Baldwin-Fairchild Winter Garden Funeral Home

428 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL


Mary Helen Smith

October 6, 1938July 24, 2019

Mary Helen Smith, 80, of Winter Garden, Florida passed away peacefully at home on July 24, 2019. She was born October 6, 1938 in Enterprise, Alabama, the daughter of William Edgar Johnson and Rosa Bell Johnson.

She was married to the love of her life, Ben Smith, on July 1, 1967. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and always there to take care of her family.

She lived her life with grace, humility, and an abiding faith in God. She often had a smile on her face and always tried to make the people around her smile too. She will be remembered for the way she loved everyone she came in contact with – family, friends, and perfect strangers. But no one was a stranger for long as she instantly made friends with everyone she met. Her love for others, her joy for life, and her warm smile will continue in our hearts and memories.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Wilburn Johnson. She is survived by her loving husband, Ben Smith, her children, Todd Smith and his wife Amy, Kelli De Witt and her husband David, her grandson, Masson Mack and his father Greg Mack.

The family will receive friends and family at an informal Celebration Gathering on August 24, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Baldwin-Fairchild Winter Garden Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida 34787.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Helen’s honor can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate.


24 August

Celebration Gathering

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Baldwin-Fairchild Winter Garden

428 E. Plant St.
Winter Garden, Florida 34787


Mary Helen Smith

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Eugene and Nancy Barrett

August 18, 2019

Helen we are going to miss you. With me being in the Military we did not get the chance to hang around each other much but I cherish the times we did.

You will always be in our hearts.

Debbie Barrett Brown

August 17, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Ben & Family. Embrace the Memories that you both have made all thru your lives being together. She was a sweet lady. I believe last time I saw her smiling face was at the Barrett's Reunion. Wish I could be there but had an obligation I could not reschedule. God will lay his hands upon you as tommorrow arrives.
Your 1st cousin, Debbie Barrett Brown

Kelli De Witt

August 16, 2019

To My Dear Sweet Mama,
Thank you for being the perfect mother, the kindest person I ever met. I am forever grateful for the mentor that you have been in my life. Thank you for teaching me how to be a good wife, mother, sister and friend. I miss you so much and I will miss your beautiful smile and soft touch the most. Thank you for always praying for me and I know that you will continue to guide me and always be by my side. I love you more !

Jean Barrett

August 16, 2019

So many wonderful memories of Helen. One that I would like to share was working with her at the Farmers Marke in Zellwood.. This was one of the best jobs I ever had. Helen was so kind and good to every customer we had. She was the manager and was so nice to everyone of us that worked there. We all loved her. She was always smiling and always so friendly! I loved Helen dearly.

Ruth Wise

August 16, 2019

A sweeter person I have never known. She was a loyal friend. I didn’t get to see her as often as I’d like but I knew she’d be there for me if I ever needed her. We had so many good times together that I will always treasure in my mind. When I heard she had gone to be with the Lord I flew right home from Tn only to find that the service was to be later in the month. I will be celebrating her life right along with everyone else even though I won’t be able to be there. I must return to Tn for my sons knee replacement surgery . She leaves all of you with the greatest gift she could ever give, being a child of God you know you will see her again. My love to you all.

Noreen Marton

July 31, 2019

I met Helen high on a mountain in Bryson City, NC. We had hoped to be neighbors on Fontana Ridge. Would see each other when they would come visit their property. Always the smile and great laugh with a quick wit. Even though it was a brief moment of time, I’m so glad I got a chance to know you and Ben. Give my Stan a hug when you see him. We were blessed Ben to have such long wonderful loves in our lives. God bless you and your family. I’m here on this mountain if you ever pass this way.