On Sunday, June 7, 2020, Louise Elizabeth Smith, entered into eternal rest at her home, after a long illness, surround- ed by her loving children. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was the daughter of the late Rena Henderson and the late Joseph Levi Brooks, Sr.
Mom, Mama, Granny, Granny Smith, Grandma Louise, GiGi and Weezie was born on April 6, 1928, in Loudoun County, Virginia. Louise received a nursing certificate and served as a licensed practical nurse at Arlington Hospital and Cameron Glen Nursing Home in Reston, Virginia, and as a private duty nurse. Louise also served as Coordinator at Nysmith School for the Gifted. She was very dedicated to caring for the elderly and sick, including her siblings who are now deceased. Louise attended Florist, Oak Grove Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
She was united in marriage to the late Joseph Wallace Smith on September 1, 1949, and was blessed with seven children. She leaves two sons Bertell of Sterling and Rene of Leesburg; three daughters, Joe Ann of Mitchellville, MD; Adeena and Kena of Atlanta, GA; two daughters-in-law, Maria and Benita; two sons-in law, Hardrick and Lionel. She was preceded in death by two children, Rita and Darryl; also preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters. She also leaves eight grandchildren, Darryl, Jr., Tia, Kevin, Nikolis, DeKera, LaNita, Gabriele, and Ian and one deceased, Rena; 14 great grandchildren, Lauren, Troy, Kane, London, Bianca, Olivia, Brooklynn, Milani, Maxwell, Sophia, Mia, Isabella, Camden and Noah; three great-great grandchildren, Zaylon, Zakhi and Storm.
Louise also leaves her sister, Natalie Davis and two brothers, Joseph and William (Frankie) Brooks and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Pattie. She also leaves one brother-in- law, Daniel Douez; a host of nieces, neph- ews, other relatives and friends.
Graveside services and Interment for the family will be privately held at the Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.
[Lyles Funeral Service]