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Eva Mae Smith

December 29, 1936 January 21, 2018
Eva Mae Smith
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Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved ones gone; those we love can never be more than a thought apart; or as long as there is memory, they'll live on in our heart. Author Unknown
Eva Mae Smith-Stewart was born December 29, 1936, in Monticello, Georgia to her parents, William Pounds and Lula Clark Pounds. She was the oldest of two children. She always protected and loved her brother Johnny Lee Pounds, Sr. As a child, Eva loved going to church and being around her cousins.
Two of Eva's childhood memories were the story about her mother taking her to the shoe store to buy her some new shoes. When she walked in the store, she spotted a special pair of shoes and immediately fell in love with them. She wanted them badly. However; during that time, she did not realize she could get the shoes a size bigger. She tried them on and later when her mom asked if they fit, she said yes and she wore them home. By the time she got home, her feet hurt so bad.
Another story was when her dad had an account at the local general store. So one day, she took all her friends in and told them to buy whatever they wanted and charge it to her dad's account...and oh did she get in trouble. She thoroughly enjoyed telling these stories. They always gave her-and those she told them to-a good laugh.
In 1952, Eva married her childhood sweetheart, Hozel Smith. They first met when they were in grade school. He fondly remembers Eva as a loving wife, and later, a wonderful mother to his children. He credits his wife for always being there when he needed her. To this union, they had eight children, Willie C., Lula M., Lucinda, Glory D., Hozel Jr., Elane, Gary L. and Pamela D. were born. She was so proud to be a mother and she loved her children, giving special attention to her sons. She loved having her children around her and always wanted what was best for them. She truly enjoyed all the happy and precious moments that they shared together.
Her children will always remember her as being selfless, kind, and having a very generous heart. She always focused on the good in everyone. If they had a problem, she was always there to help them work through it and would always remind them to give it all to Jesus.
Eva was later blessed with 15 grandchildren: Thereas, Anita, Kashundra, Willie Jr., Willis, Shamara, Nicole, Roger, Tyrone, Natasha, Talia, Shalonda, Enjoli, Angela and Jayla. She had 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way. One thing everyone knew was how much she loved her grandchildren, giving special attention to her grand and great-grand boys. She was preceded in death by her parents: Lula B. Pounds, William Pounds and her daughter, Lula M. Shelton.

Eva worked in house-keeping and as a nurse aid and did private duty care-giving for a combined total of 24 years. She retired in 1994 after working at Denver General for 14 of those years. Eva received many merits and accolades from her employers, but she received “Mother, Grandmother and Friend of the Year” honors from her family and friends.
In 1979, she met and married Emmerson Stewart and together, they combined their families.
Eva was a very strong believer in Jesus Christ. Through years of faithfully attending church, she had three favorite Pastors: the late Reverend John T. Walker, the late Pastor Andrew L. Bowman and current Pastor Gregory D. Johnson. Due to her unwavering faith, her children and grandchildren developed a healthy fear of God and reliance on her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She raised everyone to know, believe and trust in God. Her favorite saying to her family was “Worry over nothing; pray over everything”. Her favorite scriptures were Psalm 23, 27, 28, 35, 37, 91 and 100. She had the “Faith of Abraham”, steadfast, infinite and unwavering.
Eva's closest friends were Dorothy McBride (deceased) and Essie Mae Richardson. Their faith in God and their love for their families is what made them close. They would often sit on the phone for hours and talk about their husbands and families. Her friend's miss being able to pick up the phone and talk about old times.
To celebrate her life, Eva would want all of her family and friends around rejoicing, eating, drinking (definitely a Coca-Cola) and having a Good Ole Time.
You may know her as: Mama, Granma, GMomma, Nana, Sus, Big Mama or Friend.
We call her Love, because that is what she has given to us all through the years. When times were hard for us, just like Jesus... Momma was always there when we needed her the most.

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4:00 PM 1/29/2018 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1/29/2018 9:00:00 PM
Caldwell-Kirk Funeral & Cremation Services

2101 N. Marion Street
Denver, CO 80205

Caldwell-Kirk Funeral & Cremation Services
2101 N. Marion Street Denver 80205 CO
United States





11:00 AM 1/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greater Union Baptist Church

1880 Xanthia Street
Denver, CO 80220

Greater Union Baptist Church
1880 Xanthia Street Denver 80220 CO
United States

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Fairmount Cemetery Final Resting Place

430 S. Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80247

430 S. Quebec Street Denver 80247 CO

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