OBITUARY

Johanne Bailey Smith

November 3, 1948October 13, 2017
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Johanne B Smith, 68, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in N Chesterfield after a lengthy battle with dementia. Born in Manchester NH on November 3, 1948, she was the daughter of Robert R. and Virginia H. Bailey. Though she retired from Christian Children’s Fund at the age of 65 one of her most memorable occupations was working for Bronco’s as the manager. She loved working with the staff not to mention the country singers that came through the door to include Billy Ray Cyrus, Conway Twitty and many more. Though she lost a lot of memories she would always talk about her adventures at Bronco’s. Throughout her years she served in several positions with PWP supporting adults and children alike through tough times of divorce and or departure of loved ones.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her sister and spouse along with their four children and grandchildren. She always felt that her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her biggest accomplishments and would always tell anyone that would listen how proud she was of them all.

Memorial service with be held on Thursday 5:30 pm, October 19, 2017 at Woody Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel. Celebration of life for family and friends following the service at 1200 Adkins Road, N Chesterfield, VA 23236.

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  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Your Kids

November 4, 2018

Miss you mom Celebrating your life. Love you

Mattie Akrie

October 23, 2017

My condolence to Johanne's family. I worked with Johanne at ChildFund International. She was a very special person to me and we shared some very special moments. One of those moments was when I got married she let me wear her mother's vial. Johanne will truly be missed but never forgotten.

Mattie

Shirley Green

October 17, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Johanne's passing. I worked with Johanne at CCF. My prayers are with you!

ALONZO NICHOLSON

October 17, 2017

Hey Ben it's Nick... just wanted to send my condolences. It's not alot I can do...but keeping you , Lori Taylor and Benjiman in my prayers will definitely strengthen you in this time. My dad used to say...We've had them longer than we will be without them..... be strong...stay encouraged...and never lose focus on what lay ahead. LOVE YA MANNNN!

BARBARA WARD

October 17, 2017

Ben! Please accept my sympathy,you and your family.

Victoria Benucci

October 17, 2017

I've met Johanne a handful of times and each time she had the biggest and brightest smile. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

With Love
Benucci Family

Ben Smith

October 17, 2017

Julie Randall

October 17, 2017

My sincerest condolences to my brother-in-law Ben, sister Lori and family. I am sorry to hear of Johanne's passing. May her legacy live through her children and grandchildren.

Love,
Julie

Jetta Washington

October 16, 2017

I did not get the opportunity say my goodbyes to Johanne before she left ChildFund as I was went home to bury my Grandmother. But I will always remember her infectious humor and am so thankful she got to live a full life before her transition. I was very sad when my grandma passed away, but at the same time I got to reflect on her life what an AMAZING woman she was. I'm sure you all are very proud of her and all she has provided and stood for. Continue to celebrate her life and all she has done. My prayers, love and blessing to you all.

Diann Bell

October 16, 2017

Sincere condolences to Ben, Lori and the entire family

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