Leora Lewis Smith
Published 8:00 am Friday, March 20, 2020
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Friendship M.
B. Church in Monticello for Mrs. Leora Lewis Smith, 96, who died
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at her residence. Rev. Kelvin Langston
officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Leora Smith was born to the late James and Dollie Ann Lewis. She
was married to the late Emmitt Smith Jr. and to this union eight
children were born. She joined Friendship M. B. Church at an early age
and served as Church Clerk, choir member, BTU and Institute Secretary.
She was employed at Kellwood Manufacturer and Lawrence County
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruby Longino and Annie
Longino; two sons, Augusta Smith and Willie C. Smith Jr.; siblings,
Leo Lewis, Leffie Lewis, Sherman Lewis, Milton Lewis, Gladys Lacy,
James H. Richardson and Mae E. Baggett.
She is survived by four children, Emmitt (Velma) Smith and Earlene
(Jimmy) Warren both of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Bettye (R.B.) Collins and
Henry (Punch) Smith both of Monticello; one brother, Elmer L. Lewis of
Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 14
great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.