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 Florence S <I>Smith</I> George

Florence S Smith George

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Death 21 Feb 2008 (aged 87)
Burial Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 44903464 · View Source
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Florence, S. George was born on February 29, 1920
in Havana, Alabama, She was an only child raised by the late Mary and Joe Smith. She received her education in the Havana County Schools. In 1942, Florence married the late Houston George of Lincoln, Alabama. The family relocated to Detroit, Michigan where she worked several years caring for others before retiring from Hutzel Hospital.

Florence, better known as "Big Mama." was a dedicated
member of Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church. She faithfully served as a nurse for over 35 years and was always there in a time of need. Big Mama's faith in God increased through the years. She loved God and continually praised him for His many blessings,

Big Mama was a mother to all who knew her. As a servant
of God she was always willing to help. She gladly welcomed others into her home and provided food and shelter to those in need. She enjoyed gardening, loved animals and loved spending time with her family and friends having fun. She will be greatly missed by all.

Florence made her transition on the morning of Thursday,
February 21,2008. Her parents, her loving husband and five children: Elmer Joe and Earnest Wilson, Mary Smith, Martha Dukes, and Gwendolyn Lake preceded her in death.

She leaves to rejoice in many fond and loving memories:special granddaughters Chris and Taliscia; a special cousin Louise George; best friends Dorothy and Mrs. Francis; her dog "Sugar"; 41 grand-children. 117 great-grandchildren, 83 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and, friends.

Note: It is ironic that she was born in a leap year, on the 29th of Feb., and died in a leap year, and was buried on her birthday, Feb. 29th.


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  • Created by: wogmin
  • Added: 28 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44903464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence S Smith George (29 Feb 1920–21 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44903464, citing Lincoln Memorial Park, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by wogmin (contributor 47127019) .