Sybil Virginia Smith

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 11, 2008

“I have fought a good fight. I have finished the course. I havekept my faith.”-2 Timothy 4 : 7

Sybil Virginia Smith passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008. Mrs.Smith, 88, was a native of Brookhaven. She was a member of theFoster Road Baptist Church and the Sarah Adult No. 2 Sunday school.She was also a past matron of Fairfield’s Eastern Star Chapter No.211 in Baton Rouge, La., a member of Central Eastern Star No. 23and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 38. She retiredfrom Blue Cross Blue Shield. Her hobbies were cooking andquilting.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Smith Starnes and husband,Jimmy, of Baton Rouge, and Glenda Smith Moreno, of Olla, La.; asister, Maxine S. Calcote; her four grandchildren, Ricky W. Gayleand wife, Pam, Steven M. Starnes and wife, Amy, Amy L. White andhusband, Roddy, and Stacy S. Henry and husband, Ross; her sevengreat-grandchildren, Kelli G. Evans, Jasmine White, Christy White,Anna Claire Henry, Stuart M. Starnes, Abigail Virginia Henry andCharles Andrew Starnes; and her three great-great-grandchildren,Triston Evans, Adrianna Evans and Kade Swett.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva A. Smith; herparents, George W. and Lavada B. Smith; her two sisters, Annie S.Smith and Pauline S. Rollins; her two brothers, George W. Smith,Jr. and Aubrey L. Smith; and her son-in-law, Clarence Moreno.

The funeral services will be on Thursday, Dec. 11 at noon.Visitation will be at 11 a.m. at Greenoaks Funeral Home Chapel. TheRev. Huey Moak with Foster Road Baptist Church will officiate.Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Pallbearers will be Steve Starnes, Ross Henry, Harry Smith, TracySmith, Jimmy G. Calcote and Jason Smith.

Special thanks to Linda Delaughter and Betty Gail Freeman. The wakewas on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

“She left behind beautiful memories. Her love is still our guideand though we cannot see her, she will always be at our side. Ourfamily chain is broken again and nothing seems the same. But as Godcalls us one by one, the chain will link again.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to St. JudeChildren’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN38173-9984.