Josephine “Jody” Smith
Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:08
Josephine “Jody” Smith, 75, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born April 10, 1939 to the union of her parents, James Archie and Jennie Vestal. Jody was a faithful member
of Community Baptist Church and was devoted to her family and friends. She was a retired frontend manager with Brookshire’s Grocery. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 8, at Community Baptist Church
in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. Interment followed in the Hasley Cemetery of West Monroe under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jerry Lamar Smith; and a brother, Claude Reid Vestal. Survivors include two sons, Rusty Smith and wife Cheryl of Jena, and James Neal Smith of New Orleans; grandchildren, Curtis Smith of New Orleans, Stephanie
Smith of Washington State, Chris Allen, Robin Allen, Joshua Smith and Tommy Smith, all of Jena; 14 great grandchildren; siblings, George Vestal of Fountain Hill, AR, Marvin Vestal of Snyder, AR, Lyndon Vestal of West Monroe, Tony Vestal of Portland, AR, Linda Vestal of Bellville, AR, and Judy Sadler of Portland, AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Curtis Smith, Chris Allen, Robin Allen, Josh Smith, Bubba Jackson, and Tommy Smith. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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