Merlissie Pegues Smith, daughter of the late I.O. and Ludie Ivy Pegues, was born on June 13, 1932, in Lafayette County, Mississippi. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Union Hill M.B. Church and remained a member until she moved away.
Merlissie received her childhood education in Lafayette County in the Etta Community School. She was united in matrimony to Charlie Smith, Jr., and they were the parents of nine children. One child preceded her in death. Merlissie worked as an inspector in a glass factory.
On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019,while at her resident, surrounded by her loving family, the Lord saw fit to removed Merlissie from this world of mortal to a world of immortality. She is lovingly remembered by her children: Lula Owens, Sammie Smith, and Joyce Smith, and Edward (Joann) Smith of Louisville KY; Betty Smith, Earl Jr. Smith, Norman Smith, and Jeffery Smith all of San Diego CA; her siblings: Thomas (Velma) Pegues, Mamie Jennings and Patricia Pegues of Racine WI; Bobbie Goolsby of Oxford MS and John E. Pegues of San Diego CA; she also leaves a host of grand, great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
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