Billie “Granny” Burke Smith, age 97, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 08, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, James A. Smith, Sr. and son, Tommy D. Smith. She is survived by her son, Jimmy Smith of Panama City, FL; son, Bobby Smith of Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Rosa Probst and husband, Jack of Dacula, GA; daughter, Pamela Kruzdlo and husband, Alan of Calhoun, GA; Thirteen grandchildren; Twenty-One great grandchildren and Five great great grandchildren. She was a founding member of the Northwoods Baptist Church and a loving wife, mother and servant of God. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, March 11, 2016 at Gwinnett Memorial Park, 925 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA with Rev. John Hadley officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Billie to your favorite charity. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Pam, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. It doesn’t matter how old they are or how their health may have declined, our minds understand that we must let them go, but the heart will not listen. You have my empathy and my prayers.

  2. Pam I am so sorry!!! When I was reading your Mother’s obit it was almost like reading my Mother’s. She also died in Lawrenceville, same funeral home and she rests in the same memorial gardens. But my Mother was only 36 and died during childbirth. My baby sister lived. I was thirteen years old. You were so fortunate to have had your Mother so long. I will pray for all of you.

  3. It is obvious your Mom had a wonderful influence on so many people….So very, very sorry for your loss.

  4. Prayers sent for the entire family. I have so many fond memories of all the family but most of all the guidence that Grannie provided me Will forever love that lady and all of u also

  5. To Jimmy, Bobby, Rosa and Pam. So very sorry to hear this. It is tough losing your mom and all of you will be in my prayers. I always thought you mom was the coolest lady.

  6. So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a bright light with a wonderful smile at Laurel Grove. She was loved and will be missed especially by our Mom, Gwen Kimberl.

  7. My memories of your mother were so dear to me. Loved her so much. All my love to all at this time. Love to all.

  8. I will always remember the sleep overs, cookies and milk and the laughs we shared. My youth was blessed to have Pam and you in my life, as well as, so many others. Your legacy shall live on through many hearts and souls, because you gave to us unconditional love. RIP Mrs. Smith. I know there will be much happiness in the heavens for your arrival, seeing those gone before you, our hearts are sadden here on earth, as you will be missed, but never forgotten.

  9. Pam, so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom in Nov. In spite of all my grieving the Lord gave me a peace and happiness knowing she was home @ last in His loving arms as your Mom now, I pray that you & your family feel His presence & peace knowing she is happy beyond measure with our Heavenly Father. Will keep you all in my prayers.

  10. Jimmy, Bobby, Rosa and Pam………..I have such wonderful memories of Washington Street, Atlanta in the big house on the corner with James and Billie! My Mom and Dad loved your Mom and Dad and James may have been my Dad’s favorite nephew……laughter, love and hugs were always given and received. Seems so long ago and yet like yesterday…………..swinging on the front porch surrounded by family. Billie was given a long life and I am sure she served her Lord well and now she is receiving her rest. My love and prayers to each of you. Burch and I send our thoughts and hugs and wish we could be with you today. Sandra and I have reviewed many of our childhood memories with all of you but I will always hold dear your Mama’s laughter and how she always made me feel special and welcome……………Bless you all.

  11. Bob,
    Keeping your entire family uplifted in prayer. With deepest sympathy.
    Dewey & Linda

  12. Jimmy, on behalf of the Hoke Smith High School class of 1955, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the home going of your Mom. We know you will miss her. Many are praying for you and the family at this time.
    Glo Hadley Horetz

  13. To Billie’s Family: Growing up in the Northwoods neighborhood and Northwoods Baptist Church, I always was happy to see Billie Smith. My Mom and her enjoyed many talks. I will never forget those days. My Mom, Hubbard, and Billie were two awesome delightful people who loved children and made you feel loved. I enjoyed getting to know Rosa/missions organization/NBC and also Pam. Love and prayers, and friends forever, Martha Hubbard Smith

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