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She graduated from Nottoway Training School and attended Hampton School of Nursing. She married the late William L. Smith, Sr. and moved to his home in Charleston, SC. Their union produced two children, a son, the late William, Jr. and a daughter, Susan. After the death of her spouse in 1951, Annie returned to Blackstone to be near her family, where she was blessed with a second son, Kenneth, in 1962. She attended Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church until illness restricted her outings.
Affectionately known by her siblings as "Little Bit", Annie was frequently the caregiver for various family members. She loved children and welcomed family and friends to her home with kindness and good food.
Annie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, oldest son, and five brothers. Loving memories will be cherished by her remaining family: daughter, Susan S. Hawkes; son, Kenneth W. Smith (Ayesha); granddaughters, Janine Hawkes Britt (Duane) and Sonya Smith (Shamecka); great granddaughters, Emoni Lewis and Kameron Britt; sisters, Dollie Stith, Mary B. Rhodes (Roosevelt), and Rebecca S. Parker; brothers, Lorenzo C. Fitzgerald (Elnora), Samuel E. Fitrzgerald, Sr. (Bessie), William E. Fitzgerald (Hattie), and Bernard C. Fitzgerald, Sr. (Marie); a devoted friend of over forty years, Freeman Epes; sister-in-law, Hazel Fitzgerald; goddaughter/niece, Elaine Fennell (Regan); an array of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral Services Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Blackstone, VA with interment in the Greenview Cemetery, Blackstone.
W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, Bon Secours Hospice, 5875 Bremo Rd., Suite 710, Richmond, VA 23226.
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