Gainesville - Lauratta Williams Smith, age 77, a native of Gainesville (who spent many years in New York, NY and Tampa, FL), daughter of the late Luther & Laura Williams, Retired Certified Nursing Assistant & Member of Open Door Ministries, transitioned from this life on Friday, July 18, 2014, in Gainesville, at her home.
Mrs. Smith was a co-owner (along with her husband) of several businesses including Smith's BBQ, Smith's Masonry & The Rib Doctor.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Open Door Ministries (Gainesville, FL) with Pastor Samuel Jones Jr. officiating. There will be No Public Visitation of Mrs. Smith. Family & Friends are asked to meet at the Church at 10:45AM to form the Procession.
Left to cherish her memory are: A devoted husband (of 41 years) - Edgar Smith, Jr. of Gainesville, FL; daughter - Shirleen Boone of Gainesville, FL; son - Edgar Smith III (& Julia) of Williston, FL; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; nieces & nephews; cousins; in-laws; & sorrowful friends.
Initial Arrangements Entrusted To: DUNCAN BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME, 428 NW 8TH Street, Gainesville, FL.
Duncan Brothers Funeral Home
428 Nw 8Th St Gainesville, FL 32601
Published in Gainesville Sun from July 24 to July 25, 2014