MRS. CORNELIA “NEAL” SMITH, age 83, of Summerville, formerly of Aragon, Georgia went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 17, 2011. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Rome, Georgia, the wife of the late Pastor Roy H. Smith.
Mrs. Smith was a dedicated Christian, devoted Pastor’s wife, singer, musician, soul winner and Bible teacher. She was married to Bro. Roy H. Smith for 61 years. She and Bro. Roy ministered for over 60 years at many different churches, nursing homes, jails, and through the Upward Look Radio Ministry. She was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family dearly.
Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Roy H. Smith; two brothers, Leonard Bradfield and Wicker Bradfield; a sister, Beatrice Marks; and a grandson, Chris Blansit.
She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Grimes and husband, Allen, of Aragon; four sons, Samuel Smith and wife Joyce, of Piedmont, AL., David Smith & wife Loretta, of Rome, Pastor Joel Smith & wife Karen, of Cedartown, and Timothy Smith & wife Martha Ann, of Trion; a sister, Joyce Freeman, of Rome; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
The home going celebration for Sister Neal will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at two o’clock in the afternoon at Rome Baptist Temple with Pastor Billy Goolesby, Pastor Joel A. Smith, and Bro. Allen Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in the Aragon Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. at the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia. Mrs. Smith will also lie in state Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the Rome Baptist Temple. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. All other grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The Upward Look Broadcast, P.O. Box 681, Cedartown, GA 30125 or www.theupwardlook.org.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.