursday, June 20, 2024, at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Corbitt officiating. Burial to follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here