Barbara (Blaine) Smith

Born: Mon., Aug. 23, 1937
Died: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Tue., Dec. 05, 2017
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

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Barbara Blaine Smith

Barbara Blaine Smith died peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at her residence in Greensboro, GA at the age of 80.  Barbara was born in New Orleans, LA on August 23, 1937 to the late James Garfield Blaine, Jr. and Adele Marie Gaspard Blaine.  She attended Metarie Park Country Day School. In 1959, she received a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a Minor in Anthropology, at Newcomb College, Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and in 1975; she earned a Teacher Certification from the University of New Orleans.  She was a happy homemaker for many years, serving in Garden Club and as PTA President for her children’s school.  She earned her Masters of Social Work from the Southern University of New Orleans in 1996 all while battling and surviving cancer of the larynx. She was very devoted to the welfare of children and worked as a Child Welfare Specialist for the State of Louisiana, Office of Community Services in New Orleans, LA until her retirement in 2004.  Upon retiring, she joined her family in Greensboro, GA where she became a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.

Barbara Smith spent thirty-four years as a devoted daughter of the Franciscan Order of the Catholic Church, serving twice as Regional Minister of the St. Joan of Arc Province in New Orleans. She served as Formation Director for the San Damiano Fraternity in Athens, GA and was a mentor to the Fraternity until her death. Barbara was also commissioned as spiritual advisor for the brothers and sisters of the St. Francis Region.  

Barbara was a proud member of the Osage Nation and served on the Board of the Red Cloud Indian School. She was an example of kindness, humility and charity to her family and all who knew her. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Pierre Armas Blaine and Elaine Blaine Conrad. She is survived by two daughters, Claire Marie Thornton and Stephanie Elise Smith; son, James Alexander “Jamie” Smith; three grandchildren, Jonathon Edward Bowman, Elise Nicole Blasingame, Jack Edward Lievsay; three great grandchildren, Hailey Grace Bowman, Ariella Bowman and Kylah Jaye Bowman; other relatives and many friends.

A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.  McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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   Posted Sun November 26, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and the Bible’s promise of the resurrection hope made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (John 5:28, 29)

Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
My sympathy to the family. Love, Jane Cobb, Community Bible Study

Teresa M Churchwell
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Mrs. Smith was a kind and dear lady that I looked forward to seeing at the post office. She touched many lives with her thoughtful and kind personality.
Memories of Mrs. Smith will be long cherished. Prayers and heartfelt sympathy to each family member.

Terri Thornton
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of your mom comfort you. She was always such a delightful person and I was always glad to run into her. I will continue to pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.
Terri Thornton

Joan Campbell
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss, for your mother was a dear person to us and to you. We loved her, and will all miss her very, very much. Her warm personality and kind personality made everyone feel at home. We know that Barbara is with our Lord. May the peace of our Lord be with you and your family. Love, Aunt Joan

Cindy & Dan Llewellyn
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
Our prayers will continue to be with you and the family during this difficult time. Aunt Barbara will always be remembered for her kindness. Love, Cindy & Dan