Annie Rene Smith

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ms. Anna Rene Smith, 88, of Atmore, heard the Master’s call, saying, “Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant,” on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Atmore Community Hospital.

She was a native of Uriah and a longtime resident of Atmore. She attended school in Uriah. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair Mills in Atmore. In her leisure, she enjoyed baking, sewing, working crossword puzzles, and talking on the phone.

She was a member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Missionary Society. She had been a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church — Highway 21 and Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a faithful member of the Usher Board.

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Those whom she joins in Heaven are two sons, Wynce Leon Smith and Willie Smith; her mother, Annie Lou Williams; stepfather, Elmore Williams; and one brother, William Prince Johnson.

Those who will forever cherish her life, love, and memories are five daughters, Doris Bradley, Mary Whitting and Anna G. Anderson, all of Atmore, Elouise Spruell of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Gladys Cobb of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Charles Smith of Virginia Beach, Va. and Glenn Smythe of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Elmore Williams and George Williams, both of Atmore, and Sterling Seelson of Albuquerque, N.M.; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. from Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Hawthorne, pastor and celebrant. Retirement of her remains will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Public viewing will be Friday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a family hour from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Her body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the Celebration Service with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC, directing.