Mrs. Betty Suzan Smith
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The outpouring of love, prayers and support by hundreds of people has been absolutely comforting and wonderfully overwhelming. We are so thankful as a family to see the best of society and people rising above our clouds of sadness. Thank you all.

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“I have the sweetest memories of Betty and her kindness. She was always a gentle woman and someone that I really liked. She loved her family...Read More »
1 of 58 | Posted by: Kelly Webster - Nashville, TN

“5 years have passed. So much I would want to tell you. Your oldest grandson is in the army and is 24. All your grandkids are growing up so fast, too...Read More »
2 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Smith

“Two years have passed but the pain persists. She never failed to support me every step of my career and every time we relocated. She is everywhere...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Jack Smith - AL

“Two years ago today I lost my mom to cancer. I still struggle to construct my thoughts about how much I miss her and what she meant to me, all that...Read More »
4 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Brentwood, TN - Son

“Remembering my mom today. I'll never forget your unwavering love and belief in me. You were so sweet and kind to me. Your loving son. ”
5 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Brentwood, TN

“Thinking of my sweet Nana right now, I miss her so much. I cannot even begin to describe what she meant to me, and I am so thankful that she is...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: Ashley Smith - Brenwtood, TN

“Mom, I miss you everyday. You were filled with so much love for your family. I love you so much. You fought your cancer with such strength and...Read More »
7 of 58 | Posted by: Shannon Coffey - Huntsvile, AL

“I miss you so much, Mom! Thanks for all the things you taught me. I am so thankful for all the trips we got to take together, Our last trip to D.C....Read More »
8 of 58 | Posted by: Erin Johnson - Huntsville, AL

“Remembering this day a year ago. Dad and I watched Mom breathe her last breath a few minutes after midnight. Nothing prepares you for that. I praise...Read More »
9 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Brentwood, TN - Son

“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal. from an Irish tombstone. She would have been 70...Read More »
10 of 58 | Posted by: Jack Smith - new market, AL

“Happy Birthday Mom. I love you and miss you so much. ”
11 of 58 | Posted by: Shannon

“Happy BD Betty! ”
12 of 58 | Posted by: Pat A Patterson - New Market, AL

“I miss you everyday but especially today on your Birthday. I love you and miss you so much. ”
13 of 58 | Posted by: Erin Johnson - Huntsville, AL

“Mom would have been 70 today. She would have been melancholy as her youth faded. She will always be 69 now and still my mommie. I love you mom and I...Read More »
14 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Smith - Brentwood, TN

“Jack, Shannon, & Erin I am so sorry that I have just learned of the passing of your wife/mother. She was an incredible woman and I am glad to have...Read More »
15 of 58 | Posted by: Stacey Pennington

“To Jack, Mark, Shannon and Erin and Families,Many years have passed but our memories are still very vivid of all of you. Betty was a dear friend to...Read More »
16 of 58 | Posted by: Chris and Fred Gast - PA

“There are not enough words to describe the love I had for Betty Suzan for almost 50 years. We were truly one and now I am half a person. I will...Read More »
17 of 58 | Posted by: Jack Smith - New Market, AL

“Shannon & Erin, I loved your mom, she was such a great lady. She was always the highlight of going to the gym. She was always so strong! I will...Read More »
18 of 58 | Posted by: Marissa Shoaf - Scotch Plains, NJ

“Shannon and Erin, Mrs. Betty was always such a blessing to me when I saw her at the gym. She always had a big hug, a beautiful smile and a sweet...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Julie Bagdonas - New Market, AL

“John 14:1-4 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have...Read More »
20 of 58 | Posted by: Tim, Jillian, Bailey and Kendall McCarty - OK

“With our deepest sympathy. We rejoice to know that she is with our Lord and look forward to the comfort that only He can give. ”
21 of 58 | Posted by: Charlie & Gladys Jones - AL

“I'm am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. I am praying for your entire family and the doggie too. I know she will be missed and your...Read More »
22 of 58 | Posted by: Debbie Baird - Nashville, TN

“Mark, David and Christian - we are thinking of you all and sending our prayers to your entire family during this sad time. ”
23 of 58 | Posted by: Bart, Tara, Max and Sam - TN

“Mark, I'm sorry to hear of your mom's passing. What a wonderful testimony her life is. " The Lord cares deeply when His loved ones die." Ps. 116:15. ”
24 of 58 | Posted by: Paul Flodquist - Ventura, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your memories will keep her with you forever. ”
25 of 58 | Posted by: Penny Huber - Suwanee, GA

“Dear Mark and Jennifer, You have wonderful memories of a life well lived. We are praying for you. Sheryl and Wes ”
26 of 58 | Posted by: Sheryl Haystead - Ventura, CA

“Mark, Jen, and family, Grieving with you, and lifting you up in prayer during this time of loss. Praise to our sovereign Lord that Betty is now with...Read More »
27 of 58 | Posted by: Jennifer - Friend

“I grew up in 10th ward pn Perry Street. I am sorry for your famlies loss. ”
28 of 58 | Posted by: Dave Cribbs - McKeesport, PA

“I hope I remember her my whole life. And I remember having fun with her. She would give me money for Christmas and ornaments that are collectible for...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Christian Smith - Brentwood, TN

“We love you Mark and Jennifer/ family and are praying for you and your loss. We know that this is not truely a loss because she is with our Savior. ...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: Will and Faith Glade

“We know God will comfort you and give you his peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Love, Carl and Debi Olson Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge...Read More »
31 of 58 | Posted by: Carl and Debi Olson - Franklin, TN

“Mark, Jennifer and family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of loss, but we rejoice with you that your mom is now at rest and...Read More »
32 of 58 | Posted by: Gary & Pam Johnston - TN - Friend

“May God's unfailing love be your comfort. Your mom must have been an outstanding woman! I know she will be missed. ”
33 of 58 | Posted by: Janis Halverson - Ventura, CA

“I loved Betty. I remember the good times we had in Nahsville. The walks Betty & I went on every morning. Even when it was too cold she would...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Charlotte Brotherton - AR

“I did not know Betty personally, but much can be said about her based on the deep love demonstrated for her by her children. I have seen in Mark and...Read More »
35 of 58 | Posted by: Christian & Janet Rhea - TN

“Mark and Jennifer- Matt's and my prayers are with you and your family. What a difficult and sad time, and as strange as it is for us Christians, a...Read More »
36 of 58 | Posted by: Michelle Swaney

“Mark, To Mark and the Smith family, my prayers are with you. The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: Kristina Fucci

“To the Smith Family, may you be surrounded with the loving arms of Christ during this time. My prayers are with you all and I lift you up to our...Read More »
38 of 58 | Posted by: MaryEllen Herrera

“I did not know Mrs. Smith and only recently have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Mark. But my prayers are with the entire family in...Read More »
39 of 58 | Posted by: Nicole Irving-Hogan

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the dear Smith family. I pray for safe travels and times of sweet fellowship for you all. Praise our heavenly...Read More »
40 of 58 | Posted by: Courtney Hall - Friend

“Mark (and family), I invoke the Spirit of Peace to bring you all comfort in this time of sadness and loss. May Love radiate from the hearts of all...Read More »
41 of 58 | Posted by: Liana

“I did not know Mrs. Smith but I do know Mark and Jen and have been praying for Mrs. Smith for a few months. I rejoice with her that though she...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: Marci Preheim - Nashville, TN

“Mark and Family- On behalf of the entire BSA Troop 217, please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of your mother Betty. May God hold you...Read More »
43 of 58 | Posted by: Carl Munkel - Nashville, TN

“I will miss your sweet smile and hugs. I hate that we were never able to take another trip together like our memorable Alaskan Cruise. You were an...Read More »
44 of 58 | Posted by: Pat Patterson - Huntsville, AL

“I became best friends with Mark when I was in the 5th Grade. From that time on, Mrs. Smith always made me feel like one of the family...welcoming me...Read More »
45 of 58 | Posted by: Ron Brotherton - Little Rock, AR

“Mark and Jennifer, Martha and I pray that God will sustain you and your family during these difficult days. It is amazing to see God at work even in...Read More »
46 of 58 | Posted by: Tommy and Martha Lohman - TN

“I will miss you Betty. ”
47 of 58 | Posted by: Tina Johnson - Huntsville, AL

“Betty, I will miss your sweet temperament and your gentle care for your family. Thank you for being such a sweet example to all of us. ”
48 of 58 | Posted by: Kelly Webster - Sacramento, CA

“We pray that a little of the peace she now enjoys will be visited upon the rest of your family. ”
49 of 58 | Posted by: chris buker - almaville, TN

“Mark, I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but the Lord is taking care of her now. My love and sympathy to all of you. Granny ”
50 of 58 | Posted by: Florence Beard - Granny

“Mark, Jen & family, my heart is with you (especially Mark). It is over and now there are beautiful memories, until you meet again. She is rejoicing...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: Bev Weidmann - Silver Spring, MD

Beyond the Sunset... “Grace and peace to you all at this time. I have no doubt that there is one Momma whose love and joy is unbounded at this moment! ”
52 of 58 | Posted by: Mary Davis - Ventura, CA - friend

“Mark and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I am praying for you and your family especially in these days ahead that you all will...Read More »
53 of 58 | Posted by: Larry Haron - Chamblee, GA

“Mark, My condolences for the loss of your mom. I did not know your mom, but she had to have been a good person to have raised such a good son and...Read More »
54 of 58 | Posted by: Philip M. Morrissey - nashville, TN

“Mark, may blessings pour out on you and your family during this time and always. Assuredly your mother was a great woman, having raised a devout...Read More »
55 of 58 | Posted by: Robert Foster - Mark's friend.

“Praying for you all. ”
56 of 58 | Posted by: Kim Bangs - Ventura, CA

“I never had a chance to meet Betty, but I do know her son. If she was anything like Mark, then she was a wonderful woman indeed. My condolences for...Read More »
57 of 58 | Posted by: John King - Newbury Park, CA

“Mom was a humble, loving wife, mother and Nana who seemed to spend her whole life serving us. Homes and hearts will forever be filled with her legacy...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Douglas Smith - Brentwood, TN

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Betty Suzan Smith
December 16, 1941-January 19, 2011

Mrs. Smith, 69, of New Market, Al. died Wednesday morning at a local hospital. She was born in McKeesport, Pa. She was a humble, loving wife, mother and Nana who spent her whole life serving. She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Smith loved her husband, children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband- Jack Smith; one son Mark Smith; two daughters- Shannon Coffey and Erin Johnson; nine grandchildren- Jonathan Smith, Ashley Smith, Catherine Coffey, Cole Johnson, Jack Smith, Kristen Coffey, David Mark Smith, Christian Smith and Taylor Johnson.

The Memorial Service will be Friday at 5:00p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church. The interment will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Please sign online registry at