Mae Byrd Smith
Mae Byrd Smith, 88, of Orange, passed away on May 25, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Port Arthur.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo, of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. A graveside service and burial will be at 4:00 p.m. at Bright Light Cemetery in Harvey.
Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday May 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.
Born in Bryan, on July 23, 1925, she was the daughter of Evander Hensarling and Mary Ruth (Blanton) Hensarling. Mae was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and loved to crochet. She enjoyed working in her yard and even won some awards for “Beautification in West Orange”.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Smith; son, Walter Smith; sisters, Anita, Louise, Marta Ruth, and brothers, Alton and Tommy.
She is survived by her son, Charles Smith and wife, Rosemary of Port Arthur; grandchildren Christopher Smith and wife, Jane and Jessica Trimble and husband, Reese; and great-grandchildren, Theophilus Smith and Jayden Trimble.