The Reverend Nolan Smith Sr. 76, a native of Lafourche Parish and resident of Raceland passed away on October 8, 2016. A visitation will be held Thursday, October 13, from 9 until 10 a.m. ONLY, with a one hour memorial service from 10 until 11 a.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Cutoff, LA. Then, a motorcade will procede to Third Zion Baptist Church of Raceland for funeral services at 12 Noon. Burial will take place in church cemetery. Minister Samuel Triplett and Reverend Dr. Louis Clark will be officiating the services.
Pastor Smith, is survived by his devoted Wife, Mrs. Mary Ann P. Smith; one son, Nolan Smith Jr and wife Jeronica; two daughters, Anita S. Taplin and Crissy M. Smith; one brother, Howard Smith Sr.; two sisters, Gladys S. Triggs, Bernice S. Marts and husband, Clarence; and one granddaughter, Jerrilyn Smith.
Pastor Smith, is preceded in death by his parents, Elnora and Alvin Smith; one brother, Albert Smith Sr.; grandparents, Bertha and Louis Smith, Benjamin and Frances Reado; son-in-law, Roosevelt Taplin; one brother in law, Warner Triggs; and one sister in law, Mary C . Smith.
Pastor Smith was a faithful shepherd and pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Larose for 43 years, and the Third Zion Baptist Church of Raceland for 32 years. He was a retired bus driver for the Lafourche Parish School District and is well remembered as a mentor for many young ministers and young people. He served as a Chairman of Communication and Evangelism for the Fifth District of the Louisiana Southern Baptist Convention, was an active member of the Louisiana Southern Baptist State Convention, and the National Southern Baptist Convention, (USA Inc.) He has also served as a member of: the Lafourche Parish Advisory Board Committee for Senior Citizens, Advisory Board of Bayou Home Health Care, Lafourche Parish Red Cross, Lafourche Parish Home Rule Charter Commission, Lafourche Parish Indigent Defender Board, Advisory Board on Teenage Pregnancy at Nicholls State University, Advisory Board on Athlete and Home Economics at Nicholls State University, Special Task Force for Lafourche Parish School Board, The Hand Book Commission of Lafourche Parish School Board, and was an Honorary member of Secretary of State of LA appointed by Commissioner James H. Brown. Other community service includes former Board Memberships for the Lafourche Parish Recreational Board for the Raceland Area, and the North Lafourche Parish Levee District. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening as hobbies. He touched many lives and will be sadly missed.
Kennedy Funeral Home in Raceland is in charge of arrangements.
Jonathan Bougere Funeral Director in Charge.
Posted on Tue, October 11, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette