Ludie Hyatt Smith, 87, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 in Frederick, Maryland.
She was a 20-year employee of Northern Telecom in Research Triangle, a job that she genuinely loved.
She was a fabulous true southern cook, and nothing made her happier than to see everyone enjoy the food she prepared. Known locally as a talented seamstress, she created beautiful wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
Another passion of hers was the many hours she spent in her flower gardens.
She was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Mount Olive and relished her days working with the Ladies Auxiliary, especially at Christmas time for the Red Hook mission and the preparation of the “Treasures from Heaven” cookbook.
She had been a resident of the Indian Springs community near Mount Olive and took immense pride in being a part of the community; her entire life was built around her devotion to her family, friends and church.
Daughter of the late William K. and Minnie Hyatt, she was the widow of James Henderson Smith. A daughter, Barbara Jean Smith Spicer and husband, Clyde along with grandsons, Christopher Allen Spicer and James Patrick Davidson also preceded her in death as did several brothers, McKiver Hyatt, Sherman Hyatt, Jesse Hyatt, and Ervin Hyatt; and sisters, Celia Wimbley, Eula Yohe, and Della Kyle.
She is survived by the following children, Sandra Joan Smith Davidson of Frederick, Maryland, James Gary Smith of Azle, Texas, William Anthony Smith of Frederick, Maryland, Eric Franklin Smith of Frederick, Maryland, Tony Lynn Smith of Richmond, Virginia, and Sylvia Diane Smith Gavin of Severna Park, Maryland; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and sisters, Roxie Smith of Garner, Laura Evans of Goldsboro, and Louella Brock of Elkin, South Carolina.
A service to celebrate the homegoing of this fine Christian lady was held Friday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Jeff Dail, followed by a time of visitation. She was laid to rest at Wayne Memorial Park on Saturday, July 31, following a 10 a.m. committal service.