Ollie Mae Smith affectionately known as “MA” to her children and grandchildren and “RED” to her siblings and cousins, (age 68), of Quincy, Florida – Sawdust Community, passed away on March 7, 2019 surrounded by her family in Kingsland, GA – Camden County.Per Ollie Mae’s wishes and certainly in line with Free Spirit, APrivate Ash Scattering at Sea Ceremony will be held next Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2PM sailing off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida from the St. John’s River into the Atlantic Ocean. A RepastCelebration of Life Reception for family and friends will follow in Kingsland, Ga. On Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Time/Location TBD.
Ollie Mae Smith was born in Quincy, Florida – Sawdust Community to the late Oliver, Sr & Lexie Mae Gunn Smith on March 4, 1951. Ollie Mae was one of the daughters of sharecroppers so at an early age she worked on the family’s tobacco farm while juggling her homeand school responsibilities; this, she believes gave her tremendousstrength and perseverance that carried her through life. She was educated in the Gadsden County School system (Carter Parramore High School) and later attended Indian River Jr. College in Ft. Pierce, Florida where she studied Business Administration and Agriculture. She worked in the Domestic and Agriculture industries for most of her life, but her most prideful work was that of Caretaker for the elderly and the ill. People in her community sought her out regularly to care for their family members and she was always eager to lend her caring hands and spirit.
Ollie Mae is also known to have been a true student and teacher of God’s Word and loved spreading this Word to others. She absolutely loved people and they loved her – she never met a stranger! Those close to her also knows that she had a special hobby of growing beautiful Plants and collecting family photos and Stuffed Animals.
Ollie Mae is preceded in death by her Parents: Oliver. Sr and Lexie Mae Gunn Smith (1979, 2013, respectively). Her loving brother, Oliver Smith, Jr (2007), Her Loving Sisters: Inez Wilcher (2008), Marilyn Smith (2011), and Wanda Smith (2015).
Ollie Mae is survived by her Daughters: Kimberly “Kim” Morris (Kevin) and Angela “Loffie” Walker (Corey); 4 Beloved Granddaughters: Tekeysia Kinmin – “Kissie”; Casey Bullard – “Bullet”; Shatila Burgess – “Tekella”; and Precious Walker – “Lebby”; 2 Brothers: John Richardson, Stanley Smith; 6 Sisters: Deloris Richardson, Geraldine Gibbs (Amos), Dollie Williams (James), Alice Hudson (Carl), and Tonya Smith; a devoted niece – Carla Harris (Al); a devoted great- niece Mikiyah Gilmore ; a devoted nephew Micah Morris; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and beloved cousins (The Gunns and The Rauls). She also leaves to mourn two special friends: Mr. Roland Dorsey and Mr. Aaron Coverson.
The family of Ollie Mae Smith wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Georgia Hospice Care’s Team of Professionals: Jessica Johns, RN; Dolores Smock, CNA; Sheila Gibbs, CNA; Tracy Quintara, Social Worker; Robert Magoola, Chaplain and all other friends who brought joy to our Ma while she was here on Earth – Thank You!
* Memorials may be sent to Coastal Camden Funeral Home 935 East King Avenue Kingsland, Ga. 31548
March 4, 1951 – March 7, 2019