Sometimes in one’s family, you are fortunate to have a person who is truly a leader and a master at nurturing. Well, we, the Smiths, were sincerely blessed having had Martha Jones Smith touch all of our lives. She remained so committed to her family until her death. Never giving any thought to either the task or the dilemma, Mama was always prepared to run the longest yard for her family, friends, grandchildren, or someone else’s child, that nurturing spirit always prevailed. Aside from the nurturing aspect, Mama was the ‘real Madea’. She was not shy and you never had to guess what was on her mind. I inherited that fiery, confident, bold spirit from Mama. I miss you Mama and thank you for my life!