Elizabeth G. Smith age 67 of Jay, FL passed away March 28, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born November 17, 1949 in Bonifay, FL to Grady Gillis and Ruth Henderson. She grew up in Westville, Fl eventually moving to Flomaton, AL. While living in Flomaton she met the love of her life, Tommie. They built their home in Tommie’s hometown of Jay, Fl and have lived there for the past 39 years.
She worked for Vanity Fair for 17 years before becoming a homemaker taking care of her family. She loved cooking, sewing, crafting, gardening and traveling to the Smokey Mountains. But, the one thing she enjoyed the most was spoiling her grandchildren. She was a caring and giving woman. She took care of others often before taking care of herself. If you knew “Ms. Liz”, you loved her. We will all miss her tremendously but we are grateful that she is no longer in pain and is able to wrap her arms around her beloved son, Joel again.
She is preceded in death by her father Grady Gillis, son Joel Smith, grandparents John Angus and Inez Gillis, George and Catherine Stafford, Mother and Father In Law Hubert and Leila Smith, special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Tommie, her daughter and son-in-law Mickie and Andre Jasquith, mother, Ruth Henderson, sisters Carolyn (Fred) Lowery, Debra (TJ) Reutzel, brothers Dale (Mary) Gillis and David (Donna) Gillis. Daughter in law, Sandy Smith. Sister in law, Janet Smith and brother in law, Dawson Smith. Grandchildren Austin Zoulek, Alex Jasquith, Jarrett Smith, Beth Smith, Eldon Smith and Shane (Jessica) Cody, 5 great grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. Special uncle Jim (Nancy) Gillis and aunt Gracie Howes.
Visitation will be Friday, 5-6 pm for family and 6-8 pm for friends at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home with burial at Cora Baptist Church .
Pallbearers are her newphews Kevin Smith, Allen Lowery, Bobby Lowery, Tommy Ray Gillis, Caleb Gillis, Chris Gillis and Jeff Sloan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Langham, Milton Lowery, Harry Miller, Buddy Nims, Mike Rowell and Lee Langham.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses of Emerald Coast Hospice, Dr. Owera and mom’s special infusion nurses at Brewton Hospital, Jackie, Natalie and Daisy.