Mother Florizell Smith


Mother Florizell Smith of Grand Ridge, Florida, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 26th in the comforts of her home surrounded by a caring and devoted family. She was 88 years of age.

Florizell was born July 15, 1934 in Grand Ridge to the late Reverend Frank Smith Sr. and Lillie B. Smith. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend A.D. Wright. She was currently under the leadership of Elder DeRon Johnson. She served many years as one of the Church Mothers, Senior Choir member and Senior Mission. She served faithfully until her death.

The last few months of Florizell’s life was not easily endured and after the death of her son, Solomon she made a drastic change. She’s now resting in the arms of her Savior.

Treasured memories will forever linger with her loving and devoted family: one son, Abel Smith (Sherneka) of Grand Ridge, Florida; six daughters, Lillie Dickey, Dianne Dawson (Calvin), Nora Smith, Nancy Smith all of Grand Ridge,Florida, Barbara Franklin (Adriene) of Marianna, Florida and Ruthie Smith Corker (Elijah) of Quincy, Florida; two sisters, Sylone Robinson of Grand Ridge, Florida and Mary Hearns of Greenwood, Florida; three daughters-in-law, Teresa Smith, Harriet Smith and Caren Smith; two adopted daughters, Rosalyn Green of Tallahassee, Florida and Pauline Thompson of Dothan, Alabama; 26 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren; and 26 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A public viewing will be Friday, April 7th from 4-6p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel.

A Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, April 8th at 11:00a.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Elder DeRon Johnson, Elder Hu-man Smith, Elder John Smith and Reverend Dwight Cockerham, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with arrangements entrusted to the Caring Staff at Peoples Funeral Home of Marianna.


  1. My sincere condolences to this family. I will certainly miss Mrs. Smith participating in the
    Angelic Choir Union every fourth Sunday. She rarely missed the Union plus she always had that beautiful dazzling smile. It was easy to see that the Joy on the inside was coming to the outside. REST IN PEACE Mother Florizell Smith


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