Mary Lee Smith, – age 74, departed this life on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Gretna, LA. Born New Orleans, LA, Mary Lee was a life-long resident of Carrollton and recently moved to Gretna. She worked as a seamstress at Deansgate Sewing Factory, a criminal sheriff at Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and for the Marsiglia family, until she retired. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Gary Smith, Jr. (Cheri) of Fayetteville, NC; Adrian Smith, Sr. (Donise) of New Orleans, LA and Delvin Smith of Gretna, LA; six grandchildren, Jamar (Calandra), Ariel (LaRon, Sr.), Adrian, Jr., Gavin, Camryn and Blake; four great-grandchildren, LaRon, A’myrie, Laila and Gia; two sisters, Fannie Mae Oliver and Glenda Stokes (Clarence); and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther, Sr. and Sarah Ward; sisters, Carrie Mae Ward Feast, Willie Mae and Marie Ward; and brothers, Frank and Luther Ward, Jr.
Relatives, friends and pastor, officers, and members of New Hope Baptist Church are invited to attend her Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00AM at Blessed Sacrament – St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8321 Burthe St., New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 8:00AM until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Providence Memorial Park, Metairie, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.