Myra Nell (Young) Smith was born in Jefferson, Texas on September 8, 1938, to Burnie and Winnie (Roberson) Young. She attended school in Jefferson Public Schools and continued her education at Texas Southern University. During her time at Texas Southern, she met I.M. Alexander Smith. Later she graduated from Dallas Baptist College with a B.A. in Psychology. Myra was united in holy matrimony on December 31, 1962 to I.M. Alexander Smith. This union was blessed with one child, Sonya Elise.
Myra accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She was a faithful member of Camp Wisdom United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas. She served in various duties with the United Methodist Women and the Administrative Board. She enjoyed the sharing of the Word, so she trained and served the church as a Lay Speaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Burnie and Winnie Young; and her husband I.M. Alexander Smith. To cherish her memory, Myra leaves a daughter, Sonya Lindsey; son-in-law, Kenneth Lindsey, Sr.; three grandchildren, Andrew Davis, Lauren Davis-Ojaomo and Derrick Davis; sister, Bernice Young; brother, Ray Young, Sr.; and sister-in-laws, Jeraldine Young and Ruth A. Smith-Landry; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
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Service Information Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 Time: 11:00 am Black and Clark Funeral Chapel Address: 2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216 214-376-8297
Visitation Information Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Black and Clark Funeral Home Address: 2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216 214-376-8297