Katrena C. Smith

Published 3:50 pm Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 11, 2021, at New Hymn Baptist Church in Pinola, for Miss Katrena Centrell Smith, 44, who died Monday, July 5, 2021 at Magee General Hospital in Magee. Rev. Robert West Jr. officiated with interment following in the church cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Katrena Smith was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mr. Tommie Bouie and Mrs. Clementine Smith Ratliff.  She was reared by her mother and step-father, Mr. Louis Ratliff and had a special bond with her godfather, Mr. Jessie Newsome.

After graduating from Prentiss High School in 1995, she furthered her education at William Carey University where she graduated in 2010 with a double major Bachelor’s Degree in English and Psychology.  She was employed with Nissan of America in Canton.

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Miss Smith was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Tommy and Dorothy Nell Bouie; maternal grandparents, Lee “Skip” Smith and Rosie B. Smith Holloway; step-grandparents, James and Ella Ree Ratliff and Isom Holloway.

She is survived by her sons, Leonard Herring and Quentin Herring both of Pinola; father, Tommy (Idella) Bouie; mother, Clementene Ratliff of Pinola; brothers, Willie Ratliff, Jr. and Kendrick Ratliff both of Virginia; Traevon Ratliff of Prentiss and Jason Bouie of Magee.