Zettie Helen Rembert

b. 13 February 1902, d. 18 March 1935
  • Zettie Helen Rembert was born on 13 February 1902 in Montgomery County, Texas.
  • William Erasmus Rembert and Sarah C. Leonard appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Zettie Helen Rembert, Exa Inez Rembert.
  • She graduated from Richards High School on 6 May 1918.
  • William Erasmus Rembert appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Zettie Helen Rembert, Exa Inez Rembert.
  • Zettie Rembert and her nephew Kenneth Rembert were photographed in Humble, about 1920.
  • She married Roland Lemuel Smith, son of Hesekiah Smith and Gabriella McCune, circa 1920.
  • The following appeared in in a Baptist periodical: On Sunday Sept. 15 we were called to Richards to hold burial services for our friend and brother, Dr. W. E. Rembert. Dr. Rembert was born in Ala. Dec. 4, 1840. Had he lived till his next birthday he would have reached the ripe age of 89 years. When the war between the States came on he went out with the Louisiana first Volunteers serving in Lee’s army thru-out the war. At the breaking out of the war he was a student in Tulane Medical College at New Orleans.
         In 1866 he married Miss Elizabeth Lewis at Mansfield, La. To them were born 8 children, 4 of whom are still living, namely, Mrs. Mae Lathan, Converse, La., W. E. Rembert, Jr., Camden, Ark., Mrs. Bertie Welch, Montgomery, and Mrs. Ettie Welch, Crockett, Texas.
         He came to Texas in 1892, locating at New Waverly, Texas, where his wife died in 1893. Leaving there he moved to Richards in 1894. In 1898 he married Miss Sallie Leonard; to them two children were born, both living, namely, Miss Inez Rembert, Richards, and Mrs. Roland Smith, Goose Creek. In 1918 he was again bereaved of his wife. The writer conducted her funeral.
         Dr. Rembert joined the Baptist church some 50 or 60 years ago. He was one of the charter members of Richards Church.
         Dr. Rembert did a world of charitable work in connection with his practice of medicine. He was a faithful church man. He took great delight in reading his Bible. He loved his Lord, his family and his friends. The writer will never forget when in 1910 he and his family were stricken with flu and the Dr., good friend and brother as he was, came and ministered to us.
         In addition to his church membership he was a faithful and loyal member of the Masonic Lodge. After the funeral the Masons took charge and in their beautiful and impressive way put the body to rest. 
         A number said it was the longest procession ever seen from as small a town as Richards. It no doubt expressed the very high esteem the kind Dr. and family were held by their friends. 
         The writer was assisted in the funeral service by Brother J. Welch, pastor of the Richards Baptist Church. 
         May the Lord bless the bereaved is the prayer of a friend. 
         -- His Former Pastor, N. R. Davis, Normangee, Texas.
    [Note erroneous year of first marriage and misspelled children's names.]
  • Roland Lemuel Smith and Zettie Helen Rembert appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Pelly, Harris County, Texas, at 508 Harding Street. Other members of the household included Ruby Opal Smith, Helen Inez Smith, Roland Lemuel Smith Jr., Billie Rembert Smith and Exa Inez Rembert.
  • Zettie Helen Rembert died on 18 March 1935 at age 33 in Tomball, Harris County, Texas.
  • Her husband Roland Lemuel Smith became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Fairview Cemetery, Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • Last Edited: 25 Dec 2016

Family: Roland Lemuel Smith b. 22 May 1898, d. 9 April 1968