Sylvia Harper Smith
Sylvia Harper Smith departed this life on Monday, July 13, 2009 surrounded by her family at The Guardian in Lake Charles, Louisiana after an off and on battle with cancer. She fought a tough battle; the cancer and then two major back surgeries, 6 days apart. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Sylvia graduated from Sugartown High School. She worked for West Brothers General Office many years as Executive Secretary. Later Sylvia worked many years for Beauregard Electric Cooperative and retired there. Then she devoted more time to family and friends. Through the years, she also did volunteer work for various organizations.
Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 and will continue on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 from 9:00 am until the time of service at 10:00 am at Myers Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder, Louisiana. Burial will be at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rev. Wayne Kite, Rev. Jim Miers and Rev. Jimmy McDonald will officiate.
Sylvia is survived by her Husband, Herbert Smith of DeRidder, LA; Son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Lisa Smith of Lake Charles, LA; Granddaughter, Sophia Elisabeth Smith of Lake Charles, LA; Brother, A. L. Harper of Woodville, Texas; Sister, Marie England of DeRidder, LA; Sister-in-law, Billie Harper of DeRidder, LA and many special friends.
She was preceded in death her parents, Albert and Ina Harper; Brother, James A. Harper and Nephew, Lance Harper.