Funeral services for Mrs. Valerie N. Smith will be held Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1pm at Barham Funeral Home - Forest Lawn Chapel with interment in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Jim Gordon will be officiating with Barham Funeral Home – Forest Lawn Chapel in charge of her arrangements.
Mrs. Smith, 84, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018.
Mrs. Smith was a seamstress by trade and a member of Cathedral Assembly of God. She loved to make jellies and can pickles, but most of all she enjoyed sharing her homemade goods with family and friends. She would not allow you to leave her house empty handed.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters Rebecca Gunter (Larry) and Charlotte Bayse; Sisters - Inez Rhodes, Janice Guin (J.L.), Imelda Powell (Dennis): Brother - James Neal (Janie): Grandsons - Nicholas Gunter and Christopher Gunter: a Brother-in-law - John F. Smith Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents William Edward and Gladys Neal; husband William O. Smith and sisters Ruby Moore and Delores Southern.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cathedral Assembly of God or your favorite charity.
Friends may sign the online register at www.barhamfuneralhome.com.
James and I are sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady and she will be missed.
James and I are out of town visiting family. Sorry we were unable to be there for the funeral. Our love and prayers.
Betty BoothMeridian, MS
Rebecca, we send our thoughts and prayers
to you and your family during this time and in the days ahead.
Richard and Judy FordFoley, AL
We send our condolences to Rebecca & Charlie during this loss. We will truly miss Valerie and have treasured memories of the years during our visits.
James & Janie NealGila Bemd, AZ
Janice &Rebecca, I am so sorrow for your loss. Your sister & Odell were good people. I'll never forget the visit with Odell at his fire station after my mother's death. May God comfort you and yours during this time.
Raymond GroganMeridian, MS
Rebecca, I know how special your mother was in her life. She cherished her time with you. I remember always getting excited about your moms wonderful jellies. My whole family enjoyed her cooking. All of the things your mother enjoyed are present in everything that you do. She had a good heart and you do too. I pray that you will find peace in her memories. I thank God everyday that your mom blessed us with YOU! MISS and LOVE YOU!
Jennifer PonsonPensacola, FL
Please accept my condolences in the loss of Valerie. May she rest in peace.
James R LintonFort Worth, TX