Celia Mae Smith, 94, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb 19, 2022.
She was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother born on October 20, 1927 in Kentucky, the daughter of the late (McKinley Jarrell) and (Ellen Short) Jarrell of Inez, Kentucky.
She leaves behind a very dysfunctional family that she was very proud of.
Celia was known for always telling the truth, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. With that said, she was genuine to a fault without sugar coating anything. We all loved her dearly and will never forget her determination, grace and loyalty.
Her personality was born from The Great Depression. We know that because, she never saw a napkin that she didn’t want to save, and she never threw away anything if she could fix it. As for paper towels, she cut them in half to get as many uses out of them as possible. And, we think about her every time we see a Folgers coffee can.
I still hear her words of encouragement, wisdom, and comfort that kept us in line, and taught us life lessons to pass down to our children.
She will be profoundly missed and survived by her daughters: Donna (Barry) Wood, Yvonne (Barry) Davis, Lisa (Smith) Reinard, and Linda (Smith) Thorp. Also, her grand children Branson Barry and Danielle (Lorson) Baril.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald V (Smitty) Smith, and her son, John Charles Barry (AKA Sonny).
The family will be having a private ceremony for both: Donald V Smith and his loving wife Celia Mae (Jarrell) Smith.
There are so many days I pick up the phone to call you and then I remember you are gone. On those occasions that I forget, I gently put down the phone and I look up and cry. I miss you desperately. What I wouldn’t give to hear your voice just one more time.