Mary Lue Gantt Smith
October 15, 1938 – May 27, 2020
Obituary for Mary Lue Gantt Smith
Mrs. Mary Lue Gantt Land Smith, age 81 of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She was born October 15, 1938 in Villa Rica, Georgia the daughter of the late Mr. James Clarence Gantt and the late Mrs. Ola Long Gantt. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Villa Rica High School in 1957. She worked for the C&S Bank in Atlanta for twenty-eight years. After retiring she enjoyed traveling, volunteering at Tanner Hospital, being part of a bowling league, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. She loved her family, the Lord, and singing hymns. At her home at the Benton House she continued to laugh and sing and dance. She was a blessing to so many. One thing remained constant, you could count on being greeted with a hug and kiss and always bid goodbye with a hug and a kiss. As long as she could, she would walk her family members to their cars and wave goodbye with warnings to be careful and drive wide open.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Edgar Land , married Aug. 1957 – May 1982; Harold Wilbur Smith, married 1988 – 2002; brother, David Gantt; sisters, Betty Jean Gantt Lee, Sybil Gantt Chapman.
Mrs. Smith is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Donna Land and Gary Bowlick; son and daughter-in-law, John Land and Kathleen Denson; three grandchildren, Joshua and Jeanna Wilder Bowlick, Hillary Bowlick and Brian Cranford, Johnathan Land; five great-grandchildren, Emery Bowlick, William Bowlick, Mason Cranford, Grady Cranford, Karina Land; sisters, Bonnie Gantt Price, Brenda Gantt Bain, Susie Gantt Noles; brother, Wayne Gantt; many nieces and nephews.
A Private Graveside Service will be held.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311.
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