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Geneva Smith, 85

Geneva Smith, age 85, of Jacksonville passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  She was born on August 16, 1932 in Lonoke, Arkansas to John N. and Jessie V Hudson.

She loved to play bingo, travel, go to the casino, listening to gospel music and loved her family.

She preceded in death by her daughter Deana Thomas; grandson Jason McArthur; six sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters Terri Garnett of Jacksonville, Arkansas and Trina Garnett of Little Rock, Arkansas; her sons Gary Garnett of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Larry Thomas of Mooresburg, Tennessee and John Smith of Jacksonville, Arkansas and her adopted daughters Cheryl Epperson and Beverly Thacker and adopted son John Goss of Little Rock Arkansas.  She will be missed by her grandchildren Garrett Garnett, Forrest Goss, Caleb Stone and Brandon Pruitt; her great-grandchildren Victoria and Malakye Pruitt.  Her twin sister Eva Hudson will miss her greatly.

A visitation will be Monday, August 28, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Burial will follow at Serenity Garden, Jacksonville, Arkansas



  • John Smirh Posted August 25, 2017 8:19 PM

    I love u and miss u dearly momma, I know your in a better place now I just gotta get over the hurting process, I know I will see u another day soon, love ❤️ u, Rest In Peace Momma

  • Caleb Stone Posted August 25, 2017 8:26 PM

    I Iove u Grandma ❤️ R.I.P 🙏 Gone but never for forgotten❤️

  • Terri Jean Garnett Posted August 25, 2017 8:30 PM

    Dear Mother, I love and miss you very much. Thank you for being there for me. U was the Love of my life. Glad to be there for you until the end. R.I.L.

    • Caleb Stone Posted August 25, 2017 9:18 PM


    • Your niece Virginia Hollingsworth Posted August 26, 2017 10:10 AM

      Sweet Aunt Geneva,I will always cherish our beautiful memories together and will hold you in my heart until we are together in heaven

  • Joan Keaton Posted August 25, 2017 9:40 PM

    Sad to hear about Geneva. My deepest sympathies to you Terri and your entire family. God be with you all and God bless.

  • We will all see her again Posted August 25, 2017 9:56 PM

    Linda Burkhead

  • Karen L. Pilcher Posted August 26, 2017 10:28 AM

    Dear Aunt Geneva, you’ll be missed terriblely.

  • Teresa DeLeon Posted August 26, 2017 10:53 AM

    Our sweet Aunt Geneva could make anybody laugh, she had the most infectious laugh. I use to love to tease her and say things that I knew she would laugh about. On her trip out to California with her twin sister Eva to visit their older sister Willine (mom) we had the best time, We laughed, gambled, visited old boyfriends, shopped and walked the beaches. I will keep these memories close to my heart always.Those will always be my most precious memories of Aunt Geneva. I love you so much and will miss you dearly until I see you and mom again. I know God and the family are with you now, until we meet again just know I deeply love you.
    your niece

  • Bobbie wilbanks Posted August 26, 2017 1:05 PM

    To my sweet Aunt Geneva I love you and my time with you will be Cherished I will miss our talks and your sweet heart you are dearly missed love always Bobbie Lynn and family

  • Ron and Debbie Posted August 26, 2017 4:29 PM

    A TRULY beautiful woman both inside and out. My sorrow for the family is heartfelt. Just remember this… there is no more pain and suffering. She is with our lord. We love you. God bless you all.

  • Beth Viele Posted August 27, 2017 5:12 AM

    So sad to see such a sweet lady in so much pain. As sad as it is to see someone go- it’s even sadder to see them suffer & be in such tremendous pain!!! I was blessed to get to spend a little time with her and hold her hand one final time. She will definitely be missed! RIP!!! ! I love you, Ms. Geneva!! Fly High sweet angel!!

  • Pheba Paradis anf Family Posted August 27, 2017 8:26 AM

    Our sympathy too tbe the family

  • Tammy Buzbee Dutton Posted August 27, 2017 8:53 AM

    My sincerest condolences to the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Beverly Thacker Posted August 27, 2017 3:46 PM

    Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:25 One of the strongest women I’ve ever known – Love my sweet Miss Geneva

  • Larry Thomas Posted August 27, 2017 6:48 PM

    My sweet, dearest Mother … You taught me so much in life and were the glue to hold the family together through the years. While you had so little, you gave so much and were the strongest woman I’ve ever met in my life. I will miss you unbelievably for you won’t be there for me to call or to come visit anymore. I will cherish the memories we’ve had and I know you’re in great hands serving our Lord and Savior and I look forward to the day we get to be together again. I love you so much!

    Your son,

  • laura & earl thomas Posted August 27, 2017 8:36 PM

    To a great fun wonderful aunt your light and memory will live on till I see you again..and we will talk again about the 1970 to the 1990 .and I know mom was there at the golden gate’s to meet you….R I P.. We love you……..laura Thomas and your brother-n-law earl Thomas…

  • trina garnett Posted August 28, 2017 12:38 AM

    Life is indeed an interesting journey……

  • Cheryl Epperson Posted August 28, 2017 10:35 AM

    Geneva, We will miss your sweet smile and loving kindness. You loved your children and always worried about them. We will miss your voice and silliness. We will miss those late evening calls Gary always made to you every single night to say he loved you and goodnight. I know you are at peace and you are watching over your babies, dancing with your loved ones in heaven. So happy I knew you. You are loved and missed.

    • Gary Garnett Posted August 29, 2017 12:31 AM

      That’s so sweet baby, thank you … she loved you like a daughter, and you know this. I appreciate all you did for mom … I love you.

  • Mark & Kim Holdford & Family Posted August 28, 2017 4:25 PM

    Aunt Geneva you will truly be missed and always loved forever. You’re and have always been one of a kind greatest women anyone had the pleasure of knowing. You were Always so funny, charismatic, and one of the most beautiful woman that we’ve known and there’s so much than that of why we love you. And will miss your honesty with you being the most out spoken woman with having no trouble telling anyone what you wanted or thought. That’s just a few things we could name of how much we love you and our memories that we will cherish and miss. Thank you for being our aunt and we will greatly miss you more than you know. You will always be in our hearts and we will carry it forever. There’s never going to be another you and never will be but always remember we will have you in our hearts and cherish our times together and we’re blessed that you was in our life.

  • Kayla & Sean Lakey Posted August 28, 2017 4:36 PM

    We will miss you so much Aunt Geneva and loved so much by us . We know you are resting in love and peace now and we will see again soon . Forever in our hearts and on our minds

  • Gary Garnett Posted August 29, 2017 12:27 AM

    Mother, I will surely miss you being concerned for me and all your children, even though we were all adults. You would check on me when I was sick, giving advice, even if I exerted playing ball, or just driving home from a night out singing and a little drinking. You had uncanny timing, like you knew when I was getting home. We were your babies, no matter what …I’ll miss kidding around with you, and you giving it back to me. You knew everyone’s birthday, no matter who it was … I’ll miss saying goodnight to you, everynight, and saying I love you, and you saying it to me. You will always be with me … rest easy, I love you so much mom …

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