Barbara Gray Smith

Born on October 28, 1935

Departed on November 28, 2020

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Barbara Gray Smith- Age 85, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Pete” Smith.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Chuck (Julie) Smith and Jeff (Beth) Smith; her grandchildren, Brandi (Doyle) Taylor, Robbie (Cathryn) Smith, Stefanie Smith, Erica (Josh) McPherson, Patrick Smith and Derek Smith; and 6 great grandchildren.

Barbara was a West Nashville native and attended Cohn High School. She was a longtime member of the West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

A private graveside service will be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. A public celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:

West Nashville Cumberland Presbyterian Church
6849 Old Charlotte Pike
Nashville Tennessee, 37209

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19 Comments to Mrs. Barbara Gray Smith

  1. Joan Cothran Wilson says:

    What a beautiful Angel. So very sorry for your loss. I will always treasure the precious memories of this wonderful lady. Love you Barbara

  2. Connie Phelps says:

    I always loved and admired Barbara. Such a strong woman in every way. I know she is resting with her sweet Pete. She will be missed.

  3. Bethany Marable says:

    Both Mom & I are so sorry to hear about Barbara, She was always so nice to me & made me feel very welcomed & loved. She will truly be missed by our family!

  4. Cindy Nelms Hellard says:

    I will treasure the memories that I hold in my heart. Your mom had a strong faith and a great personality. She will be missed my many. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Pam Taylor says:

    Prayers for you & Family Jeff.

  6. Teresa A McGee. (Cauthron) says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this. My heart hurts for you all. She was always so sweet to me. Such a kind hearted person. She is now with her beloved Pete. Together for eternity. I’m sure he is smiling big. Take comfort in that. I will always smile when I think of her. Much love and hugs for you Chuck and Jeff.

  7. Suzetta Mimms says:

    Fun memories of my Aunt Barbara! She would always grab my little finger and squeeze it until you said uncle. I will always cherish those fun memories I had with her at our family gatherings and church. Made the best fudge brownies in the entire world! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you all dearly.

  8. Leigh Glover says:

    Jeff and Family: I am so very sorry to hear of this sad news. Barbara was such a sweetheart and will be missed.
    Thinking of you all during this time of loss…..
    Leigh Glover

  9. Beverley Kelly says:

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Granny B affected so many lives in such a positive way. She was kind-hearted, generous, welcoming, funny, and a Christian lady. I met her in the fall of 2011 and felt like I had known her all my life. She was good to me and made it easy to love her. And her actions demonstrated the love she felt for Ava and Caleb and her whole family. She was such a special lady. I know God is welcoming her home but those of us still here will miss her terribly.

  10. Carolyn Soyars says:

    I am very sorry for your Loss Barbara was the first friend to welcome me when I moved to Nashville from Columbia Tn I will miss our talks every night at 8:00 Rest In Peace my dear friend Carolyn Nichols Soyars

  11. Roy and Carol Richardson says:

    You could not find a better neighbor than Pete and Barbara. Neighbors for forty years, Barbara always with a smile and
    ready to talk about each others family. She will be missed by everyone.

  12. Brenda Cowell Minshall says:

    When I was young, Barbara and Pete always worked with the youth ministry at WNCP Church. They were a great influence on my life, I saw Barbara not long ago and I told her how much she meant to me. Heaven has a new angel.
    Love you Barbara and pls tell Pete I said hi!

  13. Chris Walker says:

    Jeff and family. I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. My heart goes out to all of you. I know she was a wonderful mom and grand mom and that you will truly miss her. Love and prayers to all.

  14. Bonnie Taylor says:

    Got to know and love Granny”B” when my son married into the family. She left a lasting impact on my life. What a kind and loving lady. Our loss is heaven’s gain. As King David stated at the death of his son, “we cannot bring him back, but we can go to him”. Let us live a life so we can be with Granny”B” throughout eternity. Love and blessings to the family,

  15. Michael Maxwell says:

    Chuck & Jeff, sincere Sympathy to your family. My mother adored Barbara and always looked forward to Sunday School class with Barbara. We will miss seeing Barbara at the Cohn homecomings. She could surely light up a room.

  16. Tommy & Brenda Cowell says:

    To the Smith Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a loving and caring woman whom everyone loved. She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  17. Joyce Lindamood says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was such an amazing person and I always enjoyed our conversations. I will miss her sweet spirit as I know you all will miss her.

  18. Jeff and Cheryl Dillingham says:

    Barbara was always smiling and always genuinely concerned for others. She was a rascal for sure and could make us all laugh. She loved with her whole heart. Jeff lived for her chocolate cake at church functions. To see her with Pete in this video reminds me that she has been reunited with the love of her life. I will miss Ms. Barbara, but I know she is caring for heaven’s angels including my mother. Jeff and I are praying for your family and sending our love.

  19. Terry Clouse Phipps says:

    Jeff, Chuck and families,
    I am so very sorry for the passing of your mom.
    I don’t think 2020 has been a very kind year to any of us. Please know that I send my deepest condolences to all of you as well as prayers for comfort for all.
    Terry Clouse Phipps

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