Joan Katherine Smith

October 14, 1944September 10, 2020

Mrs. Joan “Joanie” Katherine Smith, age 75, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020. Joanie was born on October 14, 1944, in Springfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Walter and Adeline Jablonski.

Joanie attended South Hadley High School and graduated with honors from Westfield State College in Westfield Massachusetts with a major in Education. She was an outstanding math teacher and she made an impact on the lives of several of her students.

Joanie met the love of her life, Bill, and they were married in holy matrimony. This marriage was blessed with two loving sons, Jeffrey and Gregory. Bill and Joanie loved each other and they shared in many precious moments and adventures together.

Always the teacher, Joanie knew how to use resources to help others’ succeed. She was a dedicated worker for Hallmark and Dixie Clean Air up until her retirement. She led by example and was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church during her 45 years of residency in Roswell, Georgia. Joanie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her life and influence will be cherished in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Joanie is survived by her beloved husband, William “Bill” Allen Smith; loving sons, Jeffrey Smith (wife Monica), of Johns Creek, Georgia, Gregory Smith (wife Angela), of Douglasville, Georgia; grandchildren, Tegan Claire Smith, of Johns Creek, Georgia, Ewan R. Smith, of Johns Creek, Georgia, and a host of relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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Lynda Jackson

September 17, 2020

In times like these we often have questions including "why". I ask for your prayers to give peace and understanding for my brother Bill and his family. We will miss her greatly.

Love to my brothers and our families at this difficult time.


Eileen Kurkoski

September 16, 2020

Dear Family Members,
I liked Joan a lot in high school and hoped she would have a wonderful life. I appreciated her intelligence and kindness.
You know so much more about her and have shared much more with her so I extend my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Eileen Kurkoski
Classmate at So. Hadley High School

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

September 11, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Smith Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.


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