Leon Smith, Jr.
September 16, 1956 - February 14,
Brother Leon Smith, Jr. was born on
September 16, 1956 to the late Iristean and Leon Smith, Sr. He was a native of
Franklinton, LA and upon completion of high school, he made New Orleans which
was his home for nearly 30 years before returning back to his hometown of
Franklinton. After accepting Christ at an early age, he remained committed to
being a disciple of Christ. Brother Leon was a dedicated member of Greater Hayes
Creek Church. He faithfully served as a member of the male choir and the adult
choir. His willingness to serve in various capacities, along with his humility
and kindness, defined his character and allowed the glory of the Lord to be
revealed for being a godly example of a leader, a husband, a father.
Leon ‘s spiritual journey was strengthened when he married the love of his life,
Antowanette Neville, on April 19, 2002.
Brother Leon was preceded in death by
his father Leon Smith, Sr. and mother, Iristean Smith, grandmother Gradulee
The legacy of Brother Leon Smith, Jr’s life will be cherished by his
daughter and loving wife, Antwinette Smith, sons, Solento Rodriquez Leon
(Demetrice) Smith, III, Daniel Cornellus (Shanna) Smith, Carlton Ray (Jeness)
Clarks, Darius (Kayla) Smith; Daughters, Ireon (Alijah) Smith, Kadesha Smith
(Jonny) and Daleonne Smith, 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers Leroy (Carol) Smith and
Bruce Smith. Mother-in-law Rutha Mae Jones, 4 brothers-in-law, 2 sister-in-laws
and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2:00PM –
6:00PM at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton.
Funeral service will be
held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00PM at Greater Hayes Creek Missionary
Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome Warren – Officiating. Internment –
Crain and Sons Funeral Home are in charge of