Genevie Smith

Genevie A Smith (Adams)

Tuesday, February 15th, 1944 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Genevie Adams Smith, 75, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, Jan. 5, surrounded by her loving family.

Genevie was the 5th of 9 children born to Ottis and Ethel Mitchem Adams and was a lifelong resident of Milton. She graduated from Milton High School in 1962 and married her high school sweetheart, Ken Smith. Ken and Genevie operated Western Auto in Milton for 30 years before retiring in 2004. Genevie volunteered numerous years at W.H. Rhodes Elementary, Pea Ridge Elementary and also supported her husband while he served on the Santa Rosa County School Board. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Avalon Center for several years.

Genevie was a selfless person who lived to help and serve others. She was a caregiver to many and fiercely loved her family. She never met a stranger and enjoyed talking and laughing with others, gardening, putting up fresh vegetables, camping and spending time with her family. She was a true southern lady.

Genevie is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Joe and Jessie Adams, and brothers-in-law BC Wolfe and Jack Miller.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ken Smith; daughters, Cindy Pocopanni and her husband Johnny, and Karen Berrian and her husband Gary; grandchildren, Cody Berrian, Melissa Pocopanni, Miccah Pocopanni, Steve Pocopanni and his wife Danielle, Ashley Pocopanni Murcko and her husband Randy; and 6 great grandchildren; siblings, Shelby Wolfe, Ernestine Ardis and her husband Carlton, James Ottis Adams and his wife Sue, Annette Miller, Joyce Hathaway and her husband Johnny, and Jimmy Adams and his wife Tonya; she also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, a very special sister in law, Adele Leggett and her longtime Bunco friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm, on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, in Milton with Rev. Jimmy Pittman and Rev. Johnny Hathaway officiating, and Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, directing.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Ferris Hill Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Marshall Kilburn, Bob Burgess, Phil Jones, Paul Knoblock, Mike Moss and Bob Childers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pasco Gibson, Ted House, Lew Larson, Winston Brown, Ted Russell, Robert Smith, Hugh Powell, Larry Bryant and Hugh Winkles.

The family asks, that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ferris Hill Baptist Church, I-58 Food and Clothing Ministry or their Cold Weather Shelter, 6848 Chaffin St. Milton FL 32570
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Ferris Hill Baptist Church
    6848 Chaffin St
    MILTON, FL 32570
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  • Service

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 1:00pm
    Ferris Hill Baptist Church
    6848 Chaffin St
    MILTON, FL 32570
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Crain Cemetery
    Trinity Baptist Church Road
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Private Condolence

Phillip Ware-Ehlers

Posted at 03:54pm
Genevie was truly a lovely person, and friend. We were her customers at Western Auto for over 30 years. She was a great person to know, and to be around. Our Condolences to Ken, and her family. She will be greatly missed.

Rod gracey

Posted at 01:19pm
Hugs, Love, and Prayers sent from all of the Gracey family! We love this you all so very much! May God bless you during this difficult time.

Karen Jones

Posted at 10:49am
Such a beautiful lady inside and out. I will miss your beautiful smile and our chats whenever we met.
Ken and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With our heartfelt sympathy...Roy & Karen Jones

Cynthia St John

Posted at 09:41am
What an awesome lady to have had the joy of knowing! Always first class and a delight! Love you and your family so much!

Larry Bryant

Posted at 06:49pm
Such an awesome lady, known her and Ken since 1974 when they gave me my first job when I came to town young and broke! So many great times spent camping and having our daily treats from the strawberry farm in Baker! I will forever cherish the hug she gave me a few weeks before her passing! My prayers and thoughts for Mr. Ken and family, true friends!

Wayne Barnes Posted at 12:13pm

One of the nicest people you will ever meet, she was a first class lady. Ken was truly blessed to have had her in his life. Ken was elected to the school board the same year my father was elected as a county commissioner. I often stopped by their store just to visit as they were great folks to chat with and I miss those days. My prayer would be that God grant Ken the serenity and comfort that only He can. Blessings to Ken and the family. Our county has lost a great lady.

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