Gerrell Andrews Smith died on Wednesday April 4, 2018 following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Shannon, Georgia on November 19, 1929, to the late Fitzhugh and Maude Andrews. As a child, she and her family moved to Rome. She was the youngest of nine children. Gerrell was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Walter, JC and James. Also her sisters Lillian Hall, Edna Patterson and Grace Joyner.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 70 years, Paul E. Smith; her daughter and son-in-law Jenny and Tom Sills, and her grandchildren Paul and Chris. A brother ,Calvin (Alice) Andrews and a sister Sybil Hill also survive along with nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of Second Avenue Baptist Church having attended from the time she was a child when it was called Maple Street Baptist Church. She was employed for over 30 years at National City Bank, was a member of the American Cancer Society, and the Spade and Trowel garden club. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and daughter.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Daniel’s Funeral Home. The service will be held at Second Avenue Baptist Church on Friday, April 6, 2018, at 3 p.m. Family visitation will be held at the church beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Second Avenue Baptist Church.