Mrs. Arlene M. Smith, of Marianna, FL, transitioned from life temporal to life eternal on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Jackson Hospital.
She was a member of the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church of Marianna, FL. She received her early education in the Duval County School System; secondary education from Florida Memorial College of St. Augustine, FL, receiving her B.S. Degree; and received her Master’s Degree from Troy University. She began her true passion in life, becoming an educator, first in Nashville, GA and later transferring to Jackson County School where she retired after 30 years.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Jason Clayton, Rev. Joe Tripp, Rev. Dovie Lewis, Rev. Francis Menchion and Rev. Ronald Mizer, Pastor Officiating.
Interment will be in the Orange Hill Cemetery, Marianna, FL
Vann Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.
The viewing will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Vann Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith will lie in repose at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time for the service.
She leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond and precious memories, a loving family:
Three Daughters: Gail Watkins of Jacksonville, FL; Corliss Coverdell of Marianna, FL and Corliss Smith of Greenville, SC
Two Sons: Henry Smith of Jasper, FL and Gerald Smith of Marianna, FL
Sister: Marion Young of Jacksonville, FL
Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.