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Bossier City - A memorial celebration for Peggy Collins Smith, Ph.D., 80, will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the home of Pam and Rivers Breedlove, 216 Rolling Meadow Lane, Bossier City, LA.

Dr. Smith died Friday, June 8th in Shreveport, La following a courageous, but, brief battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, James L. Collins, mother, Erma Barton Collins, brothers, James "J.T." Collins, Doyle Collins, and Clifford "Buster" Collins. She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Smith, D.Min.; daughters Dianne (and Matt) Prothro, and Pam (and Rivers) Breedlove; brothers, Carl (and Gloria) Collins, Herschel (and Pearline)

Collins, and Dewayne (and Marlene) Collins; grandchildren Angela Bailey, Stefani Breedlove, and Hunter Breedlove; and a host of great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dr. Smith was a native of Grant Parish where her parents taught her to be humble and her brothers taught her to be tough, traits she would carry with her throughout her life. She graduated high school at Dry Prong High School and spent the next two decades raising her girls before enrolling in college. In 1984, she graduated from the University of New Orleans, cum laude with numerous other awards. She continued her education and earned her doctorate degree in

Psychology in 1989. In addition to opening and running Zachary Psychology Center, she was employed many years with ELMHS Forensic Hospital before retiring in 2016.

Throughout her life Dr. Smith wore many hats. In addition to dedicated psychologist, she was a loving wife and mother, loyal friend, writer, certified genealogist, and fearless supporter who faced life on her own terms which was usually full-speed ahead. She believed in leaving the world a better place and to that end, she donated her body to science. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Salvation Army of Northwest Louisiana, , , or the .
Published in The Town Talk on June 13, 2018
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