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Chapel Hill Funeral Home

542 West 52nd Street, Anniston, AL

OBITUARY

Mary Burdette Smith

December 22, 1943July 21, 2020
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Funeral service for Mary Burdette-Smith, of Anniston, will be Saturday, July 25, 2020, 2pm at Chapel Hill Funeral with Rev. Calvin Brooks and Rev. Chris Connell officiating. Burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday evening July 24, 2020 from 6-8 pm at Chapel Hill.

Mary Burdette Smith passed away on July 21, 2020 at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. Mary was born on December 22, 1943 in Anniston.

Mary was preceded in death, by her parents, Willard Hazle and Viola McMichel, sister Juanita Luker; brothers, Juanearl Hazle, JR Hazle and her brother-in-law, Billy T. Luker and granddaughter, Kaeleigh Burdette..

She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Gene Smith; sons, Michael Burdette (Holley) and William Smith; grandson, Rhett Burdette (Katie); great-granddaughter, Violet Belle Burdette; great-grandson, Liam O’Bryen; nieces and nephews, Daryl Luker, Keith Luker, Vicky Luker, Bron Luker, Tyler Luker (Kayla), Miranda Sanderson, Zac Luker, Danlyn Digby, Dylana Adams, Aimee Carr (Rick), Mary Hazle Self, Larry Hazle (Tina), Pete Hazle, and Eddie Hazle.

Pallbearers will be Daryl Luker, Bron Luker, Rhett Burdette, Jeff Digby, Taylor Adams and Zac Luker. Honorary Pallbearer is Keith Luker.

Mary was a RN for 30-40 years at Anniston Memorial Hospital, RMC, Stringfellow, Gadsden Regional and a travel nurse. She loved gardening, cooking, and her precious family.

She was a Baptist and loved teaching Sunday school for her “Faithful Sunshine Ladies” at Fairview Heights Northside Baptist Church.

  • FAMILY

  • Eugene "Gene" Smith, Husband
  • Michael Burdette (Holley), Son
  • William Smith, Son
  • Rhett Burdette (Katie), Grandson
  • Violet Belle Burdette, Great-Granddaughter
  • Liam O'Bryen, Great-Grandson
  • Daryl Luker, Nephew
  • Keith Luker, Nephew
  • Vickiy Luker, Niece
  • Bron Luker, Nephew
  • Miranda Sanderson, Niece
  • Zac Luker, Nephew
  • Danlyn Digby, Niece
  • Dylana Adams, Niece

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Daryl Luker, Active Pallbearer
  • Bron Luker, Active Pallbearer
  • Rhett Burdette, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeff Digby, Active Pallbearer
  • Taylor Adams, Active Pallbearer
  • Zac Luker, Active Pallbearer
  • Keith Luker, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Burial

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

Memories

Mary Burdette Smith

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Beth Evans

July 24, 2020

I couldn't have had a nicer friend! You are missed all the way from Massachusetts and Maine! We shared so many laughs and I will always treasure the memories. Love you girlfriend!

Kelley Bittles Mayne

July 24, 2020

Gene, words can not express how I felt when I heard about Mary's passing. You and Mary have always been there any time my family needed either of you. Mary never meet a stranger always had a BIG hug for everyone . May all the memories continue to fill your heart till you get to be together in Wonderful Heaven where i am positive Mary will be waiting with open arms

Gene Smith

July 23, 2020

My heart is broken as I say see you later to the best wife any man could ever be blessed with. Mary, my baby girl, was my Angel in this world, and now an Angel walking in the prescense of the Lord Jesus that she loves so much. No words can express how honored and proud I am to have been blessed with 21 years of marriage to this precious woman. She has been my anchor. Everything that I am today, the person that I am is because Mary was willing to be sued of God to get me here. I'll miss her calling me "Husband", and just holding her tender hand. She showed me how to truly Love, and my heart goes with her. I may not be able to hold her hand, but I will always hold her in my heart and memories. Miss Mary, my baby girl, thanks for your love, You will always be my Angel. I LOVE YOU FORERVER!, Husband

Frances Chen

July 22, 2020

Mary was a very important person in my childhood. I was the little kid that lived across the street who would come over unannounced. I always thought her house looked like more fun than my own, and she always made me feel welcome. Her and Mary Jack taught my sister, Vivian, and I how to ride our bikes in her backyard. She always showed the utmost kindness and patience towards my grandmother, who didn’t speak English but wanted to be her friend. I was still a kid when my grandmother died, and Mary was there for me then too. I will miss Mary and never forget her.
Thank you, Mary, for the childhood memories and may you Rest In Peace.

Charles Ford

July 22, 2020

Ms Mary was a True Friend and will be missed by us and our entire family. We always enjoyed our times together!

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