Shirley L. Smith

May 23, 1932November 3, 2012

Shirley L. Smith, age 80 of Gardendale passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012. She was born in Vina, Franklin County, AL; and graduated in 1950 from Vina High School. She then moved to Birmingham and attended and graduated from Birmingham Business College. Her employment included Blach’s Deptm. Store in payroll, Southern Food Services at ACIPCO, and Gardendale First Baptist Church cafeteria. She was a long-time member of Berney Points Baptist and Gardendale First Baptist Church. She loved her family, her church, and her Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband of over twenty seven years, Raymond Smith; two sisters, Earline Humphries and Ruth Clements; her parents , Nancy and G.C. Lindsey. She is survived by her two daughters Deborah Beason (Eddie) and Janet Snyder (Fred); a son, Russell Smith; a brother, Hershell Lindsey (Mary); a sister, Delphia Clark; her loving grandchildren, Amy Snyder, Caleb Beason, Rebekah Beason; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Gardendale First Baptist Church (south campus) with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow with graveside services in Oakwood Memorial Gardens. Rev. Sam McKay will officiate the service.


  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2012

Shirley L. Smith

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Nelda Preston

November 8, 2012

please know now is the time when God will take care of you and be your helper
I will be praying for you these days and weeks ahead

Maxine Thigpen

November 6, 2012

I met Shirley only a few times and she was always smiling and friendly. May the peace that only God can give surround her family.

November 6, 2012

I am sorry I was not able to attend. I worked in the kitchen at church with Shirley. She was never lost for words. She always made people feel welcomed .

November 5, 2012

We loved Shirley very much, I worked with her for over 10 years
at GFBC in the kitchen , We had many good times together.
She was a very loving person and we could share many personal
things together

John Hendrix