Jean Ann Smith
May 18, 1947 – April 5, 2018
Jean Ann Smith, 70, of Charleston, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 18, 1947 in Charleston to the late Clifford and Frances E. Winfree Layton. Jean was a member of Esta Memorial Baptist Church, Witcher and was a custodian for the Kanawha Board of Education with 15 years of service.. Her husband, Daryl Edward Smith Sr.; sister, Wanda Faye Evans; and brother, Grover Lee Layton, also preceded her in death. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. She is survived by her son, Daryl Edward (Teresa) Smith Jr.; grandson, Travis L. (Amber) Smith; great-granddaughter, Paislee Ann Smith; brother, Clifford (Linda) Layton Jr.; sister, Camela Blount, all of Charleston; niece, Robin Elizabeth (Mike) Strauser of Charleston; sister-in-law, Loretta (Ronnie) McNabb of Deepwater; and several other nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. The burial will follow the service at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.
- Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
Jean Ann Smith
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Daryl Smith Jr.
April 7, 2018
Mom, I wanted to just take a small moment to say thank you for being my mom. Anyone could have given birth to me but only you could be my mother. The last couple of years was difficult but all the while you still maintained a love for Jesus and through him showed a love for me only a mom could have. Dad went home and we held each others hand and shared so many thoughts but we did what so many forget to do, we never let a day go by without saying I love you to each other. That was dad's requirement to close every day for as long as I can remember. Mom thank you so much for the life you and daddy gave me. You both taught me that no matter what life had in store for me to go through I had by the Grace and Mercy of God and the precious life redeeming blood of Jesus an answer for any question I had along my way. I have the blessed assurance that both of you as well as myself were saved by the blood and that because of what Jesus did, that made three nails and two pieces of wood a bridge to eternity that wont fail to get me and all that call on the precious name of Jesus safely home.
Mom it was an honor calling you mom. It was a blessing looking back to have had the honor and privilege to have tended to your needs and had your complete trust that out of my solemn love only a son can have I was graced with walking through this life with you. Well done Mom. Ill see you in but just a little while. I love you.
April 5, 2018
You were always a very special aunt in my life Jean. I will hold you close in my heart and memory. Rest well til we meet again. Much Love, David