Venita Mae Smith, 94, passed away on January 7, 2021. She was born on May 2, 1926 in Wister, OK to John Gordon and Sarah Emadine Mcgee (McClain). Venita was a sweet quiet loving godly woman that enjoyed quilting, going to church, word search puzzles, and most of all spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother whose memory will be cherished forever by her friends and family.
Venita is survived by her daughters, Jeri Bennett, Janet Hedden, Debbie Finley, and Patty Middleton; thirteen grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Curtis Smith; sons, Terry Lee Smith and John Edmond Leydecker; daughter, Jeannie Pipides; grandson, Jason Lane; 3 sisters, Edna Wyatt, Retha Mills, and Lois McGee; and 4 brothers, Richard, Leon, Eugene, and John D. McGee.
Pallbearers are Lee Harmon, Randall King, Tahkodah Harmon, Joshua Harmon, Jarrod Grider, and Theresa Briggs. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry King and Larry Finley.
A visitation will be held at Willis Funeral Service on Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 6-8 PM. The funeral will be held at 1 PM Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the Finley Creek Baptist Church followed by a burial at the Finley Creek Cemetery with Brother Stephen Stevenson officiating.
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