Leila Jeanean Ross Smith

Leila Jeanean Ross Smith
1937-2020

1937

Leila Jeanean Ross was born in 1937 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of John Gary Ross and Leila Mae Hinson Ross.

1940

Lela Jeanene Ross was counted in the census on 12 May 1940 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 2 year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, John Gary Ross; her mother Lela Mae Hinson Ross; and siblings, Lorane Arvid Ross, Wyorian Lovella Ross, Gary Patricia Ross, and Loretta Valeria Ross.

2005

On August 1, 2005, Jean Smith was listed as a living daughter in the obituary of Leila Mae Hinson Ross.

2018

On October 18, 2018, Jean Smith was listed as the living sister in the obituary of Orvid LoRan Ross.

2020

Obituary of Jeanean Ross Smith

Leila Jeanean Ross Smith, wife of Paul Walter Smith, Jr., passed away Monday February 10, 2020 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital surrounded by her friends and loving family.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 in the sanctuary of Screven Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 2 p.m.

Born in Blaney, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late John Gary Ross and Leila Mae Hinson Ross. She was a graduate of Camden High School. Mrs. Smith was a devoted member of Screven Baptist Church, the Ruth Sunday School Class, and the Willowbank Women’s Lunch Group. She enjoyed working in her yard and keeping her house clean. The family reports that she would go through three Lion’s Club brooms a year with her sweeping. Mrs. Smith enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She would entertain all by playing her mother’s 82-year-old piano. Mrs. Smith delighted in sharing lunch dates with the love of her life, her devoted husband.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 59 years are, two daughters, Wendy Siau (Danny) and Paula Gunter (Will) of Georgetown; one son, Jeffrey Smith (Kathryn) of Columbia; one granddaughter, Abby Siau of Georgetown; four grandsons: Paul Scott Smith (Maria) of Gastonia, NC; David Smith (Emma) of Charlotte, NC; Austin Siau and Zachary Gunter, both of Georgetown; one great-grandson, Santiago Smith of Gastonia, NC; two sisters, Pat Hall of Augusta, GA and Loretta Carr of Elgin, SC.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by a sister, Wyrian Arnold, and a brother, LoRan Ross.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made In Memory of Jeanean Smith of Georgetown SC to ALS Association South Carolina Chapter, 7499 Parklane Road Suite 144 Columbia SC 29223, or online at //www.alsa.org/community/list-chapters.html?state=SC; Tidelands Hospice 2591 N. Fraser Street Georgetown SC; or Screven Baptist Church 2221 S Island Rd. Georgetown SC 29440.

Visitation

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Friday, February 14, 2020
Screven Baptist Church
2221 South Island Road
Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
843 546-2589

Funeral Service

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, February 14, 2020
Screven Baptist Church
2221 South Island Road
Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
843 546-2589

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