Dolly Anne Smith Weger, age 84, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023. She was a resident of Hattiesburg, MS. Born February 21, 1939, to parents James Elmer Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Bernice Rube Smith of Lake, MS, she was the fourth of five children.
She married Allen Harrison Weger, Sr. and together they had 5 children, Allen, Tammy, Stacy, Hans and Christy. After her husband entered the ministry, she served alongside him in churches in Mississippi and Arkansas. She found her greatest joy by being actively involved in the music and missions ministries of those churches and sewing for her family. She worked as a bookkeeper and eventually as an office manager for various businesses through the years. Utilizing her skills, she became a consultant for the Stewardship Department for the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. She authored a manual to help churches manage their offerings more efficiently and used that manual as the basis to lead church conferences across the state of Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by parents James Elmer Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Bernice Rube Smith, husband, Rev. Allen Harrison Weger, Sr., son, Dr. Stacy Weger, great-grandson, Liam Mooneyham, and sister, Jeannine Harmon.
Survived by two sons, Allen (Marion) Weger, Jr. of Gulfport, MS, Hans (Sabrina) Weger of Greensboro, GA, two daughters, Tammy (Dr. Steve) Mooneyham of Greensboro, GA, and Christy Weger of Weddington, NC, two sisters, Marguerite Vance of Lake, MS, Patsy Girard of Hattiesburg, MS, one brother James E. Smith, Jr. (Janet) of Fairview, TN, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Mission Dignity program at Missions Dignity, PO Box 819109, Dallas TX 75381-9957 or electronically https://www.guidestone.org/mission-dignity/get-involved/tribute.
Mission Dignity is a ministry of GuideStone Financial Resources which provides financial assistance to retired Southern Baptist Ministers, workers and their widows who have faithfully served God's people and now find themselves struggling to meet basic needs.