Joan Smith Anding

Published 10:25 am Friday, September 8, 2023

The funeral service for Joan Smith Anding will be 11 a.m., Saturday, September 9, at New Prospect Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service.

Mrs. Anding was born in Brookhaven April 19, 1935, to Dewey V. Smith and Lois Laird Smith. She was a resident of Brookhaven for 88 years until the time she was called away to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, September 7, 2023. Mrs. Anding was a faithful and loving wife to Mr. Hewitt for 72 years, and she was a lovely mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a gracious southern lady and a devoted Christian, serving with her faith family at New Prospect for many years. Her favorite hobby was working with ceramics. Mrs. Joan will be greatly missed by those who loved her, and she will leave a legacy of faith and integrity to all those who come behind her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Evelyn Smith; and brothers, Earl Smith and Dub Smith.

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Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Hewitt Anding; children, Cathey Smith (Ronnie) and Dale Anding (Vivian); four grandchildren, Ryan Smith (Lacey), Ashley O’Quinn (Bill), Cassie Veazey (Steve), Allyson Hamilton (Chris); ten great-grandchildren, Tess Holley, Coy Fontenot, Parker Holley, Jackson Smith, Caleb Fontenot, Jase Smith, Emry Hamilton, Raylan Hamilton, Waylon Veazey, and Calvin Veazey. She is also survived by other loving family members and friends.

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