Smith, Bernice Cuzzort (Trenton)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bernice Cuzzort Smith, 98, of Trenton, died Tuesday July 10, 2018. She was a member of the Porter Road Church of God and a loving devoted wife, mother and revered grandmother and great-grandmother.

Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Authur Smith and one son, Larry Smith.

Surviving include her children, Joyce (George) Campbell, James (Brenda) Smith, Rondal (Faye) Smith, JoAnne Price, Loretta (John) Price, Carolyn (Houston) Whited, Darlene Smith, Roberta (Carl) Gentry, Erlene (Joe) McDowell, Gail (James) Jones and Sherry (Billy) Elrod; one sister, Mary Magdalene Dotson; one brother, Harmon L. Cuzzort; 31 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren;13 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday July 13 in the chapel, with Bro. Mike Williams and Rev. Gary Bone officiating. Interment will follow in Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 p.m. Friday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.

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