Martin Funeral Home

128 North Resler Drive, El Paso, TX


Mary Lou Smith

August 2, 1937November 3, 2019

Mary Lou Smith (née Mullings) went to be with the Lord on November 3 in El Paso, Texas at the age of 82. A life-long resident of El Paso, Mary Lou graduated from Austin High School in 1955, worked briefly for the FBI before embarking on a 40+ year career in Life Insurance at the Schuster Insurance Agency/ECA Companies, rising from a Secretary to VP and Partner. After “retiring,” she embarked on a new successful 12 year-career as an Interior Designer. She was a one-of-a-kind, forgiving, unstoppable force-of-nature, who loved: The Lord, her family, spending time with her friends, line-dancing and bringing beauty into people’s homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John Gordon Smith and survived by her children: Denise Marie Gillis, William Raymond “Bill” Smith and his wife Cindy Jaime-Smith. Grandchildren: Ryan Smith (wife Amy), Adrian Jaime-Smith (wife Liz), Aric Gillis, Tory Gillis (wife Jennifer), Levi Smith and Elijah Smith. Her Great-Grandchildren: Alyssa, Khaleesi and Harley Quinn Smith; Jackson and John Gillis, and Brenna Lynn Turner.

Mary Lou had a special place in her heart for the El Paso Rescue Mission so please consider donations in lieu of flowers.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Friday, November 15 at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird Dr, El Paso, TX 79912. Visitation will be held from 9am-10am, Funeral Service from 10am-11am with Pastor Mike Woods officiating. She will be interred with her husband at the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery at 1pm.


  • John Gordon Smith, Husband (deceased)
  • Denise Marie Gillis, Daughter
  • William Raymond "Bill" Smith and his wife Cindy Jaime-Smith, Son
  • Mrs. Smith is also survived by her grandchildren: Ryan Smith (wife Amy), Adrian Jaime-Smith (wife Liz), Aric Gillis, Tory Gillis (wife Jennifer), Levi Smith and Elijah Smith. Her great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Khaleesi and Harley Quinn Smith; Jackson and John Gillis, and Brenna Lynn Turner.

  • El Paso Rescue Mission


  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Celebration Of Life Service Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 15, 2019


Mary Lou Smith

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EPNG/MOI Retiree's Association

November 17, 2019

Sincere condolences are extended to the Smith family in the loss of your mother, Mary Lou, on behalf of El Paso Natural Gas Company Retiree's Association.

Joy Slusher

November 7, 2019

Mary Lou was a good friend, a sweet lady, a beautiful person inside and out, who cared so much for others. She showed her love for others by quietly doing good deeds. Sincere sympathy to all her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me help if there is anything I can do. She will never be forgotten.
Love to all,
Joy Slusher

Jane Beatty

November 6, 2019

I met Mary Lou a couple of years ago.....a mutual friend introduced us and we went on the artist studios tour together. After that I ran into her several times, mostly at El Paso Pro-Musica functions......she loved EPPM. Although we didn’t know each other well, she always made me feel special. And I always thought of her as special. My heart is heavy.....I’m so sad to know that I will never see her again. I wish I could have said good-bye. I am sure she is with the angels.....

Mark Wingert

November 5, 2019

A true ambassador for God. Aunt Mary Lou always wanted to make things better for others. Through Aunt Mary Lou you could see a piece of Jesus and his love for others. Our prayers go out for Denise and Billy.

Todd Wingert

November 4, 2019

Such a wonderful person who loved others and GOD. She was the perfect aunt who always had a smile to share. Our hearts go out to all who loved her and prayers for the family. She was a wonderful person and loving aunt. I can only imagine the joy of her embrace with our lord and the reunion of her family in heaven.

Joseph “Jody” Mullings

November 4, 2019

Denise & Billy -
Aunt Mary Lou was the definition of a loving and caring Mother. We are all fortunate to have had these positive influences in our lives. Your mom was a very special lady and loved by everyone who knew her. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
The Mullings Family
Jody, Melanie, Katherine & David