Lila Laree Smith
October 19, 1923 – April 22, 2021
Lila Laree Davis Smith, age 97 of 925 Larson Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL, passed away on April 22, 2021. She was born in Haswell, Colorado on October 19, 1923.
She was a graduate of Warrensburg State Teachers College, receiving her Teachers Certificate. Lila was married to Everett T. Smith (deceased) on July 28, 1946.
After receiving her Teaching Certificate, Lila taught in the Benton County, MO school district. After moving to Florida, she found herself working at a doctor’s office and a detective agency. Lila went back to teaching and became the Principal at Orlando Baptist Temple School. Her last job was working at the Central Florida Sheltered Workshop.
Lila loved to garden and sew; a favorite pastime was making quilts. She would share this talent with her granddaughters, passing it on to the next generations. For over 50 years, she taught Bible to women and children. She was known as a kind, beautiful woman, and, in her words, “I want to share the comfort and love to others the Lord has shown me.”
She had four children: Clifford W. Smith, deceased (wife Vicki) of Jefferson, GA; Irvin L. Smith, deceased of Orlando, FL; Judy “Dee” Hall (husband Terry) of Altamonte Springs, FL; and Keith L. Smith (wife Phyllis) of Winter Garden, FL.
She is survived by eight grandchildren: Barry Smith (Eagle Mountain, UT); Sherry Grant (Jefferson, GA); Jeff Hall (Colombia, SC); Kristy Dennis (Athens, GA); Lauren Coffman (Oakland, FL); Brandon Smith (Orlando, FL); Shannon Hough (Clermont, FL); and Austin Smith (Madison, AL), in addition to nineteen great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. Siblings are Charles E. Davis (deceased) and Mervin A. Davis (deceased).
Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, FL.
In lieu of flowers, you can give to: Special Olympics - https://specialolympics.org (follow prompts to “In Memory of”) iServe Ministries, Jefferson, GA – https://www.iserveministries.org Pioneer Community Church, Eagle Mountain, UT – https://www.pccutah.org
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Lila Laree Smith
May 5, 2021
Dee & Terry and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Dee's Mom. Know how much she meant to all of her family and friends. Our prayers are with you.
All love in Jesus Christ.
Ron & Linda Preston
norm & beverly Dickerson
April 29, 2021
Judy (Dee) and family-
Remember your Mom as a wonderful Christian woman. She was Norm's faithful secretary at OBT. She was special to me as my son, Kerry's kindergarden teacher.
Comfort & blessings
Norm & Beverly Dickerson
April 26, 2021
So sorry to hear about Aunt Lila. I know she will be greatly missed.
Tonya, Sandra and I were already going to mom's sister, Marilyn's funeral on the 6th, so we will just come on over for Aunt Lila 's on the 8th. See ya'll soon to celebrate her life.