Peggy Ann Smith

Peggy Ann Smith passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 21, 2023 in Houston, Texas. She was 79 years old. She was born on May 9, 1944 in Brunswick, Georgia. Her father worked in the Brunswick shipyard during World War II. After the war the family moved to Millwood (Ware County), Georgia. Peggy attended the Millwood School and Mount Green Church of God. She was raised in a large family with 4 sisters and 4 brothers and grew up on a farm. She related many stories about walking and crawling down the rows, with her cotton sack, picking cotton by hand. She had many stories about cropping tobacco, stringing tobacco, and putting it into the barn to cure. When she became a teenager, her father sold the farm and bought a store with a gas station in Axson, Georgia. Peggy attended Atkinson County High School in Pearson, but dropped out to work at King Edward Cigars in Waycross.

When she was 17 she met Jesse Franklin Smith who was home on leave from the US Navy and stopped by her family’s gas station. They were married on April 1st 1962 in Homerville (Clinch County), Georgia and made their home there. She had 4 children, earned a GED high school diploma, worked as a substitute teacher and as a pharmacy clerk at Acme Pharmacy. She left Georgia after her divorce in 1980.

She moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and worked as a clerk at Ochsner Hospital and attended the University of New Orleans. In the 1990’s she moved to Pascagoula, Mississippi and worked as a telemetry monitor tech at Singing River Hospital. She moved to Pearland, Texas in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. She continued to work as a telemetry monitor tech at Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena and at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster. After she retired she worked at Affinity Home Health in Webster.

Peggy loved her family, especially her 4 grandchildren who meant everything to her. She liked to have fun and enjoyed parties, family events, traveling, going to family reunions, and casino gambling.

Peggy is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Angela Smith Lancaster; parents, James and Macie Joiner; sister, Bobbie Vermell White; and brothers, James Joiner and Walter Calvin (W.C.) Joiner.

Peggy leaves behind her daughters: Audrey Smith Broussard, husband Henry, and Lisa Smith Uribe, husband John; son, Jesse Franklin Smith, Jr, wife Rebecca Faith (Angulo); grandchildren: Victoria Broussard, Reis Divine,

Carter Smith, and Nathaniel Smith; sisters, Juanell Alexander, Pearline Lyons, and Charlene Carroll; brothers, Oscar Leavey (O.L.) Joiner, wife Becky; and William “Bill” Joiner, wife Deborah; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at a later date to be determined. If you would like to honor her memory, please make a donation in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, the MDA Muscular Dystrophy Association or any charity of your choice.


  1. A beautiful soul. I’m sorry for your loss.

    Makesha Curry
  2. I love you and miss you Mama.

    Audrey A Broussard

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