Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Smith, 71, of Atlanta, passed away on May 12, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1947. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1968, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She married Clarence "Bud" Smith on June 15, 1968.

She had a passion for antiques and loved spending time with family and friends. Beautiful on the inside and out, she actively served in church and led many Bible studies before being incapacitated by Parkinson's disease. Her quiet confidence and deep Christian faith only grew stronger as her illness progressed.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bud Smith; her sons C.E. and Tyler Smith; her grandchildren, Hampton and Thomas Smith, and Caroline, Walker, and Hannah Smith; and her sister Suzanne Johnson.

Funeral arrangements will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 17, at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Donations in her memory can be made to First Presbyterian Church, or to the Parkinson's Foundation, online at or by mail at 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 17, 2019


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Phil Houston

May 16, 2019

What a sweet soul. I remember when Rosemary and her sister, Suzanne, came as new students to Briarcliff HS. We all welcomed these two beautiful girls to our family of friends. Gary Wilson and I were the lucky guys to have the first dates with Rosemary and Suzanne. Rosemary’s smile will always be etched in my memory as a reminder that God does place angels among us.

Dotti moreland Warren

May 13, 2019

I remember becoming friends with Rosemary not only in school but in church as well. She was the picture of femininity and everyone loved her cute little Ohio accent. She was a pretty girl that was always loving and kind to other classmates, which was sometimes not the case in our day. I’m so glad I had the privilege, along with Gayle D. Hoyt and Lynda Ivey McGee of spending time with her over the past few years. She always made such an effort to be personable and was so so proud of her loving family. She was a treasure in her youth and now is in the presence of the Lord. What a blessing she has been.
In loving memory of my friend,
Dotti Moreland Warren