Glennis Leak NeSmith, 91,of the Shady Grove community passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Mrs. NeSmith was born March 12, 1929, in the New Canaan community of Cullman County. She was the eldest of two children of Edward Leroy “Roy” Leak and Clois Maze Leak. She was to Herbert “Hub” NeSmith for 70 years. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, where her husband, Elder Herbert NeSmith, served as pastor for several years before he retired. Her deep, spiritual nature was a complement to the spiritual legacy of her husband. She was a silent minister with a special way of engaging others, especially young people.
She had a wonderful gift of seeing beauty in the smallest things around her and this inspired her imagination and nurtured her talents. She was an accomplished seamstress and designed many of the clothes she made. She was a self-taught artist and a skillful home decorator.
She is survived by children and in-laws: Billie and Frank Spicuzza of Knoxville, Tenn., Sarah NeSmith, and Larry and Vicki NeSmith of Huntsville; grandson and in-law: Tray and Linnie NeSmith; step grandchildren: Chris and Scott Beshears; great-grandchildren: Jordan NeSmith, Christian NeSmith, Bennett NeSmith, Karson NeSmith, and Emma Bearden; and step great-grandchildren: Brady Beshears, Hunter Beshears, Victoria Beshears and Lawson Beshears; step great, great-grandchild: Braxton Beshears; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother: James Douglas Leak.
The graveside service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Greg Stone officiating.
Graveside service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Greg Stone officiating and Gober Funeral Chapel directing.
Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Baptist Church cemetery funds, or Comfort Care Hospice of Huntsville, Alabama.
Pallbearers were Larry NeSmith, Tray NeSmith, Hunter Beshears, Brady Beshears, Bill Brazelton and Chris Beshears.