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Willie Mae Ford Smith
Birth: Jun. 6, 1904
Rolling Fork
Sharkey County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1994
St. Louis County, USA

"Mother" Willie Mae Ford Smith the seventh of fourteen children was a groundbreaking evangelist and gospel singer who stired up both congreagations and church leaders. She became director of the Soloists Bureau of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses in 1936. She was one of the first to sing in the blues-influenced gospel style developed by Thomas A. Dorsey in the 1920's and 1930's. Among her songs to her credit are "If You Just Keep Still". Willie Mae Ford Smith died in 1994 in St. Louis, Missouri. (bio by: Curtis Jackson) 
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Cemetery
Normandy
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section: 28, Block: K, Lot: 38
 
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Record added: Jun 30, 2002
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Willie Mae <i>Ford</i> Smith
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