Geraldine "Gerry" Crawford Smith

Geraldine "Gerry" Crawford Smith entered into eternal rest at the age of 84 on Saturday, February 8, 2014. She was the devoted wife and best friend of 68 years to Rev. Gordon L. Smith. The mother of Linda Crane (Bobby deceased), Gordon (Debra) Smith, Michael (Bonita) Smith, Elizabeth (Tim) Moffett; loving grandmother of 13, with 22 great-grandchildren, and two greatgreat grandchildren. Sister of Shirley Jones (deceased) and Charlotte Sessions (Henry deceased). She was preceded in death by both parents Joseph Crawford and Gladys Smashey Crawford. Gerry was born in Kansas City, Kansas and moved to New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish, Quitman, Rayne, Golden Meadow, and back to St. Bernard. The family would like to thank Canon Hospice and Good Samaritan Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the excellent care received. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by a celebration of her life beginning at 12 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Children's Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave, NOLA 70118 or To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit

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