Mary Jane Smith, 85, of Orange, passed away on June 30, 2019, at home.

 

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Orange.

 

Visitation will be at 10:00 am at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

Born in Hornbeck, Louisiana, on November 20, 1933, she was the daughter of Johnie C. Evans and Bessie Tilley Evans. Mary grew up in DeRidder, Louisiana and was a graduate of DeRidder High School where she sang in the high school choir. She sang in the choirs and played piano at First Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Beaumont, and Orange. Mary was a Sunday school teacher in the preschool department at First Baptist Church in Orange. With her husband she was the proud co-owner of Gary’s Coffee Shop. Mary’s husband, three daughters, and grandchildren were the light of her life. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Maxine DeMary and Laverne Hamilton.

 

She is survived by her loving husband, Winford B. Smith; children, Kathy Klinkhammer, and husband Fred of Houston, Jan Rice and husband Leonard of Austin, and Martha Dickey of Orange; grandchildren, Brent Dickey, Kayla Dickey Little and husband Joey, Trey Rice, Dustin Rice, and Kendall Klinkhammer; great grandchildren, Braydon Little, Lorn Little, and Dax Dickey.