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Barbara Catherine Smith


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Catherine Smith Obituary
BARBARA CATHERINE SMITH 7/20/1933 - 4/17/2014 A woman of dignity and grace, entered into eternal rest, leaving this life to join our heavenly father on April 17, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Barbara was born July 20, 1933 in Hattiesburg, MS to John Percy and Fred Lena Weathersby of Hattiesburg, MS. She graduated in 1952 from Royal Street High School in Hattisburg, MS. Barbara married Johnnie Smith December 1952 of Hattiesburg, MS and from this union she had (2) children. Barbara passed the California real estate exam in 1972. She was a sales associate with Grier Smith and Wright for several years and Progress Realty until her retirement. She was a member of the Riverside Board of Realtors. Barbara had the will and motivation to excel, she was awarded several times the Riverside Board of Realtors top ten salesman of the month and top ten salesman of the year. Barbara is survived by her husband of over 62 years, Johnnie Smith; son Darren Smith; daughter Michelle Hardie; son-in-law William Hardie, all reside in Riverside, CA; step son Samuel Hooker and wife Beverly of Columbia, SC; grandchildren Khaleelah Hardie, Malik Hardie, Ernest Hooker, Marlon Hooker and Toutk Hooker and many great grandchildren. Viewing: Monday, April 28, 2014 from 6-8pm, Second Baptist Church, 2911 Ninth Street, Riverside, CA 92507. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10am at Second Baptist Church. Repast immediately following service. Graveside will be at Riverside National Cemetery, 1:45pm, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 24, 2014
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