Lucille "Lucy" Hartman Smith

  • Born: August 29, 1933
  • Died: March 7, 2020
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lucille "Lucy" Smith, 86, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, widow of Benjamin "Ben" Clayton Smith, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel.

Born August 29, 1933 in Millen Township, Michigan, Lucy was preceded in death by her loving mother, the late Elizabeth Hartman. Her enlistment in the Navy WAVES brought her to Charleston at the age of 19 and she spent the rest of her life here. Various jobs included the Polaris Missile Facility (POMFLANT), Sears, and the IRS where she met her future husband, Ben.

Lucy was well known locally as a talented watercolor artist, volunteer at MUSC in the pediatric burn unit, and devoted church member at Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church and later First Baptist Church. She will most be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew and were uplifted by her warm smile and ever present love for all.

She is survived by three daughters, Deborah "Debbie" Berry, Denise "Dee Dee" Montgomery, and Deanna "Nana" Smith. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Cheyne Dowds, Corey Dowds, Megan Montgomery, Emily Roberts, Alex Shaw, and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Roxane Parr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roper Hospice Cottage, 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Debbie, Denise, and Deanna,

We just happened across the notice that our dear friend your mother Lucy had passed. (We had lost touch with her after she left Sweetgrass Village.)
We will always cherish our memory of both her and Ben as they provided wonderful fellowship at New Life Church and a Godly example of a Christian married couple when we were young and had young children. She was such a talented artist and her handmade greeting cards were special. But what was most special about Lucy was her deep faith in God and her ability to personally connect whenever we would run into her. We thank God for her life and pray His Peace be upon you and your extended family as you remember her in days to come.

Posted by Norman & Patti Moebs - Friend   August 13, 2020

To Lucy's Family,

As I looked upon the walls of my home, I wondered if Lucy continued to paint. I had collected so many of her works throughout the years that I "handed some down" to my niece for her new home. I discovered that she had passed and wanted to reach out to her family.

I met your mother during an event and loved her artistry. Throughout the years, I purchased many paintings and have them proudly displayed. (even in the bathrooms :)

Please know that her memory will live forever and she touched lives far and wide.


Posted by Beth Kern - Taylors, SC - Acquaintance   June 26, 2020

We would like you to know what a wonderful friend and lady your Mom was to both of us. She is a precious angel of our Lord's now who will suffer no more. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you all.

Posted by Paul and Mary Ann Bolen    March 11, 2020


Lucy was such a kind and gentle was my honor and pleasure to have known her over the years as her dental hygienist. She was a delightful lady and I know she will be welcomed with joy into her eternal home. Blessings and heartfelt condolences to Ben and her family.

Posted by Kathy Gaffos    March 11, 2020

Debbie, Dee Dee, and Nana, Hello from 50+ years ago when we all lived in Glynn Terrace. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a sweet lady. My prayers are with your families!

Posted by Luci Oliver Carter - Summerville, SC - Family Friend   March 09, 2020

Such a gracious, kind and talented woman. My life was enriched from knowing her and her daughters

Posted by Linda Page - MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - Friend   March 09, 2020

My condolences to all her children and family. I will always remember the beautiful cards she hand made when my mother was ill, and the bible verses in them that gave me such comfort. May that same peace be with you now in your grieving.

Posted by Laura Bartholow - Charlotte, NC   March 09, 2020


You will be missed very much...and it was with great pleasure of knowing you...

Posted by susanne Fields - Summerville, SC   March 09, 2020

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