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Spartanburg, SC - Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Smith entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2017. Mrs. Smith was born June 8, 1928 to the late Beauregard and Hannah Todd Miller.

She was the widow of Henry Smith.  

Mrs. Smith, known as “Mother Smith”, was a faithful member of the Ark of Deliverance Baptist Church in Detroit, MI under the stewardship of Reverend Stephanie Jones. Her love for God led her to serve on the Usher Board, Sympathy Club, Kitchen Worker and Flower Arranger. 

Mrs. Smith worked tirelessly as a domestic worker for more than fifty years.

She was a person who loved the simple pleasures of life.

Mrs. Smith was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

Elizabeth was preceded in death by: her parents; her six sisters, Barbara Jean Miller, Betty Jean Miller, Nettie Sue Miller, Carolyn Miller Ferguson, Doris Miller Williams and Emily Miller Foster; and her five brothers, Samuel Miller, June Miller, Matthew Miller, Joseph Miller and Eugene Miller. 

A Celebration of the Life of Elizabeth Miller Smith will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at The John Stinson Woodward Memorial Chapel, 602 Howard St., Spartanburg, SC. Interment will be in the Heritage Memorial Gardens, 3901 S. Church St., Roebuck, SC.

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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.W Woodward FH
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of grief. My hope is that the words of Christ Jesus be of comfort, when he stated that "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5: 28, 29). We can also take comfort in God's personal promise to "wipe out every tear" and that soon, even "death will be no more" (Revelation 21: 4).
    ~ Emilio   Bradenton, FL
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Mother Smith was always real and out spoken we shared time together talking, cooking, decorating and she had her own special way of teaching you something, When ever we spent time together she was always encouraging me. Mother did not mind telling you she would take you to the "wood shed". She is already missed. Mother would say I was her change baby. Mother and I worked together at church and outside church, She cared for others and gave of herself and her time , Mother was a wise women. Family her love. wisdom and knowledge will live on through us that she loved. Mother was so precious to us all from the youngest to the oldest and when we think of her. I know we will remember the things she would say'. 'Lord help us all. and "Aint' that the truth", even when taking about the bible, she had a lot to say about Paul. Mother would make sure you were laughing. I'm sure she is smiling and rejoicing in heaven now saying "Lord look at my chittlen" and I know she is still praying for us. Let's continue to love each other and pray God's will be done in our life so that we will see Mother again.
    ~ Renee Morton, Ark of Deliverance   Detroit, MI
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    Heartfelt Sympathy in the Home-Going of Our Beloved Mother Smith. Thanking God for all the Love and Support we received from Mother. We Loved her but God Loved her Best. She will be Greatly Missed. Harrell Families In Detroit, MI & Jacksonville, NC
    ~ HARRELL FAMILIES   Detroit, MI
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    You are now home with all of your family. How I wish I could talk to you. Your sweet Mama, Hannah, raised me and my sister. . I loved her as much as my own Mama. May you rest in peace. God Bless
    ~ Lynn Raum   Boiling Springs, SC