Mr. Donnell Smith
October 22, 1964 – March 10, 2019
Donnell Smith was born October 22, 1964 to the late Gertrude Smith and Jim Marshall Jr. He professed his faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Fairview Baptist Church in Elm Grove, LA. He was educated in Bossier Parish schools, graduating from Haughton High School in 1982. Donnell was a star athlete in football and track. As a senior, he helped lead the Buccaneer football team deep into the LHSAA playoffs. After high school Donnell enlisted into the United States Army. During his time in military, he received numerous awards and commendations for honorably serving his country for 11 years. Donnell also was deployed in support of campaign Desert Storm.
Donnell was proceeded in death by his parents and three siblings.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his son Jamal Smith, daughter Candice Smith and granddaughter La’Niyah. Six brothers; Jim Henry Marshall, Rev Henry J. Marshall (Janice), Earnest Smith, Roggie Smith, Ronnie Smith (Carolyn) and Dennis Smith. Five sisters; Mary Ivy (Jimmy), Estella Smith, Debra Barnes (Lamar), Adrianne Richardson (Norman) and Gertresa Smith. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
- Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, March 20, 2019
- Committal Service Wednesday, March 20, 2019