Naomi Ruth Smith DuToit
Naomi Ruth Smith DuToit was born in Tyler, Tx on August 15, 1955. Nay passed from this life on September 15, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents Reverend Buck and Evelyn Smith, parents-in-law Bob and Janice DuToit, sister Janie Johnson, and sister-in-law Donna Smith. Naomi is survived by her husband of 23 years Mike DuToit of Tyler, sons Mec Cheney and wife Aimee of Lindale, D.J. DuToit and wife Sarah of Yantis, Dalton DuToit and wife Emily of Tyler, and daughter Tara Cheney of Tyler. NayNay will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Cason Cheney, Abby Cheney, Aiden DuToit, and Luci DuToit. Nay also leaves behind her brothers Roy Lee Smith of Oklahoma, James Smith of Tyler, sister Becky Lenz and husband David of Tyler, brother-in-law Mark DuToit and wife Veleda of Texarkana, and sister-in-law Mary Batie and husband Ronnie of Ben Wheeler. Nay was loved and will be missed by all of her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Naomi was a graduate of Van High School, but she lived most of her life and raised her children in the Lindale and Swan communities. Naomi was a hard worker and spent several years working in the car service industry. When Mike began to travel for work, Nay’s heart went with him and she soon followed him and worked for Buffalo Gap I&E in administration.
Naomi was a great example of a Proverbs 31 woman, she was worth far more than rubies. She loved the Lord and shared His love with all those that she knew. She had charity in her heart and was always the first to help anyone in need. She and Mike traveled around the United States handing out Bibles and ministering to others, always pointing them to the Cross. Her passion was working with widows and single parents. You didn’t have to look very hard to see the joy and light of Christ in Nay’s life. Nay was a member of Hosanna Full Gospel Church where she was at times a Sunday school teacher. Naomi was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. She sang in church and would encourage others to sing and be a part of the service.
Naomi was so much fun and enjoyed life. She was never one to look away from adventure and was always a part of whatever her children and grandchildren had going on. She was always the biggest supporter of her family and friends. On the sidelines or in the stands cheering them on or helping someone to find their way. She was a wonderful cook and she always took pride in presenting it in a nice manner. If things looked good, it was sure to taste good. Nay loved the beach and living and working so close...if she was off work, she was there. Naomi always took pride in her appearance and would teach the young girls in her life that they should never leave the house without their hair fixed, a little bit of lipstick, and that gold hoop earrings were never really out of style.
Graveside services will be held at Roselawn Cemetery 2003 Blue Mountain Boulevard, Tyler TX on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Gene Smith officiating. Following the service the family would like everyone to attend a celebration of Naomi’s life at Soma Church 3700 Old Bullard Rd, Tyler TX. Honorary Pallbearers will be Roy Lee Smith, JR, Lee Smith, Kevin Duncan, Alex Sparks, Terry Roach, Tommy Smith, Javier “BB” Soriano, and Wayne Pearson.