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Karla Jo Smith

October 8, 1954 ~ September 25, 2018 (age 63)

Graveside services for Miss Karla Jo Smith , 63, of Rayville, LA were held at the Holly Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 27, 2018. Bro. Keith Stephens will be officiating. A celebration of Karla’s life followed at the home of Dana Jackson, 955 Jagers Lane.   

Miss Karla was born October 8, 1954 in Mansfield, LA and passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Rayville, LA.

Karla spent her life as an artist and waitress. She traveled extensively seeing most of the United States, Europe, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands. She resided many years in Santa Fe, New Mexico because of its great art galleries. She moved back to Rayville in 2016 to be near loved ones. She has a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Whatever popped into her head came out of her mouth, often with humorous results.  

Miss Karla is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jo Smith; maternal grandparents, Joe and Rosa Jagers; and paternal grandparents, Dallas and Mattie Sue Smith.

Survivors include her father, Bobby Smith; sisters, Seretta Smith and Dana Jackson; cousin, Bruce Smith; aunt, Pamela Stephens and husband Keith; nephews Austin Jackson and wife Katie and son on the way, Jude and Cody Jackson and spouse, Roger Machuca.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Caring Hands of Hospice in West Monroe, LA.

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