Felicia Bell Smith Jenkins

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Psalms 121:1

Services for Felicia Bell Smith Jenkins,   56,  of  Picayune, MS  will be held Friday, February 28 , 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2445 4th St., Slidell. Minister Debra Williams will officiate at the service. Rev. Farve is pastor.

Felicia Bell Smith was born September 5, 1963 to the late Ross Smith and Gloria Johnson Smith in Houston, TX. At an early age, Felicia accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized at Pilgrim Bound Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. C. D. McSwain. She later joined The Vision Church in Lacombe, LA under the leadership of Rev. August Williams. 

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Felicia received her formal education at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune. Later she attended nursing aide classes and received her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

She was fondly referred to as “Lisa.” She did most of her work as a private sitter. Her hobbies were baking and spending time with her grandchildren and family gatherings.

On February 16, 2020 at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA,  Lisa made her transition from earth into her eternal home. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Rufus and Ophelia Johnson; her parents, Ross and Gloria Johnson Smith; one sister, Ophia Johnson-Sylvas; and one grandchild, Karter Smith.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories, her four children, Reginald Smith, Cefus Jenkins, Delnita Smith, and Valerie Lewis, of Slidell, LA; one sister, Debra Woodward Johnson, of Picayune; one brother, Richard Johnson, of Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren , and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and of course, many friends.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.  Interment will be in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune, MS

  Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home.