Susan Word Smith

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Susan Word Smith, 66, of Hattiesburg, MS.
She died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Forrest General Hospital.
Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Venture Church and a homemaker. Susan will be remembered by family and friends for her cheerful, sweet attitude and gentle nature. She loved everyone. No birthday or special occasion of any cousin, niece, nephew or loved one ever passed without a sweet card and loving note from Susan. Baking brownies for anyone celebrating, grieving or simply in need of a gift, was a specialty of Susan's. Susan will be remembered by family and friends for her sweetness, kindness, and gentle nature. She will be truly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James O. and Elizabeth Ratliff Word.
She is survived by her husband, William Gaston "Bill" Smith of Hattiesburg; two daughters, Victoria "Vickie" Rudy of Ellisville and Tara N. Rudy of Brandon; cousins who were more like sisters: Jolie Caldwell, Alice Jackson, Mimps Bowers, and Emma House.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Tuesday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home.