Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA


Eva M. Smith

December 13, 1938February 8, 2020

Eva Marie Smith, born Dec. 13, 1938 to Theodore and Lorena Encalade. She was the loving mother of Michael Sr (Melody) Smith, Don (Kerry) Smith, David (Tracy) Smith and Crystal (Patrick Sr) Smith. She was the proud grandmother of 11, great grandmother of 17, and great-great grandmother of 2. Beloved sister of Lena (Johnny) Encalade, Bernadine Watts, Carlton (Joycelyn) Encalade, Orelea Duncan, Linda Davis, and Leroy (Willie) Encalade . Dear friend of Willie Pearl Smith, Glenda Smith, Melvin Duncan and Edwin Little, who she referred to as one of her sons. Proceeded in death by her parents; brother, Warren Encalade, brother-in-laws; Jesse Watts and Elton Davis. Eva was native of New Orleans, La. and moved to Lake in the Hills, IL in 2000, where she live for over 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Crystal Lake, IL . Family and Friends are invited to her HomeGoing celebration on Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at Fischer Community Church, 1737 L B Landry Ave., New Orleans La. Visitation 10am and Funeral Service at 11:00am. Burial to follow at Bethlehem Cemetery, Point a La Hache, La. Reverend John Riley of St John Baptist Church (Ministry of Life) Braithwaite, La Officiating.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Interment Saturday, February 15, 2020


Eva M. Smith

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Charles & Jynnifer Walker

February 11, 2020

Don, Kerry, and Family,

May God grant you peace, comfort, and strength during this journey. I am thankful for the fun times we shared with you all and Miss Eva. We will always remember her smiling face.

We love you all and we will continue to keep you in our prayers.