Johnny Abe Smith
Johnny Abe Smith, 73, of Jayess, passed away peacefully Dec. 6, 2021, at his home from heart complications. Johnny was born Feb. 23, 1948, in Lawrence County to Elbridge and Georgie Mae Ard Smith.
A funeral service was held Dec. 10 at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Graveside services followed at Divide Methodist Protestant Church Cemetery in Monticello. Jackie Robbins and Bro. Jeffery Conn officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home handling the arrangements.
Johnny loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Johnny loved helping people and was a joy to everyone. He was a member of Divide Methodist Protestant Church. He will be missed by everyone.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Sue Ballard Smith; his sister, Mary (Ronnie) Smith; his three children, Robbie Smith, (Chantay Fuller Smith), Eddie (Sherry Speights) Smith, and Suzette Smith; his four grandchildren, Jonathan (Ashley) Smith, Adrienne Smith, Bailey Smith, and Levi Smith; and his four great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and Payton Smith, Layla Jake and Asher Shumaker.
Those preceding him in death were his grandson, Eddie Jake Smith; his parents, Elbridge and Georgie Mae Ard Smith; and siblings, Sue Cupstid and Betty Chapman.