Linda Smith

Published 1:00 pm Monday, September 12, 2022


Linda Smith, beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother went to meet her Lord and Savior on September 8, 2022, at the age of 77. Visitation will be held Friday, 9/16/2022 from 5:00PM-8:00PM and continue Saturday 9/17/2022 with services at 2:00PM at Riverwood Family Funeral, Brookhaven MS. All are welcome to attend the services to celebrate this special lady.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Russell Cameron Smith and her grandson, Brooks Ashton Smith of Brookhaven, MS; her parents, Lenwood and Ruby Lucille King of Holden, Louisiana; siblings Ray King, Joyce King Gill, Imelda King Broussard, and Gene King, all of Louisiana.

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She is survived by her children Kimberly (Wayne) Mitchell of Parkville MO, Mark Smith, and Jason (Heather) Smith of Brookhaven, MS. She is also survived by her grandchildren Grant (Sheena) Abbey of San Diego, CA; Samantha (Niko) Mitchell of Houston, TX; Anna Katelynn Smith of Jackson, MS and Cole Smith, Jacob Smith, Jonah Smith and Jackson Smith all of Brookhaven, MS; Her siblings Norma King Doughty and Glenn (Beverly) King of Holden, Louisiana. She is also survived by her bother-in-laws Louis Broussard and Johnny Gill; sister-in-law Connie Smith Beavers and lifelong special friends Charla Kaulk, Paula Green, Delois McClelland and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Linda Smith was born on August 30, 1945, in Holden, LA. She graduated from Holden Hight School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University. She married Russell Cameron Smith of Brookhaven in 1965 and lived in Brookhaven for most of her life. She was a buyer for Lofton Department Store for many, many years. She loved the Lord and was also active in her church community. Most of all, she dearly loved her children and grandchildren and spent most of her time going to recitals, football, baseball, and soccer games. She moved to Madison, MS in 2002 and moved to Kansas City, MO in 2021 where she resided until her death.

Linda had a beautiful, loving, thoughtful and generous spirit with a contagious smile always on her face. She was loved by all who knew her and adored especially by her grandchildren. Donations may be made to Holden Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Holden Louisiana or to the charity of your choice.

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