Jeanette Upton Smith

November 16, 1945 ~ September 26, 2018 (age 72)

Jeanette Upton Smith                 

November 16, 1945 / September 26, 2018

 Memorial service for Jeanette Upton Smith, 72, of Hokes Bluff, AL will be held on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 113 Brown Avenue, Rainbow City, AL 35906. The Reverend Michael Goldsmith will officiate.  Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home announcing.

 Jeanette passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and mentor to many who lived life “one day at a time” for over twenty-six years. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her throughout her life. Those lives will forever be filled with her message of hope and love.

 She is preceded in death by her parents Barney A. and Nora Lee Upton; brother, Byron Upton; sister, Ann Upton Jergensen; Former husbands and friends, William (Bill Sherman) and Robert (Bob) Smith.

 Those left to honor her memory include her daughters Kristin Sherman and Shannon (Jeff) McCullars; grandchildren, Will Cantrell, Parker Sherman (Morgan) Hardin, and Chelsea (Edward) Mullen; sister, Janis Lisenba; sister-in-law, Patricia Sherman; numerous nieces and nephews; her loyal dog Jack, and special friends Marti “Alford” Armstrong and Ed Gartman.

 Special thanks to Amedisys Home Health and Hospice, MMC Homecare, Dr. Asif Kaleem and Dr. Dallas Wilcox.

 “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”-RALPH WALDO EMERSON

My Mother lived an extraordinary life by loving her friends and family, always putting their needs first. She was an example of what we all can and should do in this world, leave a legacy, in the lives of those we love for future generations. Thank you to my Mother, my mentor, my friend, the most successful person I know. I am grateful for your many lessons reminding always that, “the matter of the heart is always what matters most.” You will forever be in our thoughts and hearts with every breath we take. Your loving daughter-Shannon

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in remembrance of Jeanette may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 113 Brown Avenue, Rainbow City, AL 35906.

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 Refreshments will be served, and beautiful memories will be shared following the service in the fellowship hall for family and friends.




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