Gwendolyn Smith

Published 1:41 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Gwendolyn Ann Smith was born on April 26, 1945, in Bogalusa, to the late Carlos Smith and the late Virgie Harris Smith. She left this earthly life on May 26, 2022. Gwen joined Whitehall Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She was a dedicated hardworking member.

Gwen was a very active person. She loved her bike and could be seen riding around town. She was an avid walker and loved to tell you the happenings “on top of the hill.” Although Gwen had no biological children of her own, she raised several generations. She did it with strength, power and humility.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a very special niece, Virgie Moses of Bogalusa; two sisters, Donna Borders of Lynwood, Calif., and Barbara Ann Sykes of Stockton, Calif.; and a whole host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carlos Smith; her mother, Virgie Harris Smith; four sisters, Alfreda Adams, Bennie Britt, Sheila Porter and Sharon Smith; one brother, Carlos Smith Jr.; and three nephews, Freddie Adams, Bobby Adams Sr. and Eddie Adams Sr.

Drive-through visitation will be Friday, June 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Interment will be in Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at