Ruthie Lee Smith, 86, was born March 31, 1931 in Tyler, TX. to Dott and Cleo Sammie Smith. She passed away in Hobbs on February 19, 2018.
She leaves behind her beloved family; daughter, Mary L. Clay (Joe); sister, Patricia Branch (Cassey) of Katy, TX; god-daughter, Margret Reeves; granddaughters, Venus Renee Pittman, Robin L. White; great-grandchildren, Michael S. Pittman II, Tevin U. Triplett of Midland, TX, his children, Reagan Triplett, and Rylie Triplett, Porsche Turner, Desiree Turner of Denton, TX, Tiara S. White and great-greatgrandchild, Michael S. Pittman, III of Waco, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Aldell, Melvin, Leotis, and Alton and sisters, Ruby and Viola.
Ruthie moved to Hobbs, NM in 1958 and had worked at George’s Restaurant and Wallace’s Frost Top. She was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church.
It was my special pleasure to visit with Ms. Ruthie every other Saturday when we served donuts, fruit and coffee at our small religious services at 10;00 - 11:00AM at Hobbs Health Care. Ruthie was such a kind and gentle lady who always smiled and was so gracious. She always asked for coffee with cream and sugar and always thanked me with a kiss and a loving thank you. What a wonderful gift her presence was for me. I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful woman.
Mary Ann BrownHobbs, NM
Our Prayers are With and for you at this difficult time . Know that God is still in control cause he never will forsake or leave you even times like these.We Love You 😘 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Emma Smith Hall and familyFort Worth , Texas, TX
Iam so sorry to hear about Ms.Ruthie she was a very special lady that was loved. And going to be missed dearly our prayers are with you always.Yor friends Donna and Pat love you all
Patricia TtrestClarendon, TX
M rs Smith was a treasure and will make a wonderful angel. Sorry for your loss Mary and Joe
Sandra ClaunchHobbs, NM