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Sandra Ann Smith

09/23/1937 - 07/23/2020

Obituary for Sandra Ann Smith

Sandra Ann Bello Smith went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 23, 2020. Sandra was born September 23, 1937 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She grew up on North 11th street where her mother ran a boarding house after the death of her father. Sandra graduated from Baton Rouge High school in 1955 then went on to marry the love of her life, Leonard Smith, February 15, 1958. They were married almost 51 years before Leonard went to his Heavenly home in 2008. She leaves behind her two loving daughters and son in law, Kim Renee Smith, Terri Smith Courtney and Bill Courtney. She also leaves behind her greatest loves and joys of her life, oldest grandson Dustin Owen Courtney, wife Lindsey Buhler Courtney, and great grandchildren, Amelia Kate, Henry Owen and Molly Alice Courtney, youngest grandson Eric Scott Courtney and his son Camden Lee Courtney, and only granddaughter Kelli Rachel Courtney Castilaw, her husband Brandon Castilaw and their 3 children, Emmie Rose, Isla Grace and Ethan James Castilaw. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Joseph Bello and Clelia David Bello, both from Point Coupee Parish, and her sister Gloria B. Lee. Sandra loved her family BIG. She was known to pack up the grandkids and take them to Disney World or Astro World. Never one to sit still and she longed for the next great traveling adventure. She never missed a ballgame, function or birthday party and she was always the biggest cheerleader for her family. For many years, across many ballfields, people in Denham Springs heard “C’Mon, pilet that ball!” whenever a family member was on the field. Hundreds of people met and loved “MawMaw” through her grandchildren’s sports. She loved softball and coached many years for the church softball team and then at PARDS when granddaughter Kelli played. Sandra and Leonard spent many days fishing and camping together instilling a love for the great outdoors in their children and grandchildren. Sandra was larger than life and the center of attention no matter where she went. She never met a stranger. She was always ready to lend a helping hand and in the later years she volunteered at The Clothes Closet at Hebron Baptist Church. She took great joy in finding the right clothing for her clients.
Sandra was a member of Abundant Life Church in Denham Springs and she missed going to services since the COVID pandemic. She invited everyone she met to come to church with her. She literally had a heart of gold that extended to not only people but to her beloved dogs. She had many special dogs over the years and the two fur babies she leaves behind are Lucy and Sassy. Kim will continue to love and care for these two little ladies. “Momma and MawMaw you will be greatly missed and forever loved.”




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Amazing,Super Intelligent, Strong minded yet compassionate, a living Angel on earth,for I was very blessed to have known and become a close friend she was one of my biggest supporters of my music and I was so grateful,we used to laugh alot,and me ,Kim and Mrs.Sandra would venture out to one of my gigs,and just for all the times I spent around her and Kim they were simply the best friends I've ever ever had,true and caring, I will miss you Mrs.Sandra R.I.P.
- Mason McClain
You will be missed so much by your family an friends. I am so glad that I was able to talk to you after you came out of ICU. I had a chance to tell you that I loved you. Will miss you . Your cousin Mary Ashford
- Mary Ashford
I am so sorry for your loss. Sandra will be greatly missed at the Clothes Closet
- Sandra Rosevear
Sandra, the mold was broke. Your life has definitely been blessed and a blessing! We were accepted and loved by you with no questions. You loved people and life but most of all, Jesus. Your family was so important to you. Terri, remember the truck tailgate and beach. We got paid back! Your mom always made us laugh. My family have beautiful memories with your mother and her family and we will dearly cherish them. Love, Tracie and family.
- Tracie Juban
Aunt Sandra best Aunt a guy could hope for! You will be greatly missed and loved forever! Randall Earl
- Randall Earl
It was a great pleasure to have your Mom with us in Shreveport watching us play tennis and cheering for us. Now all the heavens are cheering for her.
- Audrey Braud
I had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Sandra. She understood what a lot of people don't. She loved to offer a helping hand, when she saw a need. She understood life's struggles and had compassion for people. I loved her fire cracker personality and her heart of gold! Thank You Lord Jesus for Ms. Sandra! Love, Shanna and Sydnie Lott
- Shanna Lott
Please know that my family and I send so many prayers of comfort to you at this time. Mrs Sandra was always the life of the party and someone you better not miss talking to. I know she never missed a chance to talk. I will miss our conversation and hearing stories about her life, her children, grandchildren, and of course her babies. I thank all of you for letting us become a part of Mrs Sandra's life almost 15 years ago. We have been able to love and laugh beside her for all those years. We will miss her deeply and will continue to pray for all of you. I have no doubt that she is hugging Mr Leonard and telling him all about "the kids". Again we are sorry for your loss and please know that her memory will continue to be loved and shared by all of us. With all our love, The Laiche Family Travis, Jenna, and Emmalyn
- Jenna Laiche
Mrs Sandra was also a very special lady she helped out at our family business O'Bryants Auction as a ticket writer she was very much loved not only by the family but by the visitors our family will truly miss her. Kim and Terri thanks for sharing her with us our prayers go out to you and the family
- Gail Hall
She was so full of love and cared so much for others. She was there for me when I was in need in more ways in one. She loved everyone and gave so much.
- Connie sullivan
Mrs Sandra loved her kids and grandkids more than life itself. I first met her when I started playing co-ed softball for Hebron. Our relationship grew as her granddaughter played softball for my husband and with my daughter. The trips were so much fun with her along. We never missed a garage sale. She has touch many lives and made many memories in a lot of people's lives. Mrs Sandra you will be missed but never forgotten
- Donna King
Sandra will be greatly missed at Hebron Baptist Church! she was a faithful christian who serve the church on the clothes closet every Tuesday of the month. She was a grandmother proud of her children and grandchildren . I called he my friend, I will miss seeing her at church! she had many people who loved her. I know God is pleased to welcome her home! love ,polly
- Polly Hutchinson

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