Hazel “Roberta” Smith, 79, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Asberry Hospice House in Hattiesburg. She was born in Laurel to Robert R. and Hazel Reeves. Roberta retired from JC Penneys and then became “Nanny” 20 plus years ago to so many “Babies” as she called them. She loved each and every one of her “Babies” so very much and they gave her so much love and meaning in return. Roberta also enjoyed watching Nascar and going to the Talladega Races to watch her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Delton L Smith, Sr.; parents, Robert R. and Hazel Reeves; and great grandson, Noah Donald.
She is survived by her children, Connie Smith, Delton L. Smith, Jr. (Maya), Christi Donald (fiancé Darrell Whaley) and Catrina Smith Landrum (Kevin); grandsons, Christopher Donald, Colbey Smith (Kaitlyn), Corey Donald, Dakota Smith (Victoria), and John Colten Landrum; great grandchildren, Toby Donald, Brady Donald, Kynlee Smith, and Adilee Smith; one brother Randy Reeves (Betty); nephews, Maury Reeves (Dawn) and Robert Reeves (Lana); and a long list of living relatives.
She also leaves behind two very special and lifelong friends of over 50 years, Billie Long and Lexie Miller.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Donald, Colbey Smith, Corey Donald, Dakota Smith, John Colten Landrum, and Lance James.
Arrangements are visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and service on Friday June 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. both at Memory Chapel with interment at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Robby Webb will officiate.
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