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“In Loving Memory”

Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 AM

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 2407 Louisa Street New Orleans, LA 70117

Rev. Cyril Grayson, Sr., Pastor Officiant: Reverend Gary Mack Franklin Avenue Baptist Church


“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”. II Timothy 4:6-8

, the ninth child born to the union of the late Henry and Selottie Greenfield Barnes, was born in Hinds County, MS. She departed this earthly life on May 21, 2014, to begin her eternal life with God. Annie Bell was educated in Hinds County public school system. She accepted Christ at an early age at Society Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, in Pocahontas, MS. Annie Bell moved to New Orleans and shortly, thereafter, met her beloved husband, the late Milton Smith, Sr. They entered into Holy Matrimony in 1950, and from that union seven children were born, Milton, Jr., Eddie Lee, Alvin Lee, Jerome, Wanda Jean, Catherine and Mamie Ann. They were married for 53 years. Annie Bell placed her membership at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church under leadership of the late Rev. Meyers and remained a faithful member for years. She later placed her membership at New Hope Baptist Church under leadership of the late Rev. John C. Raphael, Jr. Annie Bell acquired very excellent cooking skills while at home with her mother. She used those skills as a cook at Felix’s Restaurant. She later used her cooking skills as a Food Service Technician with the New Orleans School Board System for 30+ years. Annie Bell leaves to mourn and cherish her memories forever: four sons, Milton Smith, Jr., Eddie Lee Smith (Vanessa), Alvin Lee Smith (Carolyn) Reno, NV., Jerome Smith; three daughters, Wanda Jean Smith Yang, Catherine Smith Bell (Derrick) Atlanta, GA., Mamie Ann Smith Dequair (Robert); one brother, Holiness Barnes, Sr. (Anna); one sister, Florine Barnes Hart; 19 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one brother-n-law, four sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grand and great nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Annie Bell was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Smith, Sr.; her parents, Henry Barnes and Selottie Greenfield Barnes; brothers, Floyd, Willie Henry, Calvin and Lepoleian; sisters, Mattie, Laura, Ella Mae, Jannie and Beatrice.


Saturday, May 31, 2014 * 11:00 AM

Reverend Gary Mack, Officiant Processional Worship Selection Scripture Readings: Old Testament : Pastor Holiness Barnes Norman Chapel Baptist Church

New Testament: Barbara Williams Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Prayer ……………………………………………………………………………… Deacon Donny Williams Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Selection ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Expressions ……………………………………………………………………………… Skye & River Smith Franklin Avenue Baptist Church We Remember Mama ………………………………………………………………………… Vanessa Smith Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Selection …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Expressions ………………………………………………………………………….…….. Family Member Selection ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Family History …………………………………………………………………. Uncle Holiness Barnes, Sr. Ridley Hill Missionary Baptist Church Obituary …………………………………… Read Silently ……………………………………... Soft Music Solo …………………………………………………………………………………………………. E. J. Smith Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Message of Comfort …………………………………………………………………….. Pastor Gary Mack Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

Last Glimpse ‘til Glory .....………..…………………………… D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home In Charge

Benediction / Recessional


A Mother’s Love A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . . It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . . . It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns, And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . . . It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation, And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation . . . A many splendored miracle man cannot understand And another wondrous evidence of God’s tender guiding hand.


When Tomorrow Starts Without Me Elizabeth Doris Fries

When tomorrow starts without me And I’m not here to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me I wish you wouldn’t cry The Way you did today While thinking of the many things We did not get to say I know how much you love me As much as I love you Each time that you think of me I know you will miss me too When tomorrow starts with out me Please try to understand That an angel came and called my name And took me by the hand

The angel said my place was ready In heaven far above And That I would have to leave behind All those I Dearly Love But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates I felt so much at home When GOD looked down and smiled at me From his golden throne He said This Is Eternity And All I promised you Today for life on earth is done But Here it starts a new I promise no tomorrow For today will always last And Since each day’s the exact same way There is no longing for the past So When Tomorrow starts without me Do not think we’re apart For every time you think of me Remember I’m right here in your heart


Active Pallbearers Eddie Smith, Jr. Anthony Caldwell Derrick Bell Joseph Holmes

River Smith Cordell Dubuclet Andre Caldwell Randy Thomas

Acknowledgements We, the family of Annie Bell Barnes Smith would like to extend our sincere gratitude to family and friends from far and near, for all of the expressions of kindness and love shown to us during our time of bereavement. We are so appreciative of your prayers. If you bowed to ask God’s blessings, we thank you. If you sent flowers, cards, food or extended other courtesies, we receive them with sincere thanks. May God continue to Bless You! The Family

Care of Our Love One Entrusted To D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home 3933 Washington Ave. New Orleans, LA 70125

Repasts Internment Mt. Canaan Community Cemetery Roseland, LA.

Mt. Moriah Fellowship Hall (Immediately Following Service) *

Amite, LA (Immediately Following Burial)

Design & Printing by Our Celebrations of Life (504) 453-2186 or (504) 338-8753

Annie Bell Barnes Smith  
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