Mavis Smith Bloom

Published 3:36 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

Mavis Smith Bloom

September 21, 2017

Mavis Smith Bloom, 80, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017.

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The graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Delwood Baptist Church with Rev. Conrad Salter officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Delwood Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Janet Brock, 242 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Climax, GA 39834.

Mavis Smith was born October 25, 1936, in Camilla, Ga., the daughter of Preston Paul Smith and Esther Eugenia Salter Smith. She was a graduate of Mt. Dora High School and served for years as a classroom teacher and day care director. Mavis was a member of Delwood Baptist Church.

After her retirement and move to Bainbridge, Mavis was an active member of Bainbridge Country Club where she thoroughly enjoyed Friday night activities and a good round of golf. She was a fantastic cook and her family’s favorites were “anything she cooked”. Mavis had a special cheesecake recipe that was out of this world. She also mastered prime rib recipes and canning. Just recently she “put up” figs from her brother’s trees. Mavis has been described as a good mother and sister who will live forever in their hearts.

Survivors include her children, Robert Bloom and his wife, Daneen, of Maryland, Vivia Nottingham and her husband, Ron, of California, and Lewis Bloom and his wife, Victoria, also of Maryland; her brothers, Oliver Smith and Eddie Smith; her eight grandchildren; and her four great-grandchildren. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Robert “Bill” Bloom; her son, Frank Bloom; and her sister, Vera Smith Gibson.