|Ann Smith, 82, of Galesburg died at 4:05 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012 in Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born September 27, 1930 in Georgiana, Ala., the daughter of Richard and Mattie Lee Cunningham. She married Samuel Smith in Galesburg in 1965. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1985.
She is survived by a son, Ronnie Wallace of Kansas City, Mo; two daughters, Debra Maclin of Peoria, Ill. and Sherry Dixon-McDonald of Galesburg, Ill.; two brothers, Richard (Joann) Cunningham of Chicago, Ill. and Kenneth Cunningham of Rockford, Ill.; three sisters, Creola Davidson of Galesburg, Panzola Gandy and Dorothy Jeffries both of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son and two brothers.
She worked as a registered nurse for 30 years in Galesburg. She also was a foster parent for over 40 years. She graduated from Georgiana High School in 1946 and Galesburg Cottage Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alabama and Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Galesburg.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Monday December 3, 2012 at the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Toby Carlos will officiate. Visitation will be 10-11 am Monday at the church. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.