Phyllis M. Smith, age 90, of Gulfport passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
Phyllis was born on April 23, 1932 in Mississippi City, MS. She attended Gulfport High School and Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans. Phyllis was a retired nurse from Harrison County Health Department.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Smith and parents, Charles Murphy and Hattie Kaehler.
Survivors include her daughters, Julie Bomar (Gary) of Nolensville, TN, Linda Taylor (David) of Ocean Springs, Sarah Diehl (Tim) of Tulsa, OK, and Lisa Gorman (Berry) of Gulfport; sons, Stuart Smith (Martha) of Danvers, MA, Carl Smith (Shaarlene) of Fredericksburg, VA, and David Smith of D’Iberville; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of Deaconess Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport. Friends may visit one-hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, 15th Street, Gulfport is honored to serve the Smith family.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 11213 Highway 49, Gulfport, MS 39503 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741