Maggie Lynn Smith (Oates) was born in Casscoe, Arkansas, on October 6, 1936. She entered Heaven’s Gate on September 22, 2016.
Maggie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and daughter. She loved spending time with family and was the glue that held the family together. Maggie was a Dallas Mavericks fan and enjoyed watching the games on television.
Maggie worked many years at Riceland Foods, from where she eventually retired.
Maggie was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Bobbie Gene Smith. She was also predeceased by one infant daughter and one infant son, three infant grandchildren, her father, Leroy Oates, sister, Barbara Kay Jones, and two brothers, August Lee Oates (Orange D.) and Titus Oates. Maggie is survived by her mother, Elfreda Oates, one son, Ronald Smith (Tammy), and three daughters, Kimberly Washington (John), Deadrah Smith, and Wanda Christian, one granddaughter/daughter, Rhonda Brookins (Clayton). Maggie is also survived by nine grandchildren, Andre Smith (Michelle),Kennedi Christian, Christopher Jones (Kimiko), Justin Washington (Brittany), Adrian Blaylock, Eni Smith-Blaylock, Jeremy Bronson, Mason Smith and Katie Deal. Maggie is survived by thirteen great grandchildren, Ryder, Kelton, Jordan, Jonathan, Jase, Neveah, Justin, Jr., Christopher, Jr., Drew, Kahlon, Braylon, Dahlon, and Isabella. Maggie is also survived by seven brothers, Danny Oates (Bonnie), Tom Oates (Lena), Jack Oates (Linda), Cletus Oates, Kirks Oates (Frankie), Gail Oates (Charlene), Presley Oates, and three sisters, Virjena Henry (Sylvester), Linda Coleman (late Roger Coleman), and Lavern Smith. Maggie had a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends for a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 11 A.M. at the Anointed House of Prayer, 210 N. Grand Ave, Stuttgart, AR 72160. Attire is casual dress.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service of Jacksonville, Arkansas. (501) 982-3400.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4