Opelousas – A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Joseph Levoys "Lee" Smith, age 90, on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. MSGR. Keith DeRouen will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Lee passed away on January 13, 2018 at St. Landry Extended Care. Lee was employed with St. Landry Homestead for 56 years as Vice President and Loan Officer, including serving on the advisory board. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Angels where he served as an Usher. Lee enjoyed maintaining a manicured yard and spending time with his grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his loving wife, of 62 years, Jacqueline Pitre Smith of Opelousas, son, Craig L. Smith (Kim), daughters, Jennifer S. Vidrine and Paula L. Savoie (Huey) all of Opelousas, sisters, Juanita Babineaux and Melba Latiolais all of Opelousas, grandchildren, Tucker Smith (Katie), Cody Smith (Anne), Krystle Breaux (Brandon), Danielle Lanclos (Derek), Jessica and Jacques Savoie ; great grandchildren, Tyler Vidrine, McKenzie Campbell, Devin Breaux, Blake Breaux, Olivia Lanclos, Lane Lanclos, Sadie Smith and Matthew Smith, special nephews, Gerald Boudreaux and Toby Bertrand (godchild).
He was preceded in death by parents, O'Neal and Ernestine Carriere Smith, brothers, Levy and Will Smith, sisters, Lillian Bourgeois, Veota Boudreaux and Ella Mae Soileau.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas, a rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. On Monday morning visitation will be held at Our Queen of Angels Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Special Thanks to Dr. Louis Nix, Dr. Leah Olivier and Staff, Prompt Succor Nursing Home, Opelousas General Health System and St. Landry Extended Care.
Pallbearers will be Craig Smith, Tucker Smith, Cody Smith, Huey Savoie, Jacques Savoie, Tyler Vidrine, Honorary will be Toby Bertrand, Gerald Boudreaux, Brandon Breaux, and Derek Lanclos.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.
Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas (2309 George Drive, Opelousas, La. 70570), (337) 948-6523 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Mr Smith was a blessing to me. He allowed me as a young police officer to purchase my first home. He used all of his resources to the loan happen. I often stopped by and spoke with him while working in his beautiful yard. My prayers are with you. Blessings Captain Martin McLendon
Martin McLendonOpelousas, LA
Sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Karen MecheArnaudville, LA
Sincere sympathy to the family!
Pat P Stuntz
Pat Palmer stuntzPorter, TX
My condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15
Amber MickaMonroe, LA
So sorry for your loss, we are keeping all of you in our prayers. He was such a nice person to work with!!
Ronnie and Pat LegerOpelousas, LA
Craig, Pat and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of your family.
Pat and Kim BeaughOpelousas, LA
I met Mr. Smith when he was my deceased wife Debbie Prudhomme Wyble and my loan officer for our home loan. He also was a friend of my mother-in-law. He was a kind and friendly man and enjoyed meeting him and doing business with him - a fine gentleman. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Mr. Smith.
Donald WybleOpelousas, LA