SMITH Mrs. Sarah Martin Smith passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017 in a local hospice. A native of Jacksonville, she attended the local public schools of Duval County. Furthering her education she attended UNF, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Education in 1974. Mrs. Smith was employed by the Duval County School System as a Teacher, having rendered over 25 years of dedicated service before retiring in 1991. A Funeral Service will be held, 11AM, TODAY, February 17, 2017 at Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, where she held membership, Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson, Pastor, officiating. Survivors include her daughter, Constance Devaughn; grandchildren, Michael and Joyce Chapple; 5 great grandchildren; special goddaughter, Juliet Rogers; goddaughter, Dawn Smith; a number of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Smith will rest in the church for visitation from 9:30 AM until the hour of service. Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Friends are asked to assemble at the church under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr., (904) 766-9671.
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