Pauline Smith

Obituary of Pauline Smith

On Nov 4th, 1935 a lovely daughter whose name was chosen to be Pauline, was born to the late Phyllis and Hollis Harris. The Little town of Riverhead, LI NY would be the place of her birth. Within ten weeks after Pauline’s birth, her father died on Jan 22, 1936, at the age of thirty three. He left to mourn, a twenty- four year old wife, and four young children: Ruth 5, Ophelia 4, Hollis Jr. 2 and Pauline ten weeks. Pauline’s story and WE quote: “It was my mother’s faith in God and prayers that gave her the strength and courage to go on. I can still remember hearing my mother praying in the midnight hours. My mother remarried years later and we were blessed with a baby sister. Eleanor. Eleanor and my brother Hollis both went home to be with the Lord in 1997. Bible study in our home was equally as important as our school homework. Church and Sunday school was the center of our childhood. However, it was on one hot August Friday night in 1947, at the close of a weeklong revival that my life changed forever. For it was on this day that I was saved at the young age of eleven. I thank God for the education I received in the Riverhead School system. It provided a strong foundation in which I drew upon in my later years as I pursued a college degree. Albert L. Brown, our pastor was one of my kindergarten classmates. He still loves to tell stories about what a “live wire” I was. He really did get me into a lot of trouble in class and then I would always have to hurt him. It was in God’s plan for my life that I should meet a special young man in high school, William “Billy” Smith. We became friends, then high school sweethearts. Billy went into the Army and when he was discharged from the army we were married in 1954. We have been blessed with two wonderful sons, Michael and Robert, a beautiful daughter-in-law Linda, and grandma’s joy, Candi and Jaci, who I would still enjoy cooking their favorite foods, attending their basketball games and just being available for support, a hug, love and Grandma’s wisdom.” End of Quote Pauline retired in 1998 from the New York City Board of Education after 25 years of service. During their retirement years Bill and Pauline enjoyed their Golden Years in Southampton at “Rainbow Crest” her Unfinished Legacy by the Bay”. Since coming to First Baptist Church of Bay Shore in 1976, Pauline was a tireless and selfless member of the church. Pauline was consecrated as Deaconess in March 1981 and continued to be a person of faith and lived life serving others. She is also survived by her sisters Ophelia Eheridge, Ruth Funn and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
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Monday
9
November

Viewing

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, November 9, 2020
First Baptist Church of Bay Shore
175 2nd Ave
Bay Shore , New York, United States
Monday
9
November

Home-going Service

12:00 pm
Monday, November 9, 2020
First Baptist Church of Bay Shore
175 2nd Ave
Bay Shore , New York, United States

Interment

Shinnecock Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Southampton, New York, United States