North Santa Rosa

Billie Smith

billieBilly Faye Smith, 76, of Jay, Florida went to her Heavenly home on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Jay Hospital. Billie Faye was born in Jay, Florida on March 22, 1938 to Andrew C. and Vassie (Cayley) Cannon. She was later blessed with a brother, John H. Cannon.

She grew up in church and gave her life to the Lord at an early age. She was a member of the Joy Circle for many years; she loved singing in the choir, and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, but especially loved bible school. She loved to dress-up and decorate her rooms to match the story of the day. Many children, who are now adults, still remember her teachings. Christ was always first in her life.

Billie Faye married her school sweetheart, Max Ray Smith on August 17, 1956. Their marriage was blessed with a son, Max Allen Smith and a daughter, Kelly Smith. Together they traveled the world spreading the word of Christ. They were married 57 years. She was a “clipper” of the newspaper. Recipes were her favorite, but anything that interested her was clipped and put in a box. Oh the box of clippings we have.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew (Vassie) Cannon and her brother, John H. Cannon.

Survivors include her husband, Max Ray Smith; son, Max Allen (Andrea) Smith, and daughter, Kelly Renee Smith of Jay. Nephew, John A. (Rhonda) Cannon and a great niece, Caren Alaine Cannon, who called her Nana, as well, of Walnut Hill. Three grandchildren, Julie Anna (Ben) Adkinson, Holly Elizabeth (Trent) Ledbetter, and Janna Renee (Bryan) Ellis; six great-grandchildren, Annasyn Maleah and Olivia Faith Adkinson, Bella Elizabeth, Blane Trent, and Boone Cannon Ledbetter, and Hydie Raye Ellis, all of Jay.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am at Jay Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jay City Cemetery.

Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Posted by on Mar 30 2014. Filed under Local, Obits. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *