Maria De Jesús De Leon Smith, 62, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. A Viewing will be held at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. There will be no service at this time. Celebrate Maria’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.
On May 1, 1955, Maria was born to Manuel De Leon and Maria Socorro in Valparaiso, Zacatecas, Mexico. She lived in Roswell, NM, for over twenty-five years. Maria married the love of her life, Justin Smith on August 27, 1987, in Roswell, NM. They had one son whom she dearly loved, Roy Smith. Retiring as a caregiver, Maria worked for Community Home Care and had also previously worked at other places. Her most treasured moments were traveling with her family. Maria was extremely family oriented and loved spending time with her husband and son. She enjoyed attending The Door Church and going to the park. She will be greatly missed, and the memories she made with her family and friends will be forever cherished.
Those left to eternally treasure and cherish memories of Maria are her husband, Justin Smith; son, Roy Smith; parents: Manuel De Leon and Maria Serrano De Leon; sisters: Elizabeth De Leon, Maria Y. De Leon; and brothers: Tovias De Leon, Samuel De Leon, Jose De Leon and Ismael De Leon.
Preceding Maria in death were her brother, Javier De Leon; and aunt, Francisca Rivera.
Maria’s family would like to give Special Thanks to family and friends for helping through this difficult time.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the
path of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”