Gertie Mae-Smith-Obituary

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Gertie Mae Jenkins Smith

Gretna, Louisiana

Aug 20, 1939 – Aug 9, 2019 (Age 79)


August 20, 1939
August 9, 2019
Gretna, Louisiana


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Davis Mortuary Service - Gretna Obituary

Gertie Mae Jenkins Smith entered peacefully into eternal rest at her residence on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the age of 79. She was a native of Thibodaux, LA and a resident of Marrero, LA. Gertie was a graduate of Lincoln High School and a retired Certified Nursing Assistant. She was a member of Silverella Social & Pleasure Club. Beloved wife of Earl J. Smith Jr. Loving mother of Dorothy Richardson Carrie, Stanley DuBois, Zina Jenkins, Carlton Jenkins, Taryan Smith, and the late Joseph DuBois, Tyrone Jenkins, and Cynthia DuBois. Daughter of the late Walter Jenkins, Sr. and Dorothy Jennings. Sister of the late Walter Jenkins, Jr., Phillip Jenkins, and Beverly Hunter. Sister-in-law of Jule Smith, Judice Smith, Myra Smith, Defani Smith, and Domanique Smith; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Second Zion Baptist Church, priest and parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and all neighboring churches; employees of West Jefferson Medical Center, Masion Deville Nursing Home; members of Silverella Social & Pleasure Club; former patrons of Jessie’s Restaurant and Lounge are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Second Zion Baptist Church, 6520 Second Zion Ave. Marrero, LA on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00a.m. Pastor James Nelson Brown, officiating Visitation will begin at 8:00a.m. until service time at the above named church. Interment: Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery-Westwego, LA Arrangements by Davis Mortuary Service 230 Monroe Street Gretna, LA  To view and sign the guestbook, please go to

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To Gertie's family & friends ~
Our meetings were always short, sweet & kind. We met briefly through relatives & friends by way of Jessie's Restaurant & Bar. I found Gert to be a very sweet & cordial lady. Years after the closing of the restaurant we remained passing smiles & heartfelt love between one another. I am touched by her passing in that I will never see that smile again. I'm thankful that I met her & enjoyed each time we coincidentally passed. Family,...

I love you mameee you always was a very nice an sweet lady an carrying gone miss u.

Rest in heaven dear Mom. My heart goes out to my friend Stanley for the loss of his mother. My condolences to the family.

In loving memory of such a wonderful, loving friend and Sister from another
Mom and Dad!
Love you Gert and will never forget You!
Earl, My nieces and nephews.....
Your jewel is in Our SAVIORs Care!
❤ Auntie Geareld Favorite

Mommy you are truly going to be miss. You touched the hearts of everyone you met. You showed me how to love when love didnt love me back. That was the God in you. Its because of you Im who I am today. I hurt when I think about not being able to hug you and hear you say I love you my baby. But its ok, you tell everyone up there Ill see them later. I love mommy more than words can say. Rest mommy rest!

Sending love and prayers to the family . May the Lord, our God, grant you peace and strength to endure in these hours. God Bless !

Sending Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the Jenkins & Smith Family, I will Cherish all those good memories I have growing under you . I will never forget your beautiful smile . Get your Rest Gert. We love and will miss You .

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Mrs. Gert you were one of a kind. Enjoyed working with you at WJMC. Those were the good old days! Praying for the family