Mary Elizabeth Smith

November 19, 1957 ~
July 8, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Smith, age 63, of Hudsonville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 8, 2021, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Pat Yff; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Marilyn Smith; sister-in-law, Jan Wever; nephew, Blake Wever; stepfather, Robert Slenk. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 38 years, Michael; children, Matthew (Lindsay) Smith, Margaret (Aaron Freehafer) Smith, Martha (Jeffrey) Wierenga; grandchildren, Ellie, Carter, Ayrianna, MaKynna, Pearl, Emerald; sister, Kathleen (Rick) Mead; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pat (Gene) Brower, Beth (John) Housekamp, Ruth (Mark) Busscher, Jack Wever; and many nieces and nephews. Mary will be remembered for her unconditional love for others, her servant’s heart and the way she would give to others. Her caring nature was demonstrated in the way she served as a nurse for over 40 years. Her grandchildren were her biggest joy in life, and she cherished every moment she could spend with them. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, July 16, at Georgetown Christian Reformed Church, 6475 40th Ave, Hudsonville, with Rev. Marc Nelesen officiating. Burial Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday, July 15, from 1-3 and 5-8 pm at Georgetown Christian Reformed Church and one hour prior to the funeral on Friday. Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to Christian Education (Jenison Christian School, Hudsonville Christian School, or Unity Christian High School).

Thursday, July 15
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
6475 40th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Thursday, July 15
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
6475 40th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Friday, July 16
10:00am - 11:00am

Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
6475 40th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Funeral Service
Friday, July 16

Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
6475 40th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

July 26, 2021 7:29am
Mike, Cammie and I are deeply saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. We offer you our condolences and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. When you and I worked together, company events that included spouses were always quite enjoyable. One of the reasons I enjoyed these events was Mary. I gravitated toward her and enjoyed many things about here; conversations that were heartfelt, her laughter that was infectious and her warm smile. She had an approachable personality and time spent with her was always worthwhile. I will always be glad our paths crossed.

- Dave and Cammie Heatherington

July 25, 2021 6:52pm
Mike and kids, Al and I send our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this sudden loss of Mary. She was such a sweet person, that loved her family so much...especially those little ones! God’s strength to each of you and a big hug from us. 😢

- Kay Rottman

July 18, 2021 3:20pm
Mike and Family, My deepest condolences to your whole family. Knew Mary from her first day at Butterworth. What a beautiful person she was in every way. All that knew her loved her. May she Rest In Peace.

- Sally Schuitema

July 17, 2021 2:12pm
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. All through school, Mary was a dear friend, genuinely loving and caring to everyone and everything, including her horses. May you feel Gods love and peace during this very difficult time.

- Ginger Rutgers

July 15, 2021 9:00pm
Mike and extended family..... my deepest sympathy in your loss of Mary. She will always be remembered for her sweet, kind, caring nature and beautiful smile. Prayers and love surround you.....

- Eunice Schrotenboer

July 15, 2021 11:01am
Dear Mike and family: May you feel Gods loving arms around you, and feel peace and love surrounding you in this difficult time. So sorry for your loss, but rejoice in the promise of eternal life!

- Don and Judy Michmerhuizen

July 14, 2021 1:27pm
Mike, so sorry for your loss of Mary. She was always kind and welcoming to everyone she met. Our prayers go out to you and your family. May you find peace in your faith and the knowledge that you will see her again.

- Jack Russell

July 14, 2021 9:57am
Mike, Matt, Lindsay, and the rest of the Smith family: So sorry for the loss of Mary! She was such a thoughtful, positive, and kind woman. Praying for you all. May God comfort you!

- Steve and Amy VanderWall

July 13, 2021 6:38pm
I am very sad to hear about Mary and my condolences go out to Mike and family.

- John VanderLaan

July 13, 2021 1:47pm
Mike, so sorry for your loss. Please know we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

- Joseph van Linden

July 13, 2021 12:35pm
Mike, My heart hurts so much, and I am in such shock! I am praying for you and your family. Filled with such deep, deep grief for you, but also thanking God for the gift of eternal life.

- Lorilee Bergsma

July 13, 2021 10:52am
Mike, i just heard about Mary. My heart goes out to you and yours. I am so sorry that Mary was called home so early. You and your family and friends are in my prayers, that God holds you close as you grieve.

- Darla Jo Crouse

July 13, 2021 10:02am
Mike and Family, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers this week. The Broken Chain We little knew that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide. And although we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

- Steve and Jan Hekman

July 13, 2021 8:55am
Mike and Families of Mary, my deepest condolences for a very sweet, always smiling lady. I remember your families at Upper Silver Lake and at Cornerstone Church. May God give your peace and comfort.

- Luanne Scholten

July 13, 2021 1:48am
I and my family, my wife Karen, my daughter Janet, all express our profound sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Mary is always remembered and and loved for her sweetest smile and kindness by all her friends in China.

- Michael Wang

July 12, 2021 10:18pm
Mike, the entire team at Davenport are sending our thoughts to you, your kids and those darling grandchildren.

- Suzanne Callahan

July 12, 2021 9:50pm
My heart goes out to you the Family. Mike , Matt, Maggie, & Martha, spouses, sister , Kathy and Grandchildren. Praying for you...

- Jackie Capel

July 12, 2021 9:12pm
My heart breaks at the thought of your loss of your dear, sweet Mary. We are thankful for our faith that we know this is not the end. We will see her again. Love and prayers for your family in the difficult days ahead.

- Joann Vriesman

July 12, 2021 7:47pm
Mike This is one of the mysteries ion life we do not understand. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

- Bradley and Jan Dykstra

July 12, 2021 7:45pm
Matt, Lindsay and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in the difficult days ahead.

- Mary Lubbers

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