Thursday, May 23, 2019

Shelia Dean Hemphill Smith

Shelia Dean Hemphill Smith, age 74, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Pine Shadows Nursing Home in Porter, Texas.

Family visitation will be held at 1:00pm on June 2, 2019 at Nowell Massy Funeral Home, Louisville, Mississippi. The graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on June 2, 2019 at Ellison Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Shelia was born in Louisville, Mississippi on February 19, 1945 to Carl Davis Hemphill and Modean Reed. Shelia lived in Mississippi, Michigan, Arizona and Texas throughout her life and never met a stranger. Shelia was loved by all. Shelia enjoyed reading her Bible, singing and painting.

Shelia is survived by three sons, Joel Smith and wife Cory of Phoenix, AZ, Jeffery Smith and wife Susan of New Caney, TX and Richard Smith of Porter, TX. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Charli Hemphill, Maren Smith, Christopher Smith, Dalton Smith and Caroline Hemphill and four great-grandchildren, Cody Hemphill, Chloe Hemphill-Vences, Gage Love and Kensen Love. She also leaves behind her brother, Sherrell Hemphill and wife Vickie and sister, Jenny Mayo and husband, Bobby and several nephews and nieces, and other family and friends.

Shelia is preceded in death by father, Carl Davis Hemphill, mother, Modean Reed, husband, Donnie Smith and brother, Darrell Hemphill.
Services are under the direction of Nowell Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at