Andrea Smith

Obituary of Andrea Lea Smith

Dr. Andrea Lea Smith from Longtown, Mississippi, was born November 27, 1953, to Mr. Evander Franklin Smith and Mrs. Urna Lea Wright Smith. She passed away July 13, 2021, at her home in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1975. From there she attended medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Her internship and residency were completed in 1983 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She then moved to Clarksdale, where she opened an Internal Medicine practice in 1986. For many years she served the residents of Clarksdale through her Internal Medicine and hospital practice. She was extremely devoted, with untiring dedication to her patients and to her community. She earned tremendous admiration from her colleagues and her staff. To Dr. Smith, medicine was not work, but was instead a mission to help others. She was a devoted member of St. George's Episcopal Church, where she served her Lord faithfully. Her faith guided her in all personal and medical decisions, and she was an inspiration to all who knew her. She loved her cattle ranch in Como, Mississippi, and spent many hours in its day-to-day operations enjoying the beauty and peace of her father's farm. She was an avid animal lover and devoted to her precious puppies, Sweet Pea Smith, Boo Smith, and Sky Anne Smith. Dr. Smith was also an award-winning ballroom dancer. She enjoyed the competition, the travel, and all the friends she made while dancing. She was preceded in death by her father, Evander Smith; her mother, Urna Smith; and her partner, Rodney Henry. She is survived by her beloved son Franklin Landry and his wife Michelle, who live in Cary, North Carolina, as well as her cousins Becky Watson of Flowood, Mississippi; Fred Burford of Como, Mississippi; and Jamie Wright of Collierville, Tennessee. Visitation is Thursday July 15, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. at Clarksdale Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 11:00 A.M. Thursday at Clarksdale Baptist Church with burial in the Longtown Cemetery in Longtown, MS. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Thursday
15
July

Visitation at Main Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Clarksdale Baptist Church
401 First Street
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Thursday
15
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Clarksdale Baptist Church
401 First Street
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Final Resting Place

Longtown Cemetery
HWY 315
Longtown, Mississippi, United States
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