Shirley Barker Smith, 74, of Suwanee passed away on Oct. 20, according to a funeral notice.
Known as "Gram" to granchildren, Smith was a Duluth native and Duluth High grad. She became a substitute teacher in the Gwinnett County system after retiring from Georgia-Pacific in 2001. Also, she was a member of Johns Creek Baptist Church.
According to the obituary:
"Her passion and gift was music and singing. She sang in many choirs and was asked to perform solos in church, weddings, and for special occasions. ..."
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.