January 31, 1932 ~ May 13, 2019

Born in: Starkville, MS
Resided in: Denver, CO

Mother Annie Gertrude Smith was born on January 31, 1932, in Starkville, Mississippi to her mother, Lottie Johnson Townsell. She was the second child born in the family. She was raised surrounded by the love and support of her sister, Betsy and her precious grandpa.

Annie received her formal education in Kansas City, Kansas, where she graduated from Summer High School. She furthered her education by attending Meharry Nursing School where she earned certification to become a Registered Nurse.

Annie later united in holy matrimony to Dwight Smith. The first met when they both lived in Kansas City. Annie often talked about Dwight teaching her to drive. They shared many happy and precious moments together. This marriage was later dissolved. As Annie pressed her way forward, she enjoyed her church, work, and traveling.

By profession, Annie was a Registered Nurse. She has been employed in hospitals in Kansas City, Kanas, Saint Louis, Missouri, California, and here in Denver, Colorado. She was hard-working, dedicated, and performed her duties with precision and excellence. She worked for Mercy Hospital in Denver, Colorado and other surrounding hospitals faithfully until her health began to decline. She then transferred to Medical Records and continued there until she officially retired in 1994.

A woman of faith and belief in the Lord, Annie has served with Union Baptist Church, Progressive Baptist Church and for 20 years, she has been a member of Holy Spirit Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Ronald Dunlap. She has served her church as a member of the Deaconess Board and a member of the Choir. On January 17, 2016, she was honored for her faithfulness to her church and to God.


Visitation: May 23, 2019 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: May 23, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Interment: May 23, 2019 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

St. Simeon Cemetery
22001 Colorado #30
Aurora, CO 80018

Reception: May 23, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. Condolences to the family of Sis. Annie Smith. I remember her fondly as we fellowshipped at the same church.

  2. Praying, Prayers of strength for the family of Sister Annie Smith. We kept in touch for years after my family moved from Denver to Alaska. Rest In Peace my friend.

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