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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
(806) 872-8335
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Willie Mae Smith

April 6, 1930 - May 11, 2019

Funeral services for Willie Mae Smith, 89, of Lamesa will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Second Baptist Church with Chad Bullard and Pastor Tobey Clements officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson County Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Branon Funeral Home. Willie Mae passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Lubbock. She was born April 6, 1930 in Moulton, TX to Adolph and Minnie (Husemann) Berger. She married Millard Ray Smith December 24, 1946. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2001. Willie Mae was a talented seamstress and retired from Prophecy in Lamesa. Her hobbies included crocheting, ceramics, and gardening. She is survived by her children, Billy Ray Smith and wife, Carol of Lamesa, Donna Kay Bullard and husband, Tommy of Lamesa, and Jennifer Ann Kern and husband, Tom of Grapevine; daughter-in-law, Lea Smith of Lamesa; sister, Linda Pavliska of Hallettsville; brother, Jerry Berger of Huxley, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Janet Rodriguez, Janie Vidarid, and Elisa Vela. Willie Mae is also preceded in death by her parents; son, Danny Smith; and brothers, Clarence Berger, James Berger, and Sidney Berger. The family suggests memorials to Second Baptist Church, 1705 N Bryan Ave, Lamesa, TX, 79331. To send condolences online, please visit


Willie Mae Smith
April 6, 1930 - May 11, 2019


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