Shirley G. Smith

October 28, 1943 ~ August 23, 2019 (age 75)


Lakeland - Mrs. Shirley Smith, age 75, went home to be with the lord on Friday August 23, 2019. Shirley was born on October 28, 1943, in Gideon, Missouri. She was an Auburndale resident since 1974, formerly of Lakeland.  Mrs. Smith was a faithful member of Carter’s Baptist Church of Lakeland. 

Shirley worked many years in the banking industry, which included time of service with Barnett Bank, Bank of America and retired from Citizens Bank and Trust.  Mrs. Smith was a loving wife, mother and Nana. She will be missed.

Shirley is survived by her three daughters, Nancy (Dick) Saxon of Winter Haven, Joann (Hank) King of Auburndale and Joy McClain of Groveland; sister, Glenda Wendle of Lake Alfred; grandchildren, Gary (Amy) Murphy, Brandon (Amber) Skipper and Danielle (James) Brown; niece, Carolyn Cabanas; five great grandchildren and one great niece. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, James (Buck) Smith.

Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.

Funeral service to be held at Carters Baptist Church, 4915 US Hwy 92, Lakeland, FL 33801, at 10 a.m., on Thursday, August 29, 2019, with burial to follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

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August 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral Home
2125 South Bartow Hwy
Lakeland, FL 33801

August 29, 2019

10:00 AM
Carter's Baptist Church
4915 US-92
Lakeland, FL 33801


Lakeland Memorial Gardens
2125 South Bartow Road
Lakeland, FL 33801

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