dessie mae (wallace) smitherman

SMITHERMAN, DESSIE MAE age 87, passed on December 25, 2010; she spent Christmas day with the Lord. Dessie Mae was born on July 21, 1923. Dessie Mae is survived by her daughters Judy Brantley, married to Dan Brantley, Peggy Brantley, married to Wayne Brantley and son Jeff Smitherman, married to Daina Smitherman and sister Florence Smitherman and sister-in-law Naomi Vaughn. Dessie Mae is preceded in death by her husband Oscar Smitherman, and her eldest son D.C. Smitherman. She was a grandmother to nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Dessie Mae was a life-long member of Shady Grove Baptist Church located in Randolph, Alabama. She was a joy and had many lasting friendships throughout her life. The famliy would like to show special thanks to these friends and family that became caregivers in her final days; Tootie Alexander, Reba Austin, Debbie Chandler, and Johnnie Wallace. Dessie Mae was very passionate about Alabama football and there is no doubt that she is yelling Roll Tide Roll from Heaven's gates. Services will be held by Pastors Johnny Horton and Kirk Smith, visitation on December 27, 2010 at 6:00-8:00 pm located at Shady Grove Baptist Church followed by the funeral on December 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm. Dessie Mae will lie in-state an hour prior to service. Rockco Funeral Home of Montevallo directing,