Mary Jo Fitzhugh Smith

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Mary Jo Fitzhugh Smith of Little Rock went to be with her Lord, Thursday, July 29, 2010. Mary Jo was born to Jessie and Flint Ward on April 21, 1925 at Snyder, Texas. Her family moved to Malvern, Arkansas in her very early childhood. She grew up in Malvern. After graduation she married Chester "Chuck" Fitzhugh. She worked for the Labor Department (Boiler Inspection Division) for 30 years and retired in 1987. She was a member of Highland Valley United Methodist Church and the Highlander Sunday School Class. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her mother and father and leaves to cherish her memory her three children, Marilyn Fitzhugh Hutchison, Linda (Larry) Fitzhugh Yenner and Michael Joseph (Filomena) Fitzhugh; eight grandchildren, Greg (Lisa) Cash, Todd Cash, Carmen (Jimmy) Billingsley, Hollie Hutchison, John Hutchison, Janet (Jeff) Glass, Mary Jo (Todd) Koper and M. J. Fitzhugh; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Highland Valley United Methodist Church with Reverend Bill Cato officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home (501) 224-8300. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Highland Valley United Methodist Church, 15524 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72211. Online guestbook:

Published July 30, 2010

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