Obituary photo of LaDonna Smith, Junction City-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

LaDonna M. Smith

1960 - 2019
Obituary photo of LaDonna Smith, Junction City-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

LaDonna M. Smith

1960 - 2019

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Johnson Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
203 North Washington
Junction City, KS  66441
785-762-3131
Service:
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00am
Ward Chapel A.M.E Church
Interment:
Highland Cemetery
Junction City, Kansas

Interment:
Highland Cemetery
Junction City, Kansas
LaDonna Marie Smith, 58, of Junction City, KS passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her home in Junction City. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church in Junction City with Reverend Andrew J. Rollins officiating and Reverend Viola W. Jones providing the eulogy. Burial will follow the service at Highland Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Johnson Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington Street. Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1711 N. Washington Street, Junction City, KS.

LaDonna was born on December 28, 1960, in Junction City, KS, the daughter of Elliott & Barbara J. (Wilson) Smith.

LaDonna graduated from Junction City High School with the Class of 1978. She attended Crum’s Beauty College in Manhattan, Kansas. She was a member of Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church and was a proud and courageous Breast Cancer Survivor. She enjoyed cooking and talking. She was known by her family as “LNN, LaDonna News Network”. She had a giving heart, an infectious laugh, and the most beautiful smile. She never met a stranger. She was a sister, mom, and aunt to many. She always had a kind and encouraging word. She was full of life and enjoyed caring for the elderly and sick, which was her purpose in life. On the day she passed, she was trying to help a neighbor who was ill.

She was the proud parent of three children and loving NaNa to six grandchildren. Her memory will live on in all the lives she touched. Her smile and giving spirit will continue to shine through her children and grandchildren.

LaDonna leaves to mourn her most prized possession, her family. Survivors include: one son, Lynn “L” Smith and his wife Amber of Topeka, KS; two daughters, Rina D. Neal and her husband Jimmy of Junction City, KS and Teena M. Figueroa and her husband Raymond of Lawton, OK; parents, Elliott and Barbara J. Smith of Junction City, KS; one sister, Sylvia L. Brown of Junction City, KS; and two brothers, Elliott Lynn Smith and Erick Lamont Smith of Junction City, KS; six grandchildren: A’Lya E. Figueroa, Ariana Smith, Jayson L. Neal, Adric Smith, Maya D. Neal, and Lailani Smith; two aunts: Suzanne Cole and Shirley Wise; three nephews: Byron J. Brown, Elliott “Buster” Smith, and Eric McMahan; one niece: DeAnne McMahan; many great nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends who loved and adored her.

LaDonna was preceded in death by her grandparents Will and Katie Smith and David and Mary Wilson; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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LaDonna Marie Smith, 58, of Junction City, KS passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her home in Junction City. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church in Junction City with Reverend Andrew J. Rollins officiating and Reverend Viola W. Jones providing the eulogy. Burial will follow the service at Highland Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Johnson Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington Street. Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1711 N. Washington Street, Junction City, KS.

LaDonna was born on December 28, 1960, in Junction City, KS, the daughter of Elliott & Barbara J. (Wilson) Smith.

LaDonna graduated from Junction City High School with the Class of 1978. She attended Crum’s Beauty College in Manhattan, Kansas. She was a member of Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church and was a proud and courageous Breast Cancer Survivor. She enjoyed cooking and talking. She was known by her family as “LNN, LaDonna News Network”. She had a giving heart, an infectious laugh, and the most beautiful smile. She never met a stranger. She was a sister, mom, and aunt to many. She always had a kind and encouraging word. She was full of life and enjoyed caring for the elderly and sick, which was her purpose in life. On the day she passed, she was trying to help a neighbor who was ill.

She was the proud parent of three children and loving NaNa to six grandchildren. Her memory will live on in all the lives she touched. Her smile and giving spirit will continue to shine through her children and grandchildren.

LaDonna leaves to mourn her most prized possession, her family. Survivors include: one son, Lynn “L” Smith and his wife Amber of Topeka, KS; two daughters, Rina D. Neal and her husband Jimmy of Junction City, KS and Teena M. Figueroa and her husband Raymond of Lawton, OK; parents, Elliott and Barbara J. Smith of Junction City, KS; one sister, Sylvia L. Brown of Junction City, KS; and two brothers, Elliott Lynn Smith and Erick Lamont Smith of Junction City, KS; six grandchildren: A’Lya E. Figueroa, Ariana Smith, Jayson L. Neal, Adric Smith, Maya D. Neal, and Lailani Smith; two aunts: Suzanne Cole and Shirley Wise; three nephews: Byron J. Brown, Elliott “Buster” Smith, and Eric McMahan; one niece: DeAnne McMahan; many great nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends who loved and adored her.

LaDonna was preceded in death by her grandparents Will and Katie Smith and David and Mary Wilson; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Johnson Cremations, Funerals & Receptions
203 North Washington
Junction City, KS  66441
785-762-3131
Service:
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00am
Ward Chapel A.M.E Church
Interment:
Highland Cemetery
Junction City, Kansas

Interment:
Highland Cemetery
Junction City, Kansas

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