Myra Lenoria Booker Smith, age 106 of Middlesboro, KY passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 peacefully at Middlesboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Middlesboro, KY. She was born January 11, 1915 at Edgewood, Kentucky to Waymon Booker and Sally (Julia) Neal Booker. Myra She was the youngest of 10 siblings. In 1928 she married the late John Robert Smith at the age of 14 and mothered 7 children (3 girls and 4 boys).
She was preceded in death, by her Father Waylon Booker, mother Sally (Julia) Neal Booker, grandmother Lucenda Neal, sisters Evie Neal, Molly Neal, Frankie (Kyle) Martin Elizabeth Patton Staples, Ada (Kyle) Alexander, Christine (Kyle) Jackson and Stelia Booker Thacker, brothers Dan Neal and James “Jim” Kyle, daughters Ruth Smith Dunson, Myra Smith Perdue and Julia Ann Smith Bryant, sons W.J. Smith, John Wesley Smith, John Robert Smith Jr., grandsons John R. Smith and Walter Bryant, Danny M. Smith and Gerald Smith, granddaughter Mattie Lenoria Smith and great-grandson McKinley Danson Jr., daughters-in-law’s Vera (Kunze) Smith and Martha Smith Thompson.
Myra leaves to mourn her passing,
Son William R. Smith (Mabel) of Middlesboro, KY
Nieces Gwen and Pamela Jackson of Chicago, IL
Nephews Sean and Reginald Jackson of Chicago, IL
Son-in-law Cornelius Bryant Sr. of San Antonio, TX
Grandsons Thomas Dunson (Myra) of Harlan, KY., McKinely Dunson (Mary) of Richmond, KY., John Dunson of Morristown, TN., David Dunson (Mary) of Harlan, KY., Walter Dunson of Harlan, KY., Ronald Smith (Therisa) of Atlanta, GA., Walter Smith of Aurora, CO., Bernard Smith of Germany, Wesley Smith (Sharon) of Panama City, FL., Gary Smith (Margaret) of Middlesboro, KY., James Spriggs Jr. of Lexington, KY., Ricky Gibson of Lexington, KY., Avery Smith of Knoxville, TN., Cornelius Bryant Jr. (Betty) of Dallas, TX., Robert Bryant of San Antonio, TX., and Raymond Bryant of San Antonio, TX., Victor Harshaw of Knoxville, TN., Jacob Smith of Germany and Anthony Smith of Germany.
Granddaughters Betty Dunson of Harlan, KY., Tami K. Dunson of Harlan, KY., Sylvia Montgomery of Shreveport, LA., Shelia Crawford of Knoxville, TN., and Patricia Smith of Middlesboro, KY., Lisa Earnest (Herschel) of Clarksville, N.C., and Nita Smith of Houston, TX.
As well as a host of Great-Grand, Great-Great Grand and Great-Great-Great Grandchildren.
The family of Myra Smith will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Green Hills Funeral Home.
Homegoing Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Apostle Dennis Scott Kyle officiating.
Graveside Services to immediately follow at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Middlesboro, KY.
Due to current Covid health concerns, we respectfully request for the health and safety of others that all attendees wear mask and social distancing be observed.
Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Smith Family.
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