Donna Louise Smith of St. James, Missouri was born was born August 28, 1940 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Lester Austin and Sylvia Nadine Ammerman Walker and passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the age of 81 years.
She married James LeRoy Smith on August 24, 1957 in Senatobia, Mississippi.
Her smile was beautiful, and she always welcomed a chance to chat and catch up with her family and friends.
She enjoyed preparing home-cooked meals for her family, especially for the holidays. Holidays were filled with love, laughter and smells of her homemade desserts.
She worked for the local coat factory for 20+ years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Sylvia Walker; husband, LeRoy on October 18, 2019; and sister, Jilletta Jeneice Walker.
She is survived by her daughter, Lucinda Rae Davis and husband Jim of Lebanon, Tennessee; two sons, Ricky Lynn Smith and wife Gloria of Cuba, Missouri and Perry Smith of St. James, Missouri; three granddaughters, Dana McDowell and husband, Ronnie of Nashville, Tennessee, Michelle Johns of Rolla, Missouri and Amber Fast and husband Nathan of Carthage, Missouri; great grandchildren, Morgan Weber and Garon McDowell of Nashville, Tennessee, Joseph Cook, Caden Hayley and Kytelin Johns of Rolla, Missouri and Jaydan Feingold of Carthage, Missouri; sister, Vondenia Maples and husband Harold of Holt Summit, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Mike Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Craig Brown, Ronnie McDowell, Garon McDowell, Joey Cook, Caden Hayley and Kirby Lindsay.
Burial was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of St. James, Missouri.