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Frances Jean Simpson Smotherman

May 29, 2023


Funeral services for Frances Jean Simpson Smotherman, age 91, of Shelbyville, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Living Stones Community Church with Pastor Eddie Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Reed-Walker Cemetery. Mrs. Smotherman was called home by her Lord on Monday, May 29, 2023. She passed at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice Compassus after an extended illness.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Church.

Momma Frances, as she liked to be called, was born on April 9, 1932, in Cisco, Texas, to the late Landon and Mattie Fagan Simpson. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by: beloved husband of 68 years, John Smotherman; brothers, Joe and Billy Simpson; sister, Edith Shadowens; and infant sister, Judy.

She was a loving and faithful woman. She was a wonderful homemaker, always putting her family’s needs above her own. She enjoyed gardening, painting, wood crafting, talking with folks, storytelling and most of all hugs. She was a longtime member of Living Stones Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Jackie Smith of Mississippi, Shelia LeDere of Wartrace, and Annette (Paul) Bowling of Wartrace; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Carolyn) Simpson of Columbia, Don Simpson of Hermitage, and Jerry (Linda) Simpson of Chapel Hill; sister, Elizabeth (Charles) Kincaid of Unionville; and sister-in-law, Ethel Simpson of Alabama.

Memorial donations may be made to Living Stones Safe House @ P.O. Box 579 Shelbyville, TN 37162.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.