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Mary "Meme" (Goins) Smith

May 13, 1947 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 71)

Mary “Meme” Smith, 71 of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, December 27th, 2018 in a local hospital.


Mary was born and raised in the Chattanooga area, but spent many years in Southern California. She was a child of God and enjoyed reading and studying the Bible. Mary also enjoyed taking care of her family: cooking, cleaning, and watching the babies. Family meant everything to Mary, she was selfless with a servant’s heart and always knew how to lift your spirits.    


She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edward, Sr. and Jewell Goins; brother, Joseph Edward Goins, Jr.; and sister, Pat Goins.


Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Bruce; grandchildren, Daniel Blaylock and Tabitha Blaylock; great-grandchildren, Grayson Blaylock, Olivia McKeever, and Embry McKeever; sisters, Jewell Downey, Elizabeth Peckenpaugh, and Marshie Strickland; and many nieces and nephews.              


A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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