Barbara Smith


Barbara “Bessie” (Burzynski) Smith, 97, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Waco. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, May 19, beginning at 1 p.m. at Bedias Baptist Cemetery in Bedias.

Bessie was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Grimes County, to Louis and Rosalee Burzynski. She married Edwin Smith and she was a homemaker, a quilter and a sweet mother.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a granddaughter. She is survived by her children, William Smith and his wife Dolores of Anderson, Barbara Summitt and her husband Jim of San Clemente, Calif., and Dorothy Shepard and her husband Bill of Waco; her brother, Gene Burzynski of Richards; her sister, Effie Sulek of Houston; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.