OBITUARY

Oliver Lawrence Smith

June 7, 1954May 29, 2021

Bro. Oliver L. Smith 66, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. went home to be with his lord on Saturday May 29, 2021. He was a dedicated member of Greater St. John Baptist Church, where he loved sharing his love of the lord, singing in the choir, fellowshipping and making everyone laugh by cracking jokes. Oliver served his country proudly for twenty plus years in the United States Army Reserve, and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He was a kind and generous man always willing to help others in need. Oliver is preceded in death by his parents Rachel and Ben Smith Sr., and his son, Marlon L. Smith. He leaves behind to cherish in his memories, daughters, Shelita Smith, Sharon Smith; brothers, Lee Dell Young, Ben Smith Jr., Brad Smith; Grandchildren, Michelle Smith, Shania Smith, Aniyah Smith; close friend Taneshia Fisher, and her children Taylor-Iman Fields, Oliver L. Smith Fisher. Services will be held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St. Baton Rouge, LA. on Tuesday June 8, 2021, visitation will be from 9 am until the funeral service at 12 pm with interment to follow at Louisiana National Cemetery at 2 pm. Pallbearers will be Brad Smith, Kenric Henry, and Caleb Smith.

  • FAMILY

  • Shelita Smith, Daughter
  • Sharon Smith, Daughter
  • Lee Dell Young, Brother
  • Ben Smith Jr., Brother
  • Brad Smith, Brother
  • Michelle Smith, Granddaughter
  • Shania Smith, Granddaughter
  • Aniyah Smith, Granddaughter
  • Taneshia Fisher, Taylor-Iman Fields, Oliver L. Smith Fisher, Close friend and her children

Services

  • Visitaiton

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Memories

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Dorothy Washington

June 8, 2021

Dear Family,
My husband and I were taken away when we got news of Brother Oliver's passing. He was a pleasure to be around, never a dull moment with him, we enjoyed fellowship and singing in the choir whenever he attended church at GSJ. Always had us laughing about something he done said !
Just know that you all have our deepest sympathy ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Brother Ellis and Sister Dorothy Washington

Rochelle Brown

June 6, 2021

Mr. Oliver was one of a kind. I loved to hear him talk. He always had a joke to tell, and dressed to impress. One day he came into the VA and I had cooked pasta and he told me he was hungry, he had just made it back on the shuttle from New Orleans, and I fixed him a plate and got him a cold drink. He loved it, and asked me to make him a pan. I never got to make that pan for him. Even when things got tough his spirit never changed. Iโ€™ve lost a few patients, but this one really hurts. Heaven gain an angel.
I love you Mr. Oliver, get your rest and Thank you for your service!

Emelda Hawkins

June 6, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Oliver Smith. I remember meeting Mr. Oliver when I started working at the Dept. of. Veterans Affairs. From day one it was something about him and it was always a joy to see him. We would talk before he caught the shuttle to New Orleans for his appointments and I would ask him if he had his snacks and he would say yes Ms. Hawkins. I have everything I need. He was always so neat and squared away. Despite what he was going through he always remained positive and never gave up hope which was what I admired about him. So with that being said I will miss you Mr. Oliver and take your rest because Heaven has certainly gained an Angel. You fought a good fight ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’”

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY