ALBANY -- Mother Irene Smith or "Mrs. Irene" as she was so affectionately known was called home to her eternal rest on June 10, 2012, to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a member of the New Saint James Missionary Baptist Church in Oakfield, Georgia where she served in several capacities since the age of 14, as usher board president for many years, and many others.

She was employed at M & M Mars for 22 years until retirement, Marine Base, for the Dougherty County School System, and others.

Mother Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie W. Smith and one daughter, Carolyn J. Holsey.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories eight children Eddie Smith, Jr. (Beverly)of Albany, Georgia, Apostle Marvin Smith of West Palm Beach, Florida, Co-Pastor Mary H. Williams (Marvis) of Albany, Georgia, Ann B. Brown (Eldridge) of Albany, Georgia, Larry D. Smith (Carolyn), of College Park, Georgia, Charlene Taylor (Vince) of Longwood, Florida, Dennis L. Smith of Gainesville, Florida, and Curtis E. Smith of Albany, Georgia; one brother, Johnny W. Ausby (Ethel) of Albany, Georgia; three sisters, Mary Polite, Martha Corhen, and Gloria D. Chambers (Roger) all of Albany, Georgia; a host of in-laws; a special sister-in-law, Louella Street; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 1:00PM at Greater Second Mount Olive Sports Complex, 103 Dewey Street. Rev. Sidney Curley, Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in New St. James Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakfield. The family will receive friends at 513 Emily Avenue.

M.L. King Funeral Directors

Albany 229/435-4813

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