Willie Mae Smith Atkinson was born May 14, 1934 in Grapeland, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, R.B. Atkinson, her parents, Mary Lou and Barney Smith Sr., a very special mother-in-law Mabel Atkinson Taylor, her daughter Paula Jean Atkinson, and her son Robert Atkinson.
Willie Mae is survived by her sons Richard Atkinson, and wife Emileen, Raymond Atkinson, and wife Valerie, Rodney Atkinson, and wife Nikki, and Ronald Atkinson, her daughters Elaine Franklin, Peggy Ward, Pamela Capps, and Patricia Daniels. She is also survived by a very special sister-in-law Leona Reneau and husband James, two brothers Barney Smith Jr. and wife Betty, Joe Smith and wife Virginia, four sisters Mary Carlisle, Annie Abel, Cleora Reeves and husband Larry and Betty Burch. She also leaves behind 32 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and many other family and friends.
We thank her special loving granddaughter, Dana Capps for her loving care.
Visitation will be held at Metcalf Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at Metcalf Funeral Home at 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
Pallbearers are Jim Banister, Mark Capps, Michael Capps, Raymond Atkinson, Roy Jeffery Atkinson, and Troy Atkinson. Honorary Pallbearers are Leigh Landriault and Samuel Ward.