Annie Mae Smith was born October 2, 1927, to Willis and Annie Bell Smith in Temple, Texas. She graduated from Dunbar High School in Temple. She graduated from Prairie View University in Prairie View, Texas. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Temple, serving as Church Clerk, Sunday School Teacher, Baptist Training Union Director, Mission Chorus (Ruth Circle), and sang in the Combined Choir. She also served as Temple Sub-District Youth for St. John District Association and sang in the St. John District Choir. She was married to the late Mr. Raford Slider Jr. She worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, Texas, at the Information Desk from 1960 to 2004.
Survivors are a daughter, Glenda Faye Goard-Slider of Leavenworth, Kansas; sisters, Louise Martin of San Antonio, and Verna Mae Johnson of California; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and a host of relatives and friends.
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