Berniece Taylor Smith
Published Aug. 26, 2011 @ 9:14 a.m.
Berniece Lois (Taylor) Smith, 88, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5800 Southwest Parkway. Interment will be held at 3:00 PM Monday at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls. No visitation is scheduled.
A lifelong resident of Wichita Falls, Berniece was born here on March 3, 1923 to the late George T. and Esther (Sturm) Taylor. She married Lawrence H. (Sonny) Smith on July 22, 1950 and he preceded her in death in 2006. Also preceding were her grandson, Bradley Cleveland in 1983, her brother, Stanley Taylor and her sister Louise Burnett.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters Nancy Cleveland and husband, George of Wichita Falls and Janice Plummer and husband, Jim of Post, Texas; grandchildren Marlee Plummer of Post and Brady and Ross Cleveland of Wichita Falls.
Although her most important career was taking care of her husband, her daughters and her home, she did work at the Orchid Shop and as a bookkeeper for her father and brother at Wichita Wood Specialty. While her daughters were growing up, she was always involved with their activities. She was active in PTA, City Council PTA, Blue Birds and Camp Fire.
Berniece was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, formerly the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, where she belonged to the Genesis/Workers Class. She also served many years as the financial secretary for the church. She was also a member of Daytimers Women's Group and the Sewing Club, a group of ladies that met for many years.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 5800 Southwest Parkway, Wichita Falls, 76310 or to Post Animal Refuge Center, P.O. Box 13, Post, Texas 79356.
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