Martha Mae Stewart Smith, age 82, of Cornelia, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Born on June 19, 1937, in Clarkesville, she was a daughter of the late Lee Roy and Myrtis Mae Thurmond Stewart. Mrs. Smith worked at Piedmont Automotive and Tugalo Home Health. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening and deeply cherished her grandchildren. Mrs. Smith was a member of Habersham Baptist Church and was also very dedicated in her son-in-law’s ministry at several local churches, currently at Return Baptist Church. At each church, she was active and supportive and made many new friends along the way.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Minyard.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Lee Smith of Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Anthony Shore of Cornelia; grandchildren, Shelby Shore Norris and husband, Ryan of Gainesville and Cody Shore of Cornelia and girlfriend, Mattie Elrod of Demorest; great-grandson, Tucker Ryan Norris; brother and sister-in-law, Roy Lee and Karen Stewart of Macon; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Lamar Whiting of Demorest; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.
In consideration of public health and safety, a private family graveside service will be held at Habersham Cemetery with Pastor Anthony Shore and Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706-778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.