Mary Helen, affectionately named “Honeybee”, passed from this life to the next, on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018, in the presence of her daughter Helaine, at the Denton Senior Care Nursing Facility, in Denton, Texas.
Honeybee had lived in Denton County since 2013 and was a member of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints.
Mary loved the church and had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husbands John Houston Smith of Monterey, Louisiana, and Robert Reames George of Alexandria, Louisiana, Her Father, James Whit “Tinker” Volentine of Minden, a Brother, James David “Pete” Volentine of Minden, two Sons Kenneth Hall Smith, Jr of Minden and Robert Buddy George of Minden as Well.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ethel (Toms) Volentine, Her Only Sister Nellie (volentine) Holcomb, Both of Spring, Texas, Her Daughter Helaine (George) Barrington of Krum, Texas, and Son Allen Jackson George, Stepdaughters Janet Faye (George) Suela of Texas and Judith Cheney (George) Roberts of Shenandoah, Texas., Her Nephew Jim Holcomb and Wife Lori of Lindsay, Oklahoma, Her Nephew Steve Holcomb and Wife Lisa of Greer, South Carolina, and Niece Dana (Holcomb) Orr and Husband Rick of Spring, Texas, as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Grandchildren Are Trey Smith, Haley Smith, Chris (george)pryor, Whitney Deleon, & Raymond Barrington
Great Grandchildren Are Greyson Smith, Gavin Smith, Elayna Smith Wimberly, Trinity Burdine, Brandon Burris, Malena Deleon, & Jessie Deleon.
She had some very special friends that she is survived by, those being: Dorothy Chatelain of Alexandria, Louisiana, and Dottie & James Mobley of Winnsboro, Louisiana.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Stephen Laughlin officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Bryceland, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jim Holcomb, Steve Cranford, Tj Cranford, Scott Mccoy, Raymond Barrington, and Allen George
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made in her honor to:
St. Jude’s Children Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105