Smith, Mary Meyer

Worked For Tennessee Welfare Department For Many Years With Social Work

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Mary Smith
Mary Smith

Mary Meyer Smith, of Chattanooga, died at home with her family with her, on Friday, December 21, 2012. She was 79.

Mary was born in Chattanooga and was a lifelong resident.  She was a 1951 graduate of Central High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Social Work and Clinical Psychology.  Mary was very active in social work and was employed with the State of Tennessee Welfare Department for many years.  She retired from the Family and Children’s Services in 1996 and was over the Homemaker Services for seven counties in the Southeast Region.  She was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Smith; her parents, Carl Detlef and Augusta Rose Pfitzer Meyer and her brother, Clifford Meyer.

Mary is survived by her sons, David Newton Smith and Daniel Detlef Smith and his wife Lee Lane Smith; two grandchildren; Sarah Elane Smith and Carl Detlef Smith; siblings, Carl Detlef Meyer, Augusta Meyer Gehring and Louise Nelson and her husband William H. Nelson, Jr.; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-noon on Monday, Dec. 24, at the North Chapel.

Funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at First Lutheran Church, 2800 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37404, with Pastor Mark McCrory officiating.  Burial will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 2800 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37404 or American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.   

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.  

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. 

 

Mary Smith
Mary Smith

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