Nancy Smith, age 74, of Brownwood went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. She was born on May 24, 1938, in Hanford, Calif., to Frank and Lola Yancy. She was married to Billy Earl Smith Sr. on Nov. 5, 1955. Nancy has been a native of Brownwood for over 50 years. Calvary Baptist Church was her church home and family for over 35 years.
As a disciple of Christ and a long-time childcare provider, many children and parents have seen the love of Jesus Christ through our mother. Expressing her love and sharing her talents as a gifted seamstress, she often created children's and baby doll clothes for friends and family. Mom had much joy in seeing her “granny dresses” in church. In her belief, “a house is a house, a home is what you make of it." She was a loving wife and mother who lived a Godly example every day of her life, leaving a legacy of witness now and forever in the lives she’s touched.
Survivors include three sons, Billy E. Smith Jr. and wife Cheryl, Melvin Smith and wife Patty, Jimmy Smith and wife Debbie; three daughters, Beth Smith, Nita Henderson, Rhonda Robbins and husband Daniel; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Thompson; three brothers, Curtis Yancy, Larry Yancy, Randy Yancy; three sisters, Margaret West, Charel Davis, Ann Brown; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband; two brothers, Keller Yancy and Charles Yancy; son, Karl Smith; and grandson, Billy Paul Smith.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery, with Terry Hancock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Nursery Fund of Calvary Baptist Church Brownwood in memory of Nancy Smith. Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood is in charge of the arrangements.