Margaret Jean Broussard Smith of McDonough, GA, died on July 31, 2009.
She was born in Galveston, Texas, on December 17, 1945, to Aaron and Rena Broussard. Margaret graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1964 and moved to Silver Spring, MD in 1968 where she lived for 26 years. In 1994, she relocated to McDonough, GA where she met and married her husband, David Douglas (Doug) Smith of 14 years. Margaret dedicated employee of 31 years at the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and retired in April 2007.
Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Rena Broussard. She is survived by her husband, Doug, father Joseph Aaron Broussard of Plano, TX, mother-in-law Dorothy Smith of Stockbridge, GA, children Michelle Cooke-Jarrell, Vivian Cooke, Norman Cooke, step son Bill Smith, grandchildren Logan, Brandon, Shawnie, Elliott, great grandson, Aiden, sister Linda Frink and husband Bob, brother Norris Broussard and wife Ann, nephew Michael Frink, nieces Robin Frink and Audrey Rohrbach, brother-in-law Michael Smith, many cousins and a large extended family. Her family was the center of her life. Margaret was known by all as loving wife of a combat veteran, devoted mother, proud grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an accomplished cook, generous friend, and avid dog lover. Margaret was dedicated to service within the community as a volunteer at a local nursing home. She was a proud daughter, wife and mother of combat veterans. She held many positions as an officer in the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and VFW.
Visitation will be held at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston, TX on Thursday evening, August 6, 2009 from 5 until 7 p.m. with a memorial tribute to Margaret’s life at 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, August 7, 2009, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.
Pallbearers are Dennis Norris, David Norris, Andrew Norris, Austin Norris, Scott Garber, and Brian Johnson.