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Leonard Levi Smith

Leonard Levi Smith joined his loving wife in eternal rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at the age of 81. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church in Sumrall. Interment will be at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Bros. Robert Arinder, Robert Cole, and Greg Bennett will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Rocky Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

The family mourns the loss of their loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Friend. Levi was so full of life and tried to share that with everyone. He taught all to enjoy the little things in life and to be happy. He always believed in a strong work ethic balanced with laughter and family, which was a great example to all. Levi always enjoyed large family meals with friends in attendance and the outdoors. He enjoyed planting a garden, watching it grow, and then sharing it with everyone. Levi truly loved his family, and he shared his love of God with all those he came into contact with through kindness and his many acts of service. His children are eternally grateful for all the sacrifices he made on their behalf, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by Wife, Joann Goar Smith; his Parents, Henry & Edna Smith; two Brothers, Vernon Smith, Clyde Smith; and five Sisters, Esther Patterson, Irma Bourne, Edna Stuart, Velma Barber, Trellie May Davis.

He is survived by two Sons, Ralph David Smith (Sandra)‚ of Columbia‚ Stephen Smith (Amber)‚ of Collins; three Daughters, Peggy Cole (Winford), of Columbia‚ Sandra Mason (Jeff)‚ of Brandon‚ Shirley Gail Dunham‚ of Sumrall; one Brother, Henry “Bud” Smith (Maedell), of Florence; seven grandchildren, Robert Cole (Jinger), of Columbia, Joseph Smith, of Sumrall, Andy Smith, of Arnold, Missouri, Jonathan Mason (Kathleen), of Huntsville, Alabama, Morgan Mason, of Flowood, Garet Dunham, of Sumrall, Ava Smith, of Collins; and two Great Grandchildren, William and Sam Cole, both of Columbia, and a host of Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

Pallbearers will be Ben Bonner, Danny Denham, Brandon Henley, Robert Riley, Jerry Stuart, and Brad Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Bennett, Robert Scott, and Jason Smith.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Leonard Levi Smith
November 9, 1939 - February 2, 2021





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