Celebrating the life of

Tenella Brown Smith

Passed away on November 23, 2021

Tenella Brown Smith

Tenella Brown Smith, 96, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Pinewood Manor Nursing Home in Hawkinsville, GA.

She was born in Metter, GA, daughter of the late Leon B. Brown and Essie Mae Mosley Brown.  Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Brackston Smith, Sr., grandson, Alfred Brackston Smith, III and daughter-in-law, Karen Davis Smith.

Surviving are her children, Alfred Brackston Smith, Jr. of Hawkinsville, GA; daughter, Jo Ann Smith Spofford (Carl) of Savannah, GA; grandchildren, James Craig Smith (Raina); Shannon Christina Spofford (Justin Pendergrass); great grandchildren, Carl Anthony West (Jenya), Christina Elizabeth West, Douglas Oliver Smith, Ellen Claire Smith and Hazel Rooks Smith.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with Rev. Dr. Ben Martin officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.

Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Tenella B. Smith and in honor of Carl Anthony West to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL 33612.




A candle has been lit!

So sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

- Staff of Clark Funeral Home, Hawkinsville, Georgia

I am so very sorry to the family for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with y’all. I thought so much of Aunt Tenilla. I love & miss her.

- Amanda Holland , Brunswick , Ga

So sorry to hear of the loss of a lovely lady who was such a pleasure to know. She will be greatly missed. Condolences to family and friends.

- Henry and Beckie Kilpatrick, Lilburn, Georgia, Georgia

The Family of Broad Street Baptist Church has been praying for Ms. Tenella for awhile. We pray GOD will surround Al and his Family with the Peace and Comfort that surpasses human understanding knowing Ms Tenella is now in Heaven without any pain or suffering. To GOD be the Glory.

- Reuben Roberts, Hawkinsville, Ga

Jo Ann, It's hard losing our parents. My thoughts are with you, Carl and the rest of your family. Love, Anne Shirah

- Anne Shirah, Excel, AL

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Dear friend Jo Ann. Never met your mom but hear many great stories. May her memory be eternal!

- Genie Brazzeal, Here, GA

Prayers for everyone of you.

- Sherry Myers, Hawkinsville, Georgia

Our deepest sympathy to family and friends. Praying for God's divine comfort and peace during this difficult time.

- Ray & Nellie Harth, Hawkinsville, Georgia

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a sweet and kind lady and loved by all. Prayers to you and your family.

- Bob and Joy Broderick, Savannah, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel