20202021ObituariesRonald Everett Smith, Jr

April 1, 2021by SealeUser16
Smith, Ronald

October 24, 1963 ~ April 1, 2021

Ronald E. “Ronny”  Smith, Jr. went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge at the age of 57. He was a retired New York Life Agent and recently began his second career as a teacher. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9:00 AM until religious services at 10:30 AM in the funeral home chapel conducted by his best friend and partner in ministry C. J. Cutrone,  burial will follow at Roberts Cemetery in Hillsdale. Ronny was a ordained minister and co-founder of Word and Spirit Ministries. He loved to help people and was very generous. Ronny was a part of many mission trips. His ministry work included digging water wells, preaching the gospel and caring for the poor. He also loved to give God the glory through worship and praise. He was an avid writer with his own website, thetruthsource.org. He liked gardening and was an intense competitor in any game. Ronny was an avid LSU football fan and loved to travel for ministry and with his family. Anyone who rode with him knew how much he enjoyed driving, especially in his Stinger. Memorial donations may be made to Alliance Ministries at aministry.org. He is survived by his loving wife, Caro M. Smith; father, Ronald E. Smith, Sr.; daughters, Christian Elisabeth Smith and Gabrielle Lillie Anna Smith; sons, Ronald E. Smith, III and Joseph McCoy Smith; sister, Linda Lewis; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous other family and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Edwards Smith; paternal grandparents, O.T. and Nola Smith; maternal grandparents, George Burr and Josephine Edwards. Pallbearers will be Ronald E. Smith, III, Joseph McCoy Smith, Evan Jordan, George Martrain, Robbie Edwards, Joey McCoy and Wayne Jordan. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Edwards, Matthew Martrain and Shane Martrain. Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs is in charge of arrangements.

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16 comments

  • Donnie, Pamela, and Ashley Floyd

    April 11, 2021 at 8:55 am

    To Caro and family,

    Our family is overcome with heartache for what you all are going through. Ronny was a very special person and the kind of Christian that reminds one of a solid oak tree. Having been through this kind of loss before, we know there are no adequate words that can make things feel better, but let us simply say that we will remember Ronny. The world is better for having had him. If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to ask.

    With continued prayer.

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  • Kellie Floyd-Smith

    April 8, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Dearest Caro, Trey, Christian, McCoy, and Gabby,

    This journey you all find yourself on is an unspeakable one. It will, and likely has, taken your breath away. For that I can never say I am sorry enough. I wish it were not so. During this time of grief and mourning, please find comfort in knowing that Ronny’s light will never cease to be. He left a mark on this world and anyone who was blessed to have known him, and that cannot be erased, it will not fade. Ronny was undeniably unforgettable.

    I am holding you all in my heart and am praying for each of you continuously. I am truly here for anything you may need.

    With much affection.

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  • James Rice

    April 7, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Ronny taught across the hall from me. Very dedicated teacher and friend. Always willing to help and always willing to share. He will be missed… My prayers are going up for your family.

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  • Darla Sims

    April 5, 2021 at 4:28 am

    We are so sorry Caro and kids! Ronny was a great man of God and a great friend to all that knew him, also a great father and husband! He will surely be missed! You are all in our prayers!
    Love, Darla, Hunter and Megan

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  • Sandy Rose

    April 4, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    So sorry you have to walk this path. He was a wonderful person. Continued prayers for you and the family. 😔

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  • Wade Wittman

    April 4, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Ronny is a good friend to many, a devoted and loving father and husband, and a mighty follow of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You’ll be missed, but I know we’ll all see you again soon my brother.

    Caro, I know it’s tough to say goodbye, but it’s only temporary. Ronny’s spirit is alive and eternally in victory and paradise. He’s there now celebrating in God’s glory and joy with his mother and with my dad. I’ve got many fun memories with Ronny from my high school and college years. Ronny was always a very joyful and fun person. He has been a blessing to many. I’m glad to call him my brother. I know he wants us all to be celebrating with him and thinking of him with his 1000 watt smile as he’s looking down from heaven. God bless you Caro. May God’s peace, joy and comfort fill you and your children. I love you guys.

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 29:11-13

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  • Albert Kipchumba

    April 4, 2021 at 2:41 am

    During my stay in Baton Rouge in March 2005, he was a great friend at Hossana First Assembly church.
    He drove to the Marriott Hotel in the morning of our departure to Kenya, East Africa with lots of gifts to my family in Africa.
    May God comfort Caro and the family during this painful moment of bereavement!
    Albert Kipchumba, The Kenya Police, Kenya, East Africa.

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  • Susan Tyler Brown

    April 4, 2021 at 12:40 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Smith family. I knew Ronny in high school and he was such a loving and good humored young man. He loved his Camaro in high school! It is such a comfort to know that he is with our Lord Jesus and that you all will be reunited with your dear Ronny in heaven. You all are in my prayers.

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  • Peggy D. FICKLIN

    April 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    So very sorry for you and your family’s loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you all.
    Peggy Davis Ficklin

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  • Paul Shelton

    April 3, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    My prayers are with your family. I held daily conversations with Ronald. Always willing to lend a hand. He will be missed . Fly high my brother 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  • Denise Lee

    April 3, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Keeping your family in my prayers.
    Denise Holland Lee

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  • Stephanie Stewart

    April 3, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Sending prayers to you and your family. Coach you will be missed. Love Stephanie and Andre Stewart and family.

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  • Jan Kaiser

    April 3, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Caro,
    I am so very sorry. There are no words during this time. God Is Faithful and I know you are trusting Him during his dark hour. Continued love and prayers.

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  • Tina and Jerry Kennedy

    April 3, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Ronny’s passing but grateful to know he is with Jesus.. prayers for the entire family….. may you receive the peace of God which passes all of our understanding! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  • Missy Kennedy

    April 3, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  • Barbara & Jerry Seymour

    April 2, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Our hearts are heavy, but our spirits are light knowing we will all be together again. Love you Ronny and Caro. See you soon.

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