Edna Laverne Smith

Edna Laverne Smith, 86, of Bernice, LA went to join her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. She passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Edna was born May 20, 1927 in Cotton Plant, AR to the late Ora and Floyd Dendy. She relocated at a young age to Bernice with her family. She married Forrest Smith, who preceded her in death November 29, 1952. She devoted her life to her family and raising her only daughter.

Throughout her life she enjoyed traveling, nature, and her home and family. She always had a smile on her face and a friendly hello for everyone she met.

Edna is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Forrest Smith; her parents, Floyd and Ora Dendy; and 5 sisters, Alma Jordan, Montez Carroll, Floy Fitzgerald, Willie B. Dendy and Yvonne Jordan.

Edna is survived by her daughter Penny Chiumenti and son-in-law Alessandro Chiumenti of Padova, Italy; sister, Sue Burkitt of San Leandro, CA; sister-in-law Monette Dendy of Bernice, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held at Pisgah Baptist Church, 113 Pisgah Church Rd. in Bernice from 5 pm-8 pm Sunday, March 23rd. The funeral service will take place at 10 am on Monday, March 24th officiated by Bro. Jeff Hurst with the burial immediately following in the Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org.

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