Lucille D. Smith-Marsh

August 16, 1936August 7, 2018
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Lucille D. Smith-Marsh, age 81, of Knoxville, moved from her earthly home on August 7, 2018 to her permanent residence – HEAVEN -. She was welcomed and escorted before the Throne of God to bow, give thankfulness, and worship her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a struggle and battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Her mind is free and clear. Lucille was a longtime member of Valley View Baptist Church of 33 years. She retired with 37 years of service with South Central Bell/AT&T. A 1956 Fulton High School graduate. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were the light of her life. She was a true example of a Christian, her light shined bright. She held strong values which she lived and instilled much knowledge about God, The Bible, Love and respect to her children at an early age, every day of her life. She passed those values along to her grandchildren. She loved to travel and enjoyed going to Christian concerts, especially The Gaithers and friends, and listened to gospel music. Preceded in death by her father, Verlin Davis and her best friend, mother, Mossie Davis; loving husband, Joseph Marsh and first husband and her children’s father, Roy L. Smith; dear friend, Wanda Walsh. She is survived by her children who rise up and call her “Blessed”. Gina (Greg) Headrick, Danny Smith, Karen (Chris) Rayburn; grandchildren, Paul, Stacy, Alyssa, and Amber; special friend of 64 years, Ernestine Hinton, Joanne Johnson, Gertha Hurst, and many more special friends. A very special thanks to the outstanding, giving, and loving caretakers and all other departments of Ben Atchley Veterans Home and Smoky Mountain Hospice for all your love, care, and support. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Chapel, 2300 Adair Drive. The funeral will follow with Rev. Justin Pratt and Rev. Charlie Lynch officiating. Interment will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10 am at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alzheimer’s Association, ATTN: Marching Warriors for Lucille, 9050 Executive Park Dr., Suite A106, Knoxville, TN 37923. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Paul Walsh SR

August 10, 2018

Just want to send my love to Gina Danny Karen your mother was a great woman and was a close friend to me after Wanda passed away she would call me every day to check on me even when her an Joe got married they both called me we all will be reunited again in heaven with our Lord you can call me anytime just to say hello or if you all need anything I'm here for all of you

Robin Wayman Oldacre

August 10, 2018

When I think of Ms Lucille I think of Mull's Singing Conventions and Giffin school class parties. She loved the Lord and her children and everyone knew that.

Katherine Bradley

August 9, 2018

I did not know your Mom that well, but I consider you a wonderful and loving friend. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. I know your Mom has received her complete healing, and will suffer no more. She has met her Savior, that she loved and lived her life as a Godly woman. The Bible tell us : To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Sending hugs , love and prayers.❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼

Karen Becknell

August 8, 2018

I was,so honored to spend time with
Miss Lucille. From her bursting out in song to enjoying eating her footsie pop. S he was a brave and special lady. May God honor your presence as much as we did. I will miss seeing you but know you are in a much better and are saving us a place.