With sincere compassion, we respectfully announce the transition of Mr. Vernard D. Smith A native and resident, of Montgomery, AL; Mr. Smith transitioned Friday, August 25th, 2023. He was 50. A Public Visitation will be held Friday, September 8th, 2023 in the Chapel of Jackson Professional Funeral Services from 4-6PM. Saturday, September 9th, 2023, a Public Visitation will be held 10AM, until the Celebration of Life begins at 11AM at Bryant Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor - Rev Ronald Moncrief. Bishop Charles Davidson is the Officiant & Eulogist. Committal and Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Cemetery.
Vernard was born February 25th, 1973 to Toni Mays and Bernard Smith. He worked at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company for eighteen years. While there he touched the hearts of several co-workers and supervisors. He really enjoyed his job. Vernard was a loving and devoted husband, father, son and friend. He is preceded in death by; his mother: Toni Mays; and an uncle: Freddie Smith. he leaves to cherish his memories; his loving and devoted wife: Georgina Griffin-Smith; five children: DeMonte' Allen, Quandarius Smith, Raheem Griffin, Raven McCullough and Tonie Smith; seven grandchildren: Jordan Smith, raelyn McCullough, KeMonte Allen, Ca'Janae Seawright, Khonner Allen, Quantavious Pettaway and Aris Allen, all of Montgomery, AL; his father: Bernard Smith; one brother: Terrence Smith; two aunts: Edith Bethea of Montgomery, AL, and Marsha Hawkins of Texas; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and two very devoted loved ones: Marvin and Jamie.
Jackson Professional Funeral Services is grateful to Mr. Smith's family for entrusting the final care and arrangements of their loved one to our caring and dedicated professionals. We solicit your continued, sincere support, and prayers for his family as they navigate through this experience.