In Loving Memory
Azell Holifield Smith
3/29/1920 - 4/6/2010

Hartsville, S.C.


Funeral services for Azell Holifield Smith, age 90 who passed away April 6, will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm at Forest Hills Baptist Church. Rev. John C. Smith, Jr. & Rev. Jim Murray will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A service will also be Saturday April 10 at 11:00 am at Brown Funeral Service in Bessemer, Ala, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation in Ala. will be one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Smith was born in Alabama a daughter of the late James Robert & Mattie Lee Crews Holifield. She was the last survivor of 9 siblings. She was a wonderful Christian lady, wife, mother and friend to many. She was loved by everyone who ever met her. She was faithful to her Lord, her family, and the church. She was a preacher’s wife for 30 years, the widow of Rev. John C. Smith, Sr. whom she wed in 1940. She bids “Farewell” to her son and pastor, Rev. John C. Smith, Jr., Hartsville, Grandson, Kevin (Tish) Smith, Bessemer, Ala., granddaughters, Sonya C. Smith, Kimberly Kattalia, Kari D. (Jeff) Parker, Pam Smith (Rev. Jim) Murray, 10-1 Great-Grandchildren, James, Taylor, Jake Murray, Kaela, Kristen and McKenzie Kattalia, Jordan, Kennedy & Cameron Smith, Amanda-Grace and Katherine Parker, 1 great great grandson, Brayden James Murray. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, a 14 year old daughter, Patricia Ann Smith, her son and daughter in law Bobby & Patsy Smith, her daughter in law, Johnnie Lynn Smith. She leaves behind some very special friends, nieces and nephews. She will be missed until that “great reunion day”. Memorials may be made to Harmony Care Hospice or Forest Hill Baptist Church.

Online Condolences
From: Wendy Perkins   Hartsville
Relationship:  Friend

Momma Smith will be missed by all. She was a dear sweet lady and I know she is singing praises to our Lord in heaven. May God bless the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sent:  4/6/2010
From: Grady O'Neal-Bereavement Care, LifeCare Hospice of SC   Hartsville, SC
Relationship:  Friend of John and Pam

Bro John and Pam, I am sorry to hear about the passing of a precious lady. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers that God will send the peace and comfort that you need to face the days ahead of you. Sincerely, Grady O'Neal-LifeCare Hospice Of SC
Sent:  4/6/2010
From: Dawn Davis   Hartsvile
Relationship:  friend

It saddens me to hear, you lost your mother. Many, many angels are rejoicing in her homecoming. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and may God send you comfort and strength for the days ahead. Dawn Davis
Sent:  4/7/2010
From: James & Linda Scott   Hartsville,SC
Relationship:  church friend

Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless all of you. James and Linda Scott
Sent:  4/7/2010
From: Maxine Haywood & Family   Hartsville
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Family, I was so very saddened to hear of Mamma Smith's passing. She and I had many good talks and she was always a good listener. I will miss her smile and sweet personality, but I know she is in a wonderful place now. Love and prayers to you all. Mrs. Maxine
Sent:  4/8/2010
From: Steve McGowan   MCBEE
Relationship:  friend/mother of man GOD Pastor Smith my true friend

This is so easy to say when I say you never came to her and did not receive a hug and feel true love. A wonderful woman created by GOD and she knew this and always let her light shine bright. I will never for get you! All in all a book could be written about the wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother,(and ) friend to all as an example to the world for how one woman stood with GOD and even in death she smiled. I love you miss you and thanks you for all the kind thoughts/prayers you have said to GOD almighty for me. I will see you again and get the chance to thank you! With love, Steve McGowan Jr.
Sent:  6/6/2010

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