Brunetta Queen Smith Walter

Published 11:12 am Friday, October 23, 2015

Mrs. Brunetta Queen Smith Walter, 74, died Sunday morning, October 11, 2015, at the Lawrence County Hosptial in Monticello. Services for Mrs. Walter were held on Saturday, October 17 at the Rocky Branch MB Church with Pastor Garlee Pittman and Rev. O.D. Evans officiating. Interment was in the Rocky Branch Cemetery, with Laird Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Walter was the daughter of the late Tommie Lee Smith and the late Maggie Conley Smith of Monticello. At an early age she joined the Rocky Branch Church and remained a faithful and active member until her health failed. Mrs.

Walter was reared and educated in the Lawrence County area, attending McCollough High School prior to working for more than 18 years at Magnetex in Mendenhall.

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As a young woman Mrs. Walter married the late Robert E. Smith, Sr. and to this union six children were born. Later in life, she entered into matrimony with the late Henry Walter, Jr.

Mrs. Walter’s survivors include two sons, Robert (Tracye) Smith of Atlanta, GA, and James Smith of Monticello; four daughters, Lezora (Willie) Williams of New Hebron, Pricellia (Charles) Nichols of Pinola, Deteral Smith of New Orleans, and Tina (Eamest) Tillman of Detroit, MI; a special daughter, Marjorie Hillard of Monticello; one brother Grover (Olivia) Smith of Hattiesburg; seven step children; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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