Beverly Ross Smith
Beverly Ross Smith
May 8, 1930 - June 8, 2018


Beverly Ross Smith, 88, of Palatka passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka following a brief illness.

Beverly was born in New York and had been a resident of Palatka for the past 59 years, coming from Pompano Beach. In 1992 she retired from Georgia Pacific Corp. in Palatka after over 30 years of service where she had worked in the Bag Factory and later in Tissue Converting. She loved her family, including her church family. She had enjoyed taking care of her yard, reading, solving crossword puzzles and sudoku puzzles. She was independent, raising three boys when it wasn’t in style to be a single parent.

Preceding her in death were a son, Melville Smith; her parents, George and Mildred Ross; two brothers and sister-in-law, Melville Ross, and John and Faye Ross; and a sister, Ruth Medlock.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Kathy Smith of Palatka, Mike Smith of Palatka, and George and Gail Smith of Hollister; a brother-in-law, Odell Medlock of Palatka; nine grandchildren and spouses, Christine Cason, Jeremie Smith (Betty Daniels), Andrea and Matt King, Miranda and Richard Ramirez, Michael Smith, Jason Tibbs, all of Palatka, Travis Driggers of Hollister, Trenton and Katie Smith of San Mateo, and Tammy Strickland of Hollister; 19 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday (today), June 12th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 13th at Grace Community Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Combs officiating. Burial will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Grace Community Baptist Church, 120 Dinkla Lane, Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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