The Reverend Dr. Chrispin Finnegan “C. F.” Smith, Sr., a resident and native of Morgan City, LA, passed away peacefully, entering from time into eternity on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 12:02 P. M. at his residence.
A public viewing will be conducted from 3:00 P. M. until 6:00 P. M. on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church 113 Federal Avenue Morgan City, LA. (BY MANDATE, all visitors are asked to adhere to the CDC/local regulations by wearing masks and practicing social distancing). A Private Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Wake Service will be held on Friday July 17, 2020 at 7:00 P. M. Viewing will resume on Saturday July 18, 2020 from 8:00 A. M. – 10:00 A. M. A Private Celebration of Life Service celebrating Dr. C. F. Smith, Sr.’s Life will be held on Saturday July 18. 2020 at 11:00 A. M. Because of the mandate, BOTH SERVICES are for family’s invited guest only and will be accessible virtually by viewing the Jones Funeral Home, Inc. Facebook Page at 7:00 P. M. on Friday and 11:00 A. M. on Saturday July 18, 2020. Dr. Smith will be entombed with his beloved wife, First Lady Laura C. Smith of fifty plus years, in the Morgan City Cemetery – Mausoleum Section following funeral services.
Dr. Smith leaves to cherish his memory: his four children, Stephanie (Gillis) Carbin, Sr., Chrispin Smith Jr., Sonia D. Smith all of Morgan City, LA and Jonathan Smith of Charenton, LA; five grandchildren, Roneld Clay, Ronald Clay, Alessia Carbin, Brandi Smith, and Jillian Smith; three great-grandchildren, Laia Clay, Jeremiah Brinkley, and Aylin Williams; three brothers-in-law, Vincent Copper Sr. of New Orelans, LA, Raymond (Sedonia) Ina and Joseph (Octavia) Ina both of Franklin, LA; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Copper of Atlanta, GA and Diane Moore of New Orleans, LA; the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church family; along with a host of other relatives and friends who realize that Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.
Dr. Smith was preceded in death by: his wife, Laura Ann Copper Smith; his parents, David Sr. and Alfreda Williams Smith; two aunts he called “Mother”, Lizzie Williams and Ruth Williams; two brothers, David Smith Jr. and Joseph Smith; his mother-in-law, Iris LaVerta Green; his father-in-law, Charles E. Copper Sr.; a sister-in-law, Julia C. Dixson; three brothers-in-law, Sherwood J. Dixson Sr., Charles E. Copper Jr., and Xenophon Copper and one nephew, William Smith.
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