Gloria Jean Mann Smith, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, Mar. 13, 2023, at her home following a short illness.
She was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Beckley, a daughter of the late Henry A. Mann and Lucy Wisman Mann.
Gloria was a graduate of Greenville High School and of the Baptist faith. She went on to work for BF Goodrich where she proudly retired after 23 years of service. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her favorite things included reading the bible, singing gospel music, crocheting, sewing, playing games on her tablet, mowing her yard, and taking care of her flowers in her garden. But most of all, spending time with her friends and family. She will be deeply missed.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Marvin Edward Smith and wife Kathy of Talcott, Randy Smith and wife Lisa of Hilldale, and Eddie D. Smith, of Lynchburg, VA; her daughters, Brenda L. Fox and husband Tim, of Talcott, and Debra A. Smith, of Creamery; her 11 grandchildren; her 10 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, LeRoy Walton Smith whom she married on Mar. 21, 1960; her sisters, Beatrice Rollyson, Edna Blake, Dolly Syner, and Maxine Smith; her brothers, Ronald Mann, William Mann, Glen Mann, and Carl Mann.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Mar. 16, at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson, where Pastor Eddie Harris officiated. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery, at Creamery. Friends called Thursday, Mar. 16, at the Lobban Funeral Home in Alderson.
Serving as pallbearers were Marvin Smith, Randy Smith, Eddie Smith, Marvin Smith, Jr., Ronnie Mann, Tim Fox, Mikey Smith, Blake Smith, and Timothy Fox.
Lobban Funeral home is honored in being entrusted in the arrangements.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Smith family at www.lobbanfh.com.