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JoAnne Bennett Pearson Smith (04-28-2016)
Photo of JoAnne Bennett Pearson SmithJoAnne Bennett Pearson
Smith, 79, a retired florist,
went to be with the Lord
while surrounded by her
three daughters on April 19,
2016, in Farmerville.
JoAnne was born in
Union Parish on April 7,
1937 to her parents, J. D. and
Vera Ray Bennett.
At the age of 50, JoAnne
pursued her love of flowers
and became a licensed
florist working for Brookshire’s
for several years.
Her other passion was music,
and to hear her play the
piano was a treat for all.
She was preceded in
death by: Her parents; and
her husband of 22 years, Max. G. Smith.
JoAnne is survived by: Three daughters – Terri Pearson
Gregory and husband Rice, Toni Pearson Grier and husband
Bobby and Tammi Pearson Anderson and husband
Johnny; two step-sons – Joseph Smith and wife Mandie
and Jonathan Smith; her sister, Bettye Bennett Nolan; two
nephews – Matt Nolan and Johnny Pearson; two nieces –
Angie Nomey and Vevia Sturm; grandchildren are Kylie
Jones and husband Ben, Anna Hayes and husband Wade,
William Gregory and wife Lexi, Kassidy Bennett and
husband James, Kelci Rodgers and husband Trey, John
Richard Anderson and wife Ree, Jed Anderson, Claiborne
Smith, Nolan Smith, Graham Smith and Garrett Young;
11 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly; her uncle,
James “Sonny” Bennett and wife Barbara. Pallbearers were grandsons, William Gregory, John
Richard Anderson, Jed Anderson, Wade Hayes, Ben Jones,
James Bennett and Trey Rodgers.
The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation
to the compassionate staff at Arbor Lake Nursing Home,
caregivers Susie Smith, Debra Caples and Lynn Walker.
Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21,
2016 at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home in Farmerville.
A Celebration of Life service was held Antioch Baptist
Church of Farmerville on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m.
with Bro. Nick Andrews officiating. Interment followed
at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,
910 Pierremont Road, Suite 410, Shreveport, LA 71106
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www