Born September 14, 1926 in Keechi, Leon County, Texas passed away in her sleep September 1, 2020. She was the middle daughter of James Thomas "Jim" Lummus and Myrtle Mable Dolson. She is …
Born September 14, 1926 in Keechi, Leon County, Texas passed away in her sleep September 1, 2020. She was the middle daughter of James Thomas "Jim" Lummus and Myrtle Mable Dolson. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Francis "Boots" Smith, sisters Jodie Vivian "Jo" Lummus McVey & husband, Bruce of Newton, Kansas and Addie Pauline Lummus Roll & husband, Al from Houston, Texas.
Fay attended Buffalo High School class of 1944 where she played the bass and violin as well as being elected Homecoming Queen. She joined her sister, Jo, in Beaumont where she attended Lamar University for a year then met and married James Francis Smith. They were married 34 years and lived in Beaumont for most of those years before moving to Country Lane Estates in Lumberton Texas in April 1970.
Fay along with then pastor Sharon Watts and some other volunteers began Meals on Wheels in Beaumont. In her later years Fay worked for 15 years at Beaumont Eye Associates as a Greeter and Records Clerk until she retired at age 75. She moved to Katy Texas where she spent the past 14 years.
Fay is survived by 3 children: Janie & husband, Rodney Cain, James & wife, Sheila Smith and Julie Buckner. Her 6 Grandchildren are Eric Neal & wife, Kathryn Schaefer Cain, Brandy C. Craig & husband, Matt Unger, R. Tyler Craig & Crystal L. Suzuki, Jamie D. Smith, Andrew T. Craig and Ciara N. Smith. She is also survived by 3 Great Grandchildren: Aiden Rory Cain, Saylor Fay Elizabeth Unger and Kai Noe Craig. She also has several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Fay will be cremated and laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine St., Beaumont Texas at the Grand Avenue and Caldwell block. The interment will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Noon. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 N. Major Dr., Beaumont Texas 77713 or the Parkinson's Research Foundation.