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Mollie Santos Duncan Morris

I remember her kindness go me when I was little. It has been a long time since we were together. My condolences to her family. Also to Miriam, Bruce, and Neal and their families. I always remember Elizabeth as so beautiful.

Sara Duncan Torzsa

I remember her visits to our grandmother Duncan’s home. It’s been a very long time since we played. My condolences to her husband, children and grandchildren. So hard to loose a loving mom. My prayers are with you all!

Jo Ann & George Lewis

Elisabeth was my sister in law. She was such a warm loving person. We will truly miss her.

Lorraine Brown Puerta

Stephanie Smalley

I am so sad to her this news for this sweet family, I love them all so much even though I haven’t seen them in many years. Angelique was one of my closest friends at UGA and often would invite me home with her to Roswell on weekends since my own was so far away. Miss Elisabeth made quite and impression on me a busy working mother of three who kept a beautiful home and was such a gracious hostess. I always marveled at how prim and proper she was , yet laid back at the same time, much more relaxed than my own mother. One I was was helping to unload the dishwasher and was shocked to fined sterling flatware that was apparently everyday use. When I commented, Mis Elisabeth just laughed and asked me what good was it to have nice things if you just kept them packed away in a box somewhere? I thought that was the most wonderful thing I had ever heard so I took it to heart and to this day I use my own nice things as much as possible! Rest in peace dear lady knowing you were loved by all and may your family find comfort in their memories. Much Love and heartfelt condolences to all!

Mr & Mrs Joseph Griffin

Our hearts and prayers are with your entire family at this time 🙏

Kim Smith

Such a sweet and caring individual ❤️ look forward to being reunited with her. sending love and prayers

Pat Foster-Turley

We will all miss Elizabeth in our deep water aerobics class. Condolences to Jim and the rest of her family.

Nancy & Bob Carpenter

Our hearts go out to her family. Elisabeth was a sweet person who brought an extra ray of sunshine to the pool. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim and the family.

Kay Stephens

Will think of you, Elisabeth, every time we pick blueberries. I miss you already.

Elisabeth Smith


Elisabeth Smith, 77, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2024. Her youngest daughter was holding her hand, and she had been visited by family and faithful friends over many days.
Born on August 18th in Anderson, South Carolina, to the late Mary Eleanor Duncan and Hoyt B. Smith, Elisabeth grew up in Hartwell, Georgia. She married Jimmy R. Smith. They raised their family in Roswell, GA. Elisabeth worked diligently as a registered nurse at Northside Hospital in Atlanta in the neonatal intensive care unit for 32 years. In retirement, Elisabeth and Jimmy moved to her beloved Amelia Island, FL.

Elisabeth was a Master Gardener, served on the altar guild, was a member of her church knitting circle and an avid reader. She enjoyed exercising with friends and ocean cruises with her siblings to tropical places. She was the loving, loyal wife of Jimmy for more than 58 years.

In addition to Jim, she leaves behind her daughters Angelique (Adam) Hayes of Roswell, GA, Ashley (Jeff) Brown of Canton, GA, and Aimee (Paul) Kirday of Alpharetta, GA; her siblings, Miriam (Allen) Davis of Fernandina Beach, Bruce (Marie Allen) Smith of Fernandina Beach, and Neal (Lisa) Smith of Tallahassee; her grandchildren Tanner (Shelby) Hayes of Anderson, SC, Jack Hayes of Denver, CO, Lydia Hayes of Roswell, GA, Abbie (Bennett) Harbour of Fernandina Beach, and Harper Brown and Keller Brown of Canton, GA; her closest cousin Herb “Sandy” (Cindy) MacNabb and many more loving cousins, in-laws, nephews and nieces. Elisabeth, “Meme”, greatly anticipated the impending arrival of her first great-grandchild due this March.
Elisabeth was preceded in death by her parents and her nephews Brad Smith and Brandon Smith, and her granddaughter Claire Elisabeth Kirday.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach on Thursday, February 8th at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends afterwards at a reception off the courtyard.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Fernandina Beach, or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to honor Elisabeth’s wish for early detection and successful treatment for future generations (


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