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Joyce Marie (Cady) Smith

February 2, 1932 ~ March 28, 2022 (age 90)


    In humble submission to the will of God we respectfully announce the earthly transition of Mrs. Joyce Marie Smith on March 28, 2022 in the comfort of her home.  She was 90 years old and a native of Washington County, Florida.  


    Joyce Marie (Cady) Smith, daughter of Deacon Walter Cady and Mrs. Carrie Bell Cady was born on February 2, 1932, in Chipley, Florida.

    Being raised in a Christian home, she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was reared in the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida.  She met and married Zannie Smith of which 5 children came from their union.

    Joyce and her family moved to Lake Wales, Florida in 1958 where she worked in the public school system as a substitute teacher and then at Lake Wales Hospital. She was an active member of the Shiloh Baptist church as also served as a member of the Shiloh Women’s Choir

    She would later move to the Chicago, Illinois in 1973 with her children, where she worked at Mary Hospital and then as a private nurse until she retired. After retirement she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she was very happy living close to her daughters, her son, and grandchildren.

    Joyce Marie a very sweet and loving person to all she knew, always accepting people has they were without any judgements.  She was a very loving and supportive mother who adored her children and wasn’t shy to say her children meant everything to her. She was a proud loving grandmother and great grandmother.

    She now joins in Heaven with those loved ones that has proceeded her in death: her loving parents: Deacon Walter and Mrs. Carrie Bell Cady; beloved husband Zannie Smith; a beautiful daughter: Paulette Smith; and precious brothers: Randolph Cady, Bennie Cady, Leroy Cady and Eugene Cady.

    She leaves to cherish her memories her loving children: Gwendolyn Smith of Atlanta Georgia, Esker Eric Smith (Lois) of Hampton, Georgia, Conchita Jackson, (Stanley) of Atlanta Georgia, and Tonchita Smith of Austell, Georgia; eight grandchildren{ Terrance Smith, Torrick Smith, Norshawndra Smith, Tamika Smith, Reginald Granderson, Brittany Jackson, Jade Manley, Erica Smith; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and close friends.

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Public Viewing (Walk Through Only)
April 22, 2022

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
1220 Church Ave
Chipley, FL 32428

Graveside Service
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Orange Hill Church Cemetery
816 Sunday Road
Chipley, FL 32428

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