March 16, 2018


Gail Miller Smith
September 13, 1941 - March 10, 2018

Gail Miller Smith, a long time resident of Kentwood, LA. and Osyka, MS. and resident of Germantown, TN., passed away at the age of 76 in Collierville, TN.
She was born September 13, 1941 in McComb, MS, and was the daughter of the late Alton and Anna Belle Morris of Kentwood, LA. She was a graduate of Kentwood High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. She and her best friend, Mary Morgan, had a successful cleaning business for 25 years, serving clients in Louisiana and Mississippi. She was a member of Germantown United Methodist Church where she enjoyed her Women’s Bible Sunday School class and was a teacher. She was also a member of Team Read mentoring program at Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary School.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Smith was predeceased by her husband and father of her children, Fleet Nelson Miller, Jr., and also by her husband, Guy E. Smith; also by her sister, Mary Ann Graham.
She is survived by her children, Melanie Miller Downer of Natchez, MS; Eddie Nelson Miller and wife, Destini, of Amite, LA; and Robin Miller Jordan and husband, Patrick, of Germantown, TN; brother, William Alton Morris and wife, Velta, of Lancaster, SC; step-daughters, Tracy Smith Stanton and husband, Sean, of Denham Springs, LA and Christy Smith Loflin and husband, Tommy, Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren, Caroline Madison Downer, Miller Dalton Downer, Darby Blanche Miller, Reed Nelson Miller, Tess Elizabeth Miller; Melanie Clare Jordan, Colin Patrick Jordan and William Connor Jordan; step-grandchildren, Christian Stanton, Sydney Stanton, Emma Grace Stanton, Reese Loflin, Jackson Guy Loflin, Sampson Kyle Henshaw and Julia Elizabeth Bubrig; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service was held at Germantown United Methodist Church on Friday, March 16 for the Memphis/Germantown friends and family. Her celebration of life at home will be held at Line Creek Baptist Church, Kentwood, LA, on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, LA.
It is suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Germantown United Methodist Church for the benefit of Caldwell-Guthrie Weekend Lunch Program, 2331 South Germantown Rd, Germantown, TN 38138; Line Creek Baptist Church, 78659 Hwy 1053, Kentwood, LA 70444; or to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017.

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