Sylvia Harper Smith departed this life on Monday, July 13, 2009, surrounded by her family at The Guardian in Lake Charles, La., after an off and on battle with cancer. She fought a tough battle; the cancer and then two major back surgeries, 6 days apart. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Sylvia graduated from Sugartown High School. She worked for West Brothers General Office many years as Executive Secretary. Later Sylvia worked many years for Beauregard Electric Cooperative and retired there. Then she devoted more time to family and friends. Through the years, she also did volunteer work for various organizations.
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Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Myers Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will be at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder, La. Rev. Jim Miers, Rev. Wayne Kite, and Rev. Jimmy McDonald will officiate.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Herbert Smith of DeRidder; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Lisa Smith of Lake Charles, La.; granddaughter, Sophia Elisabeth Smith of Lake Charles; brother, A. L. Harper of Woodville, Texas; sister, Marie England of DeRidder; sister-in-law, Billie Harper of DeRidder and many special friends.
She was preceded in death her parents, Albert and Ina Harper; brother, James A. Harper and nephew, Lance Harper.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: www.myers-colonialfuneralhome.com
Published in Deridder Daily News on July 15, 2009