Mr. George Smith Sr. was born February 26, 1936 to the late Charlie and Lizzie Smith in Canton, Mississippi. He earned his heavenly wings September 25, 2020 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital.
George accepted Christ at the age of 17 under the leadership of Rev. Johnson at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Canton, Mississippi. George sang with a group called, “The Harmony Kings.”
On June 3, 1957, George relocated to New Orleans where he met his beloved wife, Evelyn Casimere. Eight years later he married Evelyn on July 24, 1965. George retired from Wegmann-Dazet & Company in 1994.
George’s parents, Charlie and Lizzie Smith, three brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death. George leaves to cherish his memories to his devoted and loving wife, Evelyn Casimere Smith; three sons: George Smith Jr., Michael Smith, Reginald Smith Sr. (fiancé Rachael Paez); one daughter, Stephanie Smith; one grandson, Reginald Smith Jr.; one granddaughter, Sametra Smith; one brother, Sammy Smith; one sister, Ollie Mae Harris; four brother-in-laws: Percy McGruder, Samuel Casimere III, Charles Casimere and Luke Martin; two sister-in-laws, Joyce Casimere and Diane Martin; devoted friends, Ralph Dezet, Sam and Bolo, All Unique, his barber, Woods; RTA workers and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of George Smith’s life and final rest will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. The service will be livestreamed on www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com. Visitation: 9:00am. Service: 10:00am. A facial mask is mandatory for attending the visitation and service.
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