Tommie Lee Smith
Funeral services were held Nov. 12, 2022, at the Ruby K. Johnson Chapel, Prentiss, for Tommie Lee Smith, 73, who passed away Nov. 1 at Singing River Hospital, Gulfport. Rev. Larry Smith officiated, with interment following at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Silver Creek. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith was born to the late Joyce Bass Smith, the late Ira Smith, and the late B.P. Smith. He attended Ebenezer Baptist Church, Gulfport. He worked as a pipefitter/welder at Ingalls Shipyard. He enjoyed fishing, westerns, and eating.
Tommie is survived by his daughters, Tarsha Caster, Long Beach; Tammy Smith, Gulfport; brothers, Ira Smith Jr., Gulfport; Melvin Smith, Oklahoma; Robert L. Smith, Larry Smith, Danny W. Smith, Charles Smith, James Smith, Matthew Smith, Leo Smith, all of Silver Creek; sisters, Caroline Snell, New Hebron; Lynne Slack, Peggy Smith, and Amanda Bledsoe, all of Silver Creek; Dora Jones, Gulfport; Linda McNair Phillips, Lucedale; Genevia Harvey, Mary Johnson, Clementine Woods, Celestine Keyes, Loretta Smith, and Vanessa Smith, all of Gulfport; three grandchildren, one great grandchild; longtime partner, Mamie Davis, Gulfport; ex-wife, Norma Jean Smith, Gulfport; and many other relatives and friends.