(Grandmother to many) was born May 20, 1933 in Pembroke, Ga to the late Ethel Mae and Willie (Red)Poncy who proceeded her in death. She attended the Bryan County public school system until marrying the love of her life
Nathaniel (Buck)Smith on November 12, 1946 who proceeded her in death. From this union they were blessed with seven children and two stepchildren with one son Nathaniel Gate (Carrie Lee) Smith and one daughter Eileen (Salomon) Clanton proceeding her in death.
Mother Earline attended Mount Moriah Baptist Church where she served and raised her family until moving to Savannah, Ga and started attending the Victory Prayer Synagogue. She served as a faithful member and prayer warrior until the Lord moved and she became the State Mother and Head of the mother’s board until her health started declining and she moved to Alma, Ga. During her time there she started followship and attending services with her son and family at the Greater Within Outreach Ministries until she became home bounded.
On Friday September 1, 2023 she heard the master’s call to make heaven her home. She leaves to cherish her memories two sons James (Velma) Smith of Pembroke, Ga, Rodney (Willene)Smith and one stepson Kevin (Cynthia)
Green of Savannah, Ga four daughters Cora L. Bentley of Savannah, Ga Irma Linda (William) Gerald of Hinesville, Ga Brenda Marie Bacon of Alma, Ga one stepdaughter Sharon Bryant of Savannah, Ga and one sister Betty Johnson of Savannah, Ga one Aunt Elnora Corbett of Pembroke, Ga. During earthly life she was blessed with fifty-five grandchildren seventy-three great-grandchildren and forty great- great grandchildren a host of niece’s nephews’ family and friends. She will truly be missed. We will cherish all the memories until we meet again.
The visitation will be held at Families First Funeral Care on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 5-7 pm.
The funeral Service will be held at Athens Holiness Church Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 12:00 pm.
The interment will be at Stevens Grove Cemetery.
215 Athens Church Road
Pembroke, GA. 31321
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