Flora Bell Smith

October 27, 1947October 10, 2020

Flora Bell Smith, age 72, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020.

A Visitation for Flora will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

A Celebration of Life will occur Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A committal service will occur Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Memory Hill Gardens, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Flora Smith was proceeded in death by her husband William Robert Smith Sr. , her daughter Frances Darlene Smith, and parents Jessie Ray and Early Donaldson.

She is survived by her children, William Robert Smith Jr. and Robbie Barger; grandchildren, Angel Smith; Melissa Dawson (Jake);Cherish Nicole Bush;Faith Smith; Kayla Barger; Misti Barger; William Robert Smith III (Tiana); great grandchildren, Alexander, Aidan, Amberlynn, Asher, Ainsley, Jaxon, Donatello, Elijah, Isaiah, Zayden, Siána. She is also survived by her sisters, Martha Hoggle(Jerry) and Betty Davis.

Flora was an a great mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all of those around her. She never met a stranger. She was always volunteering at her babies schools when her health permitted her.

Flora was an amazing cook! There would always be people in and out of the kitchen stealing samples of her cooking. She made some of the best biscuits! When Robert was working on the farm she would cook biscuits three times a day!

Flora loved singing and telling people about the word of God. She loved to hear her babies (what she called her grandchildren and great-grandchildren) singing old church hymns. She would let you know when she had enough of hearing a song and say "Don't you know something else?"

The last couple years Flora was in and out of the hospital with several medical conditions. She never let that interfere with her as she says flapping her gums. She would always find a reason to talk!

She was a kind-hearted woman who loved with her whole heart. She was always there if you needed a friend to talk to and she was a good listener (after all we have to put these big ears to use!). She is and will continue to be greatly missed.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Smith family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, October 15, 2020


Flora Bell Smith

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Marsha Burroughs

October 15, 2020

You were always so loving and sweet to me and always gave me the most loving look every time I seen you. ❤️I loved coming to your house on the weekends with mother when I was little . You always had biscuits cooked for me to eat because you knew I loved them. And would send me home with a jar of pickles. I love you so much and I’m blessed that I had you in my life. You will always be BellBell to me and I will always be your Tootie. ❤️❤️

David Hodge

October 15, 2020

Flora bell. Live right next door to me. When I was just a baby. I remember her when I was in diapers. she was like another mother in my life. She was always so loving and caring and full of kind spirit. I will never forget you momma bell.. I love you always... David w Hodge...

Diana Mann

October 14, 2020

This wonderful woman was a dear friend. I lived around the corner from her for years my kids and her grandchildren went to school together. Me and my children used to love to go to her house and set spend the day it was always a great time to be had by all. We still love and miss her dearly she will never be forgotten.

Faith Smith

October 14, 2020

Nanny was a great woman, she loved all of her babies, she enjoyed talking. She was my best friend. She will be greatly missed. She would always make you laugh if your down...

Melissa Dawson

October 14, 2020

Nanny had a special part in my heart. Growing up we had a housefull! Nanny and Paw raised 5 grandkids, I was one of the lucky few! She had me in the kitchen with her as long as I can remember. She was an AWESOME cook! When we still lived in Moundville she had to have her index finger removed so she would get mad at us and get that bird finger going and I would loose it! We loved listening to old country music together and she enjoyed hearing my attempt at singing. We would go to the thrift store and yard sales most weekends, sometimes to the flea market. She was always adding to her collections. I got her a collector doll one year for Christmas and she then had to get every birthstone doll she could. She was a woman who would throw a rope around the tree to finish harvesting the deer or boar we killed. She was never afraid to get dirty. She loved all of her babies and enjoyed when they would come see her. She taught me all about life: how to fight, how to love, how to be happy or sad, how to be compassionate, how to be selfless. She never believed in the material things. If I were even not at home I would have to call to sing her the I Love You song. She was my best friend from the beginning. I have 30 full years of memories with my ol woman!! Will always love you mostest ♥️

Martha Hoggle

October 14, 2020

I'm Flora sister Martha.I will always remember the good times we had together.You always called me baby from the day I was born.And always called me on my Birthday which ill.miss this year.And how much you thought and loved Jerry.You took us to get married and always remembered that to.Love you,see you again one sweet day.Tell momma and daddy how much I miss.them.

Angie Jackson

October 14, 2020

This was a very sweet lady. My fondest memory was her love of yard sales. We'd go every chance we got.
Also her love of different types of fish.She had all types. I remember an Oscar bit her & she hollered out. Good memories.

Misti Barger

October 14, 2020

Our Nanny was THE BEST!! She loved us with every fiber of her being. Heaven gained an Angel that day but Lord is she missed here on Earth. I was so glad her and Jaxon got to bond with each other before she passed. Nanny could do the Charleston dance with her eyes closed, always loved yard selling, and had way too many Taco Bell & Raggedy Ann dolls, and way too many DVDs and VHS tapes of Dirty Dancing. If wrestling was on tv we could either sit there with her and watch it or go on and be loud somewhere else. It’s heart shattering not having her here with us but I know she’s in Heaven now with Pawpaw, Granny and Darlene having the best time ever. Nanny you will be forever missed.
My birthday will never be the same.
Love your Birthday present ❤️


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