Allegra Noelle Smith Allegra Noelle Smith was born in Shreveport on September 25, 1970, on a hot, Louisiana late summer day. John & Barbara Eubanks and Sloan, Noelle's older brother, adopted her on October 30, 1970 and welcomed her into the family. Noelle was a very active youngster who loved to run & play outside in the back yards of her two homes, originally in Plantation Acres in Alexandria then in Meadowdale sub-division in Pineville. Noelle was extremely close to her Great Grandmother, Mammy, who was her constant companion in her younger years. Their domino games were a constant every morning after breakfast. Her 46 years passed entirely too swiftly. Noelle worked after school and during the summers during high school, then she worked at JB Lafargue during summers after she completed college. She attended LSU-A then transferred to LSU in Baton Rouge where she graduated in Elementary Education, with honors. Noelle taught at Rosenthal Elementary then transferred to Ball Elementary where she reluctantly retired from her teaching career because of her lung cancer. Noelle spent four hard years battling the lung cancer at M D Anderson and Rapides General Cancer Center. Noelle loved working with children and was particularly proficient in teaching math skills. She taught 1st. 3rd, and 6th grades during her teaching career. Noelle married Gregory Shone soon after graduating from LSU. Their union produced one child, a son, Johnathon Andrew Shone. Following the end of this marriage, Noelle later married Macon Smith, whom she loved dearly. Noelle enjoyed traveling to different places with Macon, taking cruises, visiting the extended Smith family, and fishing for bream and trout with her dad and Johnathon. She also followed Johnathon around Louisiana and Rapides Parish as an avid fan while Johnathon played baseball in the Dixie Leagues. Two Beagles, Duffy and later Beau, were the loves of her life. Noelle gathered a great pleasure from her dogs and her family. Both her dad and her older brother, Sloan, assisted Noelle in scaring several innocent people; one the Mayor of Pineville, while she was learning to drive a car. On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Noelle left us here on earth to join her beloved Great Grandmother, Mammy, and her Eubanks' grandparents. All that remain on this earth who knew her, will forever have the joy of having shared her life and the huge loss of her caring personality. A service of Death and resurrection will be held at Horseshoe Drive United Methodist Church at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016. In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions in honor of Noelle Smith to M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030. Friends may post online messages of condolences for the Smith family by visiting www.rushfh.com .
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