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Charles Edward Smith

June 27, 1955 September 28, 2019
Charles Edward Smith
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Our beloved father, Charles Edward Smith, entered into a peaceful rest September 28, 2019 after a gradual decline in health. He was surrounded by caregivers and loved ones during the last days of his life. Charles was born June 27, 1955 in Prattville, Alabama to the late Charles Smith and Betty Jo Smith. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army where he served for several years. He was stationed in Germany then later he was stationed at Fort Polk where he met his wife, Dianetta Smith. They were married and Charles became an instant father to Gregory Smith whom he loved as his own. Later, two daughters joined the family, LaShunda and Crystal Smith. Charles loved his children so very much and cherished every moment as a father. After he served his time in the Army, he was employed as a G-11 at Fort Polk. He was a faithful member of the Pride of Leesville Lodge #41 here in Leesville where he served as the Worshipful Master. He performed his office duties with pride. He joined Mount Olive B.C. and later joined the Latter Day Saints and was in the Priesthood until his death. He leaves to cherish his memories his former wife of 27 years and best friend forever, Dianetta Smith Maxie of New Llano, LA; one son, Gregory A. Smith/DeShone Smith of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters, LaShunda M. Turner/Charles Turner of New Llano, LA and Crystal Smith/Michael Smith of Fort Worth, TX; one brother, Willie Smith of Autaugaville, AL; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Smith of Autaugaville, AL and Lillie Allen of New Llano, LA; eight grandchildren, Tiarra Smith, Saxony Graves, Naomi Chapman, Sariyah Smith, Nakavia Chapman, Von Chapman, and Ki’Ziah Pattain; three nieces, Shavannia Dash, Vernica Smith, and Tiffany Smith; eleven nephews, Tamarcus Smith, Tawon Smith, Darrell Smith, Travis Smith, Travon Mosley, Tyler Smith, Shelby Dash, Cyril Lee, Ryan Dash, Mason Dash, and Christopher Smith; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Charles was preceded in death by his father, Charles Smith; mother, Betty Jo Smith; brother, Alvin Smith; and sister, Lorraine Smith.
His family would like to extend special acknowledgements to Naomi Heights; his special nurses – Kylie and Shinda; Dr. Hunter; The Dialysis Center in Alexandria, LA; Pastor Clennon Turner and First Lady Glenda Turner; Reverend Derrick Johnson and First Lady Connie Johnson; all the members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and The Latter Day Saints Church; Carl and Paula Magnum; Rapides Hospital; St. Joseph Hospice; and Jeane’s Funeral Service.
Funeral services for Charles will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Internment with military honors will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. A visitation time will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church.

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Visitation

Tuesday

8

Oct

9:00 AM 10/8/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

1110 S. 10th St.
Leesville, LA 71446

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
1110 S. 10th St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Funeral

Tuesday

8

Oct

11:00 AM 10/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

1110 S. 10th St.
Leesville, LA 71446

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
1110 S. 10th St. Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Central Louisiana Veterans' Cemetery Final Resting Place

3348 University Parkway
Leesville, LA 71446

3348 University Parkway Leesville 71446 LA
United States
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