On Nov. 9, 1968, Debbie Glover Smith was born to Louise Hill and the late Ralph Glover in Newton County. She attended Newton County High School and graduated with the class of 1987. At an early age, she joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church.
Joining Michael Smith in marriage, Debbie enjoyed 26 years of love and unity; becoming a loving mother, nurturing two daughters and a step-son. She was an endearing person and enjoyed giving back to the community and doing outreach ministry.
Debbie was a very hard worker and was employed at Woodbridge Corporation since 2010. She was extremely passionate about cooking. She owned two restaurants, Up the Latter Café and Debbie's Red Barn. During her spare time, Debbie enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends. Debbie was preceded in death by, her father, Ralph Glover; mother-in-law, Sarah Belcher; in-laws, Karen Baker and Ronnie Belcher. On Oct. 28, 2018, she departed this earthly life.
She leaves to mourn, a loving husband, Michael Smith; her children, Johnathan (Deshala) Hogan, Mishala Smith, Quintarus Aikens; mother, Louise Hill; father-in-law, Lindsey Belcher; two sisters, Pamela Smith (Christopher) and Audrey Freeman (Anthony); in-laws, Clyde Smith (Joann), David Lewis (Natalie), Jeffery Smith (Gloria), Brice Belcher (Wanda), Lisa Belcher, Sherry Durden, Lindsey Belcher (Angela), Stanley Cooper (Cynthia); Gregory Smith (Shawn); nieces, Nandi, Shawn, Kiondi, Y’shima, Seyonna, Brittany, Britshney, Kennethia, Rysheuana, Brianna, Kayla; nephews, Qumentiz, Desmond, Jeffrey, Ralph, Rommie, Darrion, Halston; special great-nephew, KD; a host of other nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
The family of the late Mrs. Debbie Smith would like to express their sincerest gratitude to each of you for your love and kindness shown to them during their hours of bereavement. Your love will never be forgotten. May God’s richest blessings shower upon.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Sims Chapel Baptist Church, 61 Sims Chapel Road, Covington, GA 30014, with the Rev. Cecil J. Rozier and the Rev. Christopher Waller officiating.