Krotz Springs- A Mass of Christian burial will be held for Grace Speyrer Smith at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Krotz Springs. Rev. Fr. Taj Glodd will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and burial will follow in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Krotz Springs.
The Readings will be done by Alyssa Smith Mistric.
Grace Speyrer Smith was born on April 10, 1936. She was a native of Leonville, Louisiana, but has made her home in Krotz Springs. Mrs. Grace passed away at her home on Thursday, April 14, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Grace was a quiet gentle soul and she loved everyone she came in contact with. She always had a smile on her face. She was a homemaker who loved working in her yard. She looked forward to her afternoon coffee while spending time with her family and her shopping trips with her daughters. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother who will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
She is survived by her three sons and three daughters, Kenneth Wayne Smith and his wife, Melissa O’Connor Smith; Carol Smith Vidrine and her husband, Jesse “Tiny” Vidrine; William Lee “Billy” Smith and his wife, Wendy Dupre Smith; Mary Alice Soileau, Marvin Lynn Smith and his wife, Dottie Mistric Smith; and Cheryl Faye Penley, all of Krotz Springs. She is also survived by a brother, Robert Speyrer and his wife, Patsy of Leonville; and two sisters, Theresa Israel of Prairie Ronde; and Maire Hebert and her husband, Ray Hebert of Opelousas. She will leave her legacy through her 14 grandchildren, 31 great- grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Raymond Smith; her parents, Ida Lanclos Speyrer and Antoine Lee Speyrer of Leonville; two brothers, Ray Speyrer and Donald Joseph “Jimmy” Speyrer; three sisters, Mary Singleton, Rose Wyble, and Patsy Speyrer
Pallbearers will be Jesse “Tiny” Vidrine, Travis Vidrine, Seth Smith, Justin Smith, Blaze Bearb, and Owen Vidrine. Honorary Pallbearer will be Marvin Smith and William Lee "Billy" Smith.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the hospice nurses, Alicia, Daniel, and Charlotte; and the entire Team at Bridgeway Hospice and Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. by Boo Boo Soileau and Renee Dunbar. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Avenue, Krotz Springs, LA (337) 942-2638, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.