Lori Denise Jones Smith, 49, of Mauriceville, passed away Wednesday, July 24, at her residence after an illness. Born on Augu. 5, 1963 in Orange, to her parents, Melbourne Clinton Jones and Frances Marie (Lyon) Jones, she lived in Mauriceville for the last year and had previously lived in Port Arthur. Lori was a master gardener, and enjoyed cooking, interior decorating and spending time with her family.

Lori is preceded in death by her father, M.C. Jones, and her fathers-in law, Arthur Taylor and Floyd Pierre Smith.  

Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 11 years, Joseph Floyd Smith of Mauriceville; daughter, Brandy Rachelle Taylor of Orange; son, Corey Joseph Taylor and his partner, Shanda Brickey of Vidor; mother, Frances Jones of Orange; sisters, Annette Moore and husband, Dale of Dripping Springs, Millicent Goodwin and husband, Jim of Newburyport, Ma., Melba Garrison of Austin, Renee Kelley and husband, Charles of Forest, MS., and Carla Lavergne and husband, Bubba of Mauriceville; brothers, Larry Umipeg of Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Ronald Jones and wife, Ginger of Beaumontm and Clinton Jones of Carthage; grandsons, Trentyn Zachariah Taylor and Connor Ray Taylor, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Services to remember Lori’s life will be at 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 26, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.  

Family and friends may sign the register and leave condolences at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.