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Veronica Smith

Veronica Lane Smith

Friday, October 22nd, 1954 - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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Evangelist Veronica Lane Smith was born on October 22, 1954 to the late Reverend Willie L. Williams and First Lady and housewife Maxine Williams. She received her early education at Wayne County Elementary in Wayne County, Georgia. She was the youngest of five out of seven brothers and sister. At the age of 13 Mrs. Smith moved along with her siblings from Jessup to Jacksonville, Florida, where she attended and graduated from New Stanton High School, Class of 1973.

Evangelist Smith She later met and married the late Frank Denmark and to this union they were blessed with Shelia Ronnete Gettis and Frank Denmark, Jr. During this time Evangelist Smith decided to further her education and she attended Edward Waters College, where she earned a degree in Music, Childcare, Business and Philosophy. Evangelist Smith was employed as a Childcare Worker, Restaurant Hostess and Thrift Store Manager. Evangelist Smith divorce on May 19, 1985 and remarried Langford B. Smith, Sr. and from this union, Veronica E. Smith, Langford B. Smith, Jr., Perdita R. Smith and Jeremiah “Preacha” A. Smith was born. By this time Evangelist Smith was not only a homemaker, but she enrolled and attended the Community Baptist Church Faith Theology School, where she was ordained as a Minister, under the leadership of the late Pastor H. Gelgy and Evangelist M. Lohite on December 1, 1999. She was a Spiritual Member, Contributor and attendee of church, Tru–Way of the Risen Christ under the leadership of Pastor Elwyn Jenkins.

Evangelist Smith being the local Community Minister Leader and head leader of the Prison Ministry, also is the reasoning behind the many Lost Souls returning to Christ. A recording artist, Evangelist Smith later wrote, composed, arranged and produced her debut album in 2008. She will be remember for the hit songs, “Touch the heart of God, Dry Bones, and One Preacha Noah”.

Evangelist Smith leaves behind to celebrate her homegoing: a devoted husband, Deacon Langford B. Smith, Sr.; five children, Shelia Ronnete Gettis, Frank Denmark, Jr. Veronica E. Smith, Langford B. Smith, Jr. and Jeremiah “Preacha” A. Smith; sisters, Ruthie Willia Taylor, Linda L. Williams and Jean Frazier; brothers, Willie Lee Williams, Jr. and Thomas J. Williams; a host of grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, uncles and aunts, including other family members, friends, fans and followers of her ministry.

The funeral service for Veronica Lane Smith will be held 11:00 am Friday, November 1st, 2019 at the Riverside Baptist Church 2650 Park Street Jacksonville, Florida 32204. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 31st, 2019 at the Funerals By T. S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Funerals By T. S. Warden
    Address
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Riverside Baptist Church
    Address
    2650 Park Street
    Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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  • Interment

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 |
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019
    Location
    Edgewood Cemetery
    Address
    4519 Edgewood Drive
    JACKSONVILLE, FL 32219
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Posted at 11:37am
A Genuine Laborer in The Most High Army of God. Veronica was blessed with a golden voice and ministry from God. Veronica has come up with a new sound that she has created called Gospel/Operatic Glorified Melodies. Veronica accepted the calling as a Laborer in the Vineyard. Veronica is unique in song writing, preaching and singing. When listening to Veronica’s anointing , your soul will be blessed and healed with the inspirational arrangements and vocal sounds. Evangelist Veronica L Smith has touched so many lives with her anointed melodies, acknowledging that she is but one of millions called by God to sing. Veronica’s Operatic Gospel Melodies has a stabilization in Healing and Blessing anointing Power. Veronica is not just a modern day Gospel Singer, Veronica sings to touch the Heart of God and bring healing into the lives of her listeners. Her vocal abilities will astound you. Veronica is unique in her song writing and singing ability to motivate all ages to Walk with God.
CJ

CAROLYN JOHNSON

Posted at 06:05pm
I WILL NEVER FORGET THE TIMES MY KIDS AND I STAYED WITH YOU YOU TOOK CARE OF ME LIKE A BABY SISTER I WILL NEVER FORGET THE LATE NIGHTS TALKING AND LAUGHING WITH YOU I WAS CLOSER TO YOU THEN THE OTHERS MY HEART IS SO HEAVY I THANK GOD ABOVE FOR ALL THE MEMORIES OF YOU AND I'M GLAD YOU ARE AT PEACE NO MORE PAIN NOTHING BUT JOY AND SINGING IN THAT HEAVENLY CHOIR LOVE YOU ALWAYS ONE OF MY BIG SISTER'S
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