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Celebrating the life of
May Ann Smith
May 10, 1927 - June 26, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Friday, June 30, 2017
  • Bull Street Baptist Church
  • 17 East Anderson St. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-236-1511

May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the Smith family.

Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

MayAnn was such a lovely lady and a wonderful teacher. She belonged to our Delta Kappa Gamma - Nu Chapter educational society. She was a loyal member - even after not being able to attend our meetings. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched through teaching. I was honored to visit with her when she first became a Reserve Member of our Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She always talked about how wonderful her brother-in-law was to her. I loved hearing George Doerner's band - my aunt and uncle - Howell and Harriet Tilton always loved to dance to George's music. My husband and I were able to attend dances with Alee Clown group and dance to George's music! God bless all MayAnn's family and friends.

Katherine R. Looper, Savannah, GA

Condolences to the family.

Eliza Everette Jawiyambe , Savannah , Ga

George, Sincere Condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mary Ann. We miss you and have very fond memories of our project together. Love, Kathryn. Frank and Gray Murray

Murray, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out to your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

Chris kelly, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Smith family. At Isaiah 33:24 Jehovah promises to do away with sickness forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org.

LG, Savannah, GA

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Jehoavhs Witnesses, Pooler, Ga

I am so very sorrow for the loss of your loved one. Ms. Smith, like myself, loved teaching. What a blessing to have had her with you for such a long time. God, through His word, The Bible, promises that the dead will soon be resurrected and have the opportunity to live forever on this very earth in peaceful and happy conditions. (Revelation 21:3,4)); (John 5:28,29). Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Will suffering ever end?", "can the dead really live again?", and more.

Sincerely, Nitha & Family , ,

So sorry to hear of May Ann's death. With sympathy.Charles

CharlesWaldrop, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of May Ann's death. With sympathy.Charles

CharlesWaldrop, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of May Ann's death. With sympathy.Charles

CharlesWaldrop, Savannah, GA

May Ann Smith, age 90, died June 27th, 2017, after a long illness.

The Savannah native was a graduate of Savannah High School. She earned her undergraduate and Masters degrees from Armstrong State University.

Until her retirement, Ms. Smith was an elementary school teacher in the Chatham County School System, where she influenced generations of students with her dedication to excellence and loving spirit.

Ms. Smith was a lifelong member of Bull Street Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday School for many years and served the church in many capacities.  She was a docent at the Isaiah Davenport House.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a generous supporter of many worthy charities.

May Ann was well-known for her encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Savannah and its families.  She was a gracious hostess, whose wisdom, humor, kindness and strength drew many friends from all walks of life.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marguerite Doerner, and by her parents, James Tinker Smith and Laura Hogan Smith

She is survived by her beloved brother-in-law and friend George Doerner Jr., devoted cousin John Ehlers (Pat) of Hilton Head, and a host of friends and former students whose lives she touched.

Funeral is Friday, June 30th at 1 P.M. at Bull Street Baptist Church, Rev. Parker Moore officiating, followed by private burial at Bonaventure Cemetery.

The family would like to express special thanks to Zelma Frazier, Comfortkeepers, and the staff of Pruitt Health.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Bull Street Baptist Church, 17 East Anderson Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.

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May the God of peace comfort you during this difficult time (Philippians 4:6,7). Take comfort in God's promise to do away with pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). My condolences to the Smith family.

Tucker, Locust Grove, GA

MayAnn was such a lovely lady and a wonderful teacher. She belonged to our Delta Kappa Gamma - Nu Chapter educational society. She was a loyal member - even after not being able to attend our meetings. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched through teaching. I was honored to visit with her when she first became a Reserve Member of our Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She always talked about how wonderful her brother-in-law was to her. I loved hearing George Doerner's band - my aunt and uncle - Howell and Harriet Tilton always loved to dance to George's music. My husband and I were able to attend dances with Alee Clown group and dance to George's music! God bless all MayAnn's family and friends.

Katherine R. Looper, Savannah, GA

Condolences to the family.

Eliza Everette Jawiyambe , Savannah , Ga

George, Sincere Condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mary Ann. We miss you and have very fond memories of our project together. Love, Kathryn. Frank and Gray Murray

Murray, Savannah, GA

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out to your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

Chris kelly, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Smith family. At Isaiah 33:24 Jehovah promises to do away with sickness forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope that Jehovah God promises us in the near future. May Jehovah be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement that has helped me through difficult times such as this is jw. org.

LG, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Melissa Coleman — Georgia

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Jehoavhs Witnesses, Pooler, Ga

I am so very sorrow for the loss of your loved one. Ms. Smith, like myself, loved teaching. What a blessing to have had her with you for such a long time. God, through His word, The Bible, promises that the dead will soon be resurrected and have the opportunity to live forever on this very earth in peaceful and happy conditions. (Revelation 21:3,4)); (John 5:28,29). Please visit www.jw.org and find consoling answers to questions like, "Will suffering ever end?", "can the dead really live again?", and more.

Sincerely, Nitha & Family , ,

So sorry to hear of May Ann's death. With sympathy.Charles

CharlesWaldrop, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of May Ann's death. With sympathy.Charles

CharlesWaldrop, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear of May Ann's death. With sympathy.Charles

CharlesWaldrop, Savannah, GA

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Candle tribute lit by Deirdre Kindthistle — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Scott and Linda Sutt — Georgia


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