In memory of
Johnny Jessie Smith Sr.
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In memory of
Johnny Jessie Smith Sr.
Johnny ""Too Thin"" Jessie Smith, Sr., age 86 was born on August 21, 1933 transitioned from this life on Sunday, September 29, 2019. He became a member of The Young Men of Olympian Jr. Benevolent Assn. Co. at the age of 5 years old. He was also a member of Scene Boosters Social Aid & Pleasure Club Division: Big Four, Payne Memorial AME and The Guste Highrise Church. Son of the late Henry Smith and Helen Clark. Father of Johnny Smith Jr., Ernest Turner Smith, Terrance Jackson- Smith, Renee Smith (Robert), Gail Smith (Brian), Jeral Smith, Landril Smith -Brumfield (Percy), Relonda Smith -Lebeau (Solomon), Jonquil Smith and the late Ava Jean Smith. Adopted Father of Teresita G. White (Dwayne) and Donyell G. Leonard. Devoted Nieces and Nephews Benetta Turner, Beverly Turner- Parson, Casandra Turner and George Edward Turner. Devoted Friend and care taker Gail Mack. Also survived by his 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Also preceded in death by his sister Bronetta ""Edwina' Turner, brothers Willie Sharett, and Ike Smith. Johnny is also survived by his devoted nieces Bronetta Turner, Beverly Turner- Parsons, Cassandra Turner and Gail Turner and devoted nephew George Edward Turner and best friend and brother Raymond Lewis. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastor, Officers and Members of Payne Memorial AME, The Guste Highrise Residents, The Young Men of Olympian Jr. Benevolent Assn. Co., Scene Boosters and all other Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs are invited to attend a Visitation on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Payne Memorial A.M.E Church, 3306 South Liberty St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 am. Rev. Dr. Troy A. Williams, Pastor, Officiating. Interment Lafayette Cemetery #2. A TRADITIONAL JAZZ FUNERAL. Family and Friends are welcomed to celebrate ""Too Thin"" as he take his last stroll down Washington Ave. for his Jazz funeral. You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com GERTRUDE GEDDES WILLIS FUNERAL HOME INC., IN CHARGE (504) 522-2525.
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In memory of
Johnny Jessie Smith Sr.
Johnny ""Too Thin"" Jessie Smith, Sr., age 86 was born on August 21, 1933 transitioned from this life on Sunday, September 29, 2019. He became a member of The Young Men of Olympian Jr. Benevolent Assn. Co. at the age of 5 years old. He was also a member of Scene Boosters Social Aid & Pleasure Club Division: Big Four, Payne Memorial AME and The Guste Highrise Church. Son of the late Henry Smith and Helen Clark. Father of Johnny Smith Jr., Ernest Turner Smith, Terrance Jackson- Smith, Renee Smith (Robert), Gail Smith (Brian), Jeral Smith, Landril Smith -Brumfield (Percy), Relonda Smith -Lebeau (Solomon), Jonquil Smith and the late Ava Jean Smith. Adopted Father of Teresita G. White (Dwayne) and Donyell G. Leonard. Devoted Nieces and Nephews Benetta Turner, Beverly Turner- Parson, Casandra Turner and George Edward Turner. Devoted Friend and care taker Gail Mack. Also survived by his 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Also preceded in death by his sister Bronetta ""Edwina' Turner, brothers Willie Sharett, and Ike Smith. Johnny is also survived by his devoted nieces Bronetta Turner, Beverly Turner- Parsons, Cassandra Turner and Gail Turner and devoted nephew George Edward Turner and best friend and brother Raymond Lewis. Relatives and friends of the family, also Pastor, Officers and Members of Payne Memorial AME, The Guste Highrise Residents, The Young Men of Olympian Jr. Benevolent Assn. Co., Scene Boosters and all other Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs are invited to attend a Visitation on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Payne Memorial A.M.E Church, 3306 South Liberty St. New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 am. Rev. Dr. Troy A. Williams, Pastor, Officiating. Interment Lafayette Cemetery #2. A TRADITIONAL JAZZ FUNERAL. Family and Friends are welcomed to celebrate ""Too Thin"" as he take his last stroll down Washington Ave. for his Jazz funeral. You may sign the guest book on www.gertrudegeddeswillis.com GERTRUDE GEDDES WILLIS FUNERAL HOME INC., IN CHARGE (504) 522-2525.
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Services Provided By
Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, Inc.
2120 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113
Past Services ╲╱
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