Brenda Joyce Smith Hamrick

Our sweet Mother, Brenda Joyce Smith Hamrick, went to Heaven at 9:07 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2019.  She was surrounded by her loved ones as she made this peaceful transition.  Though saddened, we rejoice in knowing her journey of pain and blindness, is replaced with an eternal life of joy and peace in the presence of her Lord, whom she served faithfully.

Mama was born September 7, 1940 in Stonewall, Mississippi.  The only daughter of Odell Smith and Hazel Irene Miller Smith.

She is survived by her son Tony Hamrick and daughter Debra Hamrick, both of Laurel, and her only grandchild Spencer McCoy of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  Also, her brother, Ennis Smith of Stonewall, Mississippi, and her “Grand-dog”, Luigi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Sherwood Hamrick, parents Odell Smith and Hazel Miller Smith Boykin, stepfather David Edward Boykin, and brothers Odell Smith Jr. and David Ronald Boykin.

Graveside services will be held at Pachuta Cemetery, Pachuta, Mississippi, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10 am.  Rev. Kenny McMinn and Rev. David Hagan will officiate.  Pallbearers will be her nephews, Chuck Hamrick, Carey Hamrick, Michael Hamrick, Deanie Hamrick, Stevie Hamrick and John Cangemi.  Honorary Pallbearers are Scott Boykin, Danny Cangemi, Billy Hamrick and David Dew.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to “AFB”, American Foundation for the Blind, or your favorite charity.

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