Celebrating the life of

Jeanne Z. Smith

December 09, 1947 - December 19, 2020

Jeanne Z. Smith

Jeanne Z. Smith, 73, passed into Heaven on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness.

She was an active member of Compassion Christian Church, East Campus. She is predeceased by her parents, Hazel Smith Zipperer and William L. Zipperer, son Robert C. Smith, Jr, and her husband of 43 years, Robert C. Smith, Sr.

Jeanne is survived by her 3 sons, Kevin Ainsworth, (Codi-Ann), Derek Ainsworth, and Ross Smith, (Candice), brother, W.C. Zipperer (Freya), sister, Sandy Carter Jurgensen (John) and six grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Wednesday December 23, 11 am. The Reverend Drew Humphreys officiating.

Covid Precautions required. Donations may be made to Compassion Christian Church East Campus.

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Jeannie was my Best friend. My heart is broken. I'll love her forever and may God keep her in your loving arms.. God bless you, Jeannie, I'll see you again some day. Please God take care of her family.

- Judy Edwards Desotelle, Green Bay\Gulf Shores, Wi. / Al.

I worked closely with Jeanne at Isle of Hope School. She was a lovely person with a great sense of humor. Part of our responsibility was bookkeeping. We used to tease that we were like "Lucy and Ethel attempting to balance the books." She was smart and kind. She loved her family and friends. She was a beautiful glowing light in a world that knows darkness. She will be missed by family and friends. My deepest sympathy to her family.

- Shirley G. Jordan, Portal, GA

So sorry to hear about the passing of your loving sister Jeanne. May the Lord be with you and your family during this time of heartfelt sorrow.

- The Wahl Family, Metter, GA

Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

- Lisa and Howard Snyder, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Jeanne was a friend, confidante and lovely person. Her sunny smile brightened every day I saw her while she was a secretary/bookkeeper at Isle of Hope Elementary. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

- Judith Kolodny Price, Haymarket, VA

Kevin,our prayers go out to your and your family.

- Ron Lusk

So sorry to hear of your loss, Sandy and Pete. So many memories of school days and swimming at the dock. She was so funny and made me laugh every time we were together. I know the days she spent at IOH school brought smiles to everyone. Prayers for all of her family.

- Bonnie Zipperer Tanner, Byron, GA

I’m so sorry for your loss! I have such fond memories of Jeannie and Robert! Sending much love and prayers for all of you!

- Sandra Seoane, Savannah, Ga

Sandra, so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and your family.

- Billy and Connie Ray, Sanannah , Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel