Services for Louise Melbert Smith will be at 11:00a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Greater St. Lawrence Baptist Church, 2911 Cypress Street, Alexandria, LA. Rev. Roy L. Lott, Sr. will be officiating. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith, 88, of Alexandria, LA, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2019 at Rapides Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband: Cleotre Smith, Sr., parents: Jeff & Millie Melbert, (3) brothers: Jack Melbert, Charlie Melbert, Jeff Melbert, Jr., (5) sisters: Mable Compton, Ida Young, Haggar Anderson, Millie Pickens, and Leola Williams.
Louise leaves to cherish her memories – daughters: Mary Brevelle (Chris), Lisa Louise Smith (granddaughter she raised as her own), sons: Cleotre Smith, Sr. (Ella), Charles Smith (Ella D.), James Smith, Billie Smith (Arletha), sister: Bernice Williams, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 9:00a.m. at Greater St. Lawrence Baptist Church. Special thanks to the entire staff of Rapides Regional Medical Center, the staff of Riverside Hospital, the staff of Lagniappe Home Health, and Dr. Charles Joiner. Everyone for their thoughts, calls, and prayers during this difficult time.