Mary Alice Smith

September 26, 1926 - November 28, 2021

Mary Alice Smith, 95, of Kountze, died Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born on September 26, 1926, in Beaumont, to Effie Reaux and Nelson Sellers.

Mary Alice graduated from South Park High School, class of 1943. She attended Lamar Junior College with a secretarial degree. She worked for Jefferson Amusement Company. While working there, she met Kenneth H. Smith, and they married on October 31, 1946.

Mary Alice had four children. She was a loving, kind mother. Mary Alice took very good care of her children and her husband. In 1963 she returned to the workforce, employed by South Park Independent School District as a library clerk and retired after twenty-five years.

Mary Alice and her husband moved to Beaumont Colony in 1988. She was a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Society, and an active member of a garden club.

She traveled to Germany and made many trips to visit her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary Alice was proud of all her children’s accomplishments. As adults we recognize her sacrifice and non-ending support of her children and grandchildren. Without her influence we would not be the people we are today.

Survivors include her son, Wendell Smith; daughter, Kathleen Dalahite; son, Kenneth O. Smith and his wife, Rosalie; daughter, Gwen Smith; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Dale Sellers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth H. Smith; brothers, Joseph Sellers and Micky Sellers; and sister, Martha Faye Callaway.

A special thank you to Texas Homehealth Hospice, especially Ellen May and Alicia Gaines, for the care of their mother.

Memorial contributions for Mrs. Smith may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

A gathering of Mrs. Smith’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 3, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 3, 2021
  • 1:00 pm

Comments (2)

    Diane Sellers Blanks says:

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Mary Alice’s passing. She was a lovely lady.


    Charlotte Z Zoch says:

    Gwen, so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet mom…Remember her from years ago, she was always so pleasant, had a smile on her face.
    Hang on to the good times, those will see you through.

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