Lones Gus “Jerry” Smith

08/25/1925 - 10/29/2018

Obituary For Lones Gus “Jerry” Smith

Born to Alphonse Gus Smith and Hester Desselles Smith on August 25, 1925, Lones Gus Smith, affectionately known as “Jerry,” after living a full life, entered into his heavenly home at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018.

On April 30, 1976, Lones joined St. Anthony of Padua Church in Bunkie, LA under the leadership of Bishop Lawrence P. Graves. During his life he worked as a farm worker, operating a blade cutter for sugar cane and for a period of time he was also a boxer in Jackson, Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse Gus Smith and Hester Desselles Smith, sisters Waver Smith and Gertrude Smith Battiste Tate, brother Wiltz “Stud” Smith, nephew Donald Ray Battiste, brother-in-laws Sullivan Battiste, Sr. and Lewis Tate, sister-in-law Theresa McIntosh and godson Dorien Smith.

He leaves to cherish his life and memories his nieces and nephews: Sullivan Battiste (Deloris) of Bunkie, LA, Brenda Joyce Drain of Fort Worth, Texas, Martha Lynette Nash of Bunkie, LA, Al Smith (Susan) of Cottonport, LA, Patricia S. Green and Gertrude S. Chambers of Bunkie, LA, Linda Robinson-Tillmon (Kelvin) of Houston, TX, special friends Joey Frank, Gerard Moreau, and Marvin “Babe” McCree and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. 

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Services

3
Nov

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church
409 St. John St.
Bunkie, LA 71322
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3
Nov

Interment

01:00 PM
First Union Baptist Church Cemetery
1537 Bordelon Rd.
Bunkie, LA 71322
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