Elizabeth Anna Smith, age 77, of Lilburn (previously Warner Robins GA), passed away March 5, 2018 from health issues she battled for the last few years. Elizabeth was born on June 23, 1940 in Bronx, New York to her parents Florian and Anna Henzel.  She was the youngest of three girls (Olga, Mary and Elizabeth).  They lived in a small apartment in the Bronx and later moved to Floral Park Long Island. Between the three girls they did everything together; they had their baptism, communion and tonsils removed together and eventually Elizabeth and Olga had their wedding together. They were as sisters growing up should be; angry at each other at times but were overall great friends. Elizabeth was very diligent at everything she did especially school where she was able to skip a grade and graduate early. She was extremely artistic and was accepted to an art school but decided not to go. She worked as a secretary for years in New York until later meeting her husband to be. William and Elizabeth met at a party in Floral Park and have been together ever since. They were married in 1959 so they would have been married 59 years this year. They started out living in her parent’s house and later moved to Smithtown, Commack and then to Mineola, New York.  Over the next eight years, they had six children and eventually moved to Florida in 1971. They lived in Lakeland, FL and Orlando, FL but settled for the longest time in Polk City, FL.  Elizabeth and William eventually moved to Warner Robins, Georgia in 1983 and ended up in Lilburn the last year of her life. The most important thing to Elizabeth was her family. She cherished her children, grand-children and great grand-children. It was always amazing to watch how she could celebrate every holiday with decorations and food making each one special. She used her artistic abilities throughout her life to make every holiday, birthday and project the most creative it could be. She loved old movies and loved to garden as well. Her yard in Warner Robins was the most beautiful sight and brought enjoyment to us all. Her house in Warner Robins was the center of our family gatherings and a place we will all remember forever. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mary Porado and Olga Romandetti as well as both her parents Anna and Florian Henzel. Survivors include her husband Willian J. Smith and her children Donna Chapnick, Michael Smith, Karen Hawkins, Sandra Tillery, Christine LaPrade and Steven Smith. She also has 10 wonderful grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday March 10, 2018 at Transfiguration Catholic Church located at 1815 Blackwell Rd Marietta, Georgia. The reception will be at The Chestnut Hill club house (5184 Lupine Lane, Acworth Ga) immediately after the funeral. Family and friends are welcome to both the funeral and reception. You can send flowers directly to Transfiguration Catholic Church for the funeral.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss Karen and family! Sending you lots of prayers, thoughts and LOVE!

  2. May the candle light shine in your hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Grandma,
    I miss you more than I can explain, I have your picture on my desk at work now and talk to you often during the day..I love you so much.

  4. Karen,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss…love you all!!

  5. Dear Christine and family, I am so sorry for your lost. My deepest condolences to you. May God continue to give you and yours the strength during this difficult time.

  6. Dear Christine,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family at this difficult time.

  7. Your mom was an amazing person Christine. I loved hearing you talk about her and seeing how much love you have for her. That love lives on in you. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family in the times ahead. Love, Beth

  8. Dear Christine & family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you shared.

  9. Christine and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent for peace and comfort during this difficult time. After the tears, please keep the memory of her
    Love and smiles in your hearts and mind forever. God Bless.

  10. Christine we are grateful to know your
    Mom and family. Denise and l lift prayers
    For the family. May the Lord comfort
    Y’all. Love the Jacobs from Cartersville.

  11. I’ll miss our conversations and getting to spend time with you learning about how you grew up. I always enjoyed that, I know there will be a void left now that you aren’t physically here but you definitely live on in all of our hearts. Love you to pieces Grandma with the fishes. Rise in peace.

  12. Grandma thank you for sharing your special son Steven with me. I too will miss all your childhood stories, old movie Triva, Beautiful Christmas Trees and special Family gatherings. All my love the

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