Fannie H. Smith’s earthly journey ended June 10, 2013, at her home in Tacoma, Washington.
Fannie’s employment began with the Tacoma Public School system in 1954 as a teacher at Lister Elementary School, where she taught for seventeen years. In 1971, she worked as a Program Advisor in the Head Start/Follow-Through Program and Coordinator of the Continuity/Head Start program until she retired in 1981. Prior to accepting positions in Washington, Fannie taught for several years in elementary schools in Summerville, GA, her home place.
Fannie became a Christian at a very early age and joined Allen A.M.E. Church in 1954, where she served in many roles and departments which include – a Steward, Church School Teacher, Women’s Missionary Society (a Life Member), Lay Organization and representative to Church Women United, and leader of the Golden Heirs Bible study.
Fannie was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a member of The Matrons Club for 54 years.
Fannie was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Will and Lizzie Finley Hudgins; six brothers, Kelly, Mitchel, Mose Hill, Maymon, Waymon, and Will Henry; and husband, Arthur Smith.
Sharing in her memory as a loving and caring Mother/ Nana are daughter, Janice (Dermont) Smith; three grandsons, William, Marcus, and Joel of Federal Way, WA; a sister–in –law, Jerreldine Hudgins; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visitation will be Monday, June 17, from 4 pm – 7 pm, at New Tacoma Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Allen AME Church at 11 am. Guestbook www.newtacoma.com.