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Eloise Goins Smith
Birth: 1921
Jasper County
Mississippi, USA
Death: 2013
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

**My Great Aunt***In her honor, we all wore the color pink at her "Homecoming Celebration.***


When we think of Eloise Smith we think of a beautiful Christian woman, dedicated to family, friends, and most importantly the work of the Lord. She didn't need an invitation to help others in any way that she could. Eloise was truly a worker in the vineyard.

Eloise Goines(sp) was born, in Vossburg, Mississippi to the parents of, Sang Goines(sp) and Claudia Washington. She was the third of five children. As a young woman Eloise met and married Samuel Smith Sr in beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana where she had been reared as a young child.

In 1943, Eloise and her husband, Samuel, decided to make the Bay Area their home. To this union of 47 years three children were born.

In 1951, she and her late husband united with Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church as candidates for Baptism where they were baptized by their late Pastor Reverend J. L. Richard. Because of her many virtues and consistent Christian life she was able to share her many God given talents in both the Christian and secular communities. Eloise served as President of the Deaconess Board and September Calendar Club, was a Teacher of arts and crafts at Vacation Bible School, participated in the mission department, and various other auxiliaries throughout her many years of service at the church that she loved so dearly. Just as her husband, she loved her Pastor and his church. She was mindful of the words of Jesus when he said, "Go into the vineyard and work and whatever is right, I will give you." Eloise worked diligently going "door to door" sharing the goodness of Christ. Through her missionary work, many came to know him and joined as members of Evergreen.

Eloise also had the gift of loving children. She would frequently take children under her motherly wings. She would share words of wisdom, make sure that you knew and executed good behavior at church and in public outside of the church, and then she would make sure that you were well fed (because she loved to cook, and young and old loved eating her "good cookin."

Eloise was an accomplished florist and milliner (she designed and sewed hats for Evergreen's Deaconess members for years). Her baking and catering expertise were beyond one's imagination. During the time that she worked at Emil Villa's restaurant baking pies, people would com from all around the Bay Area just toe at them or to pick up their order of multiple pies for special occasions. And of course, during Evergreen's Homecoming Day Celebrations, Eloise Smith's line was one of the longest. Church members would wait in her line hoping to get a piece of delicious and loved German Chocolate and Coconut cakes!

Our sweet Eloise Smith was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Samuel Smith Sr., her parents and three siblings.

Going home to be with the Lord four days short of her ninety-second birthday, Eloise Smith leaves to cherish her many wonderful memories: 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 sister, 2 nephews, 1 niece, 5 godchildren, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

*edited the names of my living relatives*


My Mommy,

So many things you could no longer remember, but the one great thing you never forgot, your wonderful relationship with The Lord.

You no longer knew one day from the other- for every day of the week was Sunday. But after our daily drive, before attempting to get out of the car, you say thank you Lord, for taking us and bring us back safe and sound. Talking to and about The Lord was as easy breathing, you kept your Bible close and read it every day.

So many things you could no longer remember, but the one great thing you never forgot, your wonderful relationship with The Lord.

May we all live the rest of our lives following your lead; deepening our own relationship with our Lord and Savior. And one day we will all be together again dwelling in that beautiful place that God has prepared for us, forever.

By your daughter


"God was walking in his Garden"

God was walking in his Garden,
One he made with his own hands.
The sun was shining on each blossom,
young and old throughout all land.
In our church He walked still reaching,
For a lovely full grown flower.
Pausing there, He found one,
ready to be taken at that hour.
Family links: 
  Singleton Goins (1896 - 1921)
  Claudie Washington Jordan (1901 - 1965)
  Aszeline Goins Jackson (1918 - 1984)*
  Jimmie Lou Goins Green (1920 - 2006)*
  Eloise Goins Smith (1921 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Rolling Hills Memorial Park
Contra Costa County
California, USA
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Record added: Sep 16, 2013
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Eloise <i>Goins</i> Smith
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