Julie Smith – July 2, 2011

Julie Smith, 76, of Amarillo, died Saturday, July 2, 2011.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd.   Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. in Munday, Texas.
Julie was born on November 26, 1934 at the Josselet family homestead in Haskell County, Texas to Joel William and Juanita Josselet Massey.  Julie married H. Wayne Smith on August 26, 1956 in Munday, Texas.  She was a graduate of McMurry University and taught school for 7 years in the Irving Independent School District.
In 1968, the Smith’s moved to Amarillo where Julie was an active member of the community and schools attended by her children.  She was a member of the Junior League, P.E.O., and the Amarillo Medical Auxiliary.  She taught and attended many Bible study groups for many years.
Julie was preceded in death by her father.
Julie (Jewel) found her greatest joy in serving others and providing every effort to make everyone around her feel special.  She knew how to make a perfect stranger feel welcome and always lived with a servant’s heart.  Indeed, she lived a life of service to others.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Juanita Massey of Munday; daughter, Tracy Smith of Amarillo; son, Chris Smith and wife Susan of Colleyville, TX; two granddaughters, Sydney Smith and Sophie Smith of Colleyville, TX; and a brother, John Massey and wife Judy of Amarillo; and H. Wayne Smith of Amarillo.

0 Replies to “Julie Smith – July 2, 2011”

  1. I was so saddened to see the obituary notice of “Ma Smith”. She and Tracy have and will also have a special place in my heart. Julie was a special person and I know she is with the angels. Tracy if you see this message, I’m so sorry for your loss. Loosing a parent is extremely hard and I understand. My email address is [email protected].

  2. We were deeply saddened to hear that Julie passed away. She was a real lady. So sweet, kind and always considerate of others. Our condolences to the Smith and Massey families. May she rest in peace.

  3. How sad I was to see the news of Julie’s passing. What a sweet spirit she was and a blessing to all who knew her.

  4. Was surprised to see Julie’s notice in Tuesday’s paper.It brought back a flood of memories from our student days a McMurry. So sorry for your loss. She was a beauty, inside and out, a special product of our home county of Knox. Blessings on all her family.

  5. Julie was a special person while we were students in McMurry in the mid-1950’s. She possessed a radiant smile and was a joy to see when one met her.
    Her photograph captures the essence of the person she was. Unforgettable!
    May she rest in peace!

  6. Julies smile tells it all…A wonderful spirit and kind heart. God grant all who loved her PEACE and grace as she would have asked for them.

  7. Julie was a beautiful person both inside and outside. My thoughts and sympathy are with you.

  8. TO MY BEAUTIFUL, PRECIOUS, JEWEL
    I WILL FOREVER CHERISH OUR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP.
    WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE BECOMES A MEMORY
    THE MEMORY BECOMES A TREASURE
    I WILL TREASURE YOU FOREVER!
    IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS
    I HOPE MINE IS NEXT TO YOURS
    SAVE A PLACE FOR ME.
    LOVE, IN HIS EMBRACE
    RHODORA

  9. To the Smith and Massey family:
    My prayers are with you as you and I definitely mourn with you during this time. Ms. Julie was a very sweet person and will be missed. I hope you all take comfort in knowing she is not struggling anymore. God Bless you each and everyone.
    Pamela Fountain

  10. My heartfelt sympathy to each of the family. I love this picture of Julie and that is how I will remember her. She truly was all that was said about her, I will always have a special memory of her at my 50th birthday party, she in her white outfit with the most beautiful hat. She loved a good party, she will be missed by so many.

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