John Leeston Smith

Published 7:00 pm Friday, December 16, 2011

    Celebration of Life Memorial Services for John LeestonSmith, of Roseland, La., formerly of Brookhaven, are 6 p.m. onFriday, Dec. 16, at First United Methodist Church in Amite, La. TheRev. Brady Whitton will be officiating. Internment is 11 a.m. onSaturday at New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wesson.McKneely and Vaughn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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    Visitation is Friday from 5 until 6 p.m. at the church.

    Mr. Smith, 74, died Dec. 10, 2011, after a lengthy illness,surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 27, 1937, toGarland Lee and Julia Vivian Waldon Smith.

    He was retired from LP&L after 40 years of service and he lovedto shop at Wal-Mart.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; son, Brian Ashley Smith;and grandson, Warren Buonagura Jr.

    Survivors are his wife, Marie Wachtel Smith, of Rosaland, La.;daughters, Dr. Christina B. Givens and husband, Waylon, of Amite,La., Dr. Angela B. Lyle and husband, Matthew, of Rogers, Ark., LisaB. Cambre and husband, “Tee”, of Orlando, Fla., and Marie B. Landryand husband, Lance, of Metairie, La.; sons, Warren A. Buonagura andwife, Tara, of Metairie, La., and Kirk Patrick Smith; 9grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy Glenn Smithand wife, Faye, of Brookhaven, and Jack Randall Smith and wife,Dorothy, of Union Church; and numerous nieces, nephews and extendedfamily.

    The family requests memorial donations be made to First UnitedMethodist Church, Amite, 800 N. Duncan Ave., Amite, La. 70422; orNew Hope United Methodist Church, 2216 Hwy 550 NW, Wesson, MS39191.

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