Obituary: Margaret Louise Smith


Margaret Louise Smith, age 88, died peacefully on Nov. 9, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospice Care in Edgewood, Kentucky, after a brief battle with pneumonia.

Margaret was born on Nov. 13, 1934 in Federal Point, Florida to Henry A. and Lucille A.M. Roberts. Margaret was married after a short, sweet courtship, to John H. Smith, for 63 years and 7 months. Margaret was a member of several churches after she became a Christian in 1962 and was an active member in all of them. Her membership was at Baldwin Heights Baptist Church in Cullman, AL at the time of her death.

Margaret attended night school in Moore Haven, FL and received her high school diploma in 1978 at the age of 43. She graduated with honors and was salutatorian of her class. Margaret worked at Moore Haven Elementary School as a teacher’s aide. After 19 years she retired. She loved working with children, and they loved her.

Margaret moved to Kentucky in April, 2022 to be cared for by her daughter Linda and her son-in-law Ron, due to a long struggle with diabetes complications.

Margaret is survived by three brothers, two sisters, several nieces and nephews, and her seven children: Wanda S. McEarchern (Robert), Linda K. Crisp (Ron), Deborah E. Plemmons (Ivan), Virginia A. Williams (James), Judith L. Titus (Mike), John H. Smith, Jr. (Elaine), Kenneth L. Smith (Kim), 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She loved each and every one dearly.

She is preceded in death by her husband John, her great-grandchild Jackson Johnson, her father and mother, her brother Russell and her sister Norma. Margaret will be greatly missed. She is now in heaven with John (Her Sweetie) and is rejoicing with the angels.

The viewing, funeral service and grave side service will be held at Baldwin Heights Baptist Church, located at 2489 U.S. Hwy 278 W, Cullman, AL 35057 on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 as follows: Viewing at 11 a.m., service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Ron Crisp officiating.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.