Melvyn Smith

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Melvyn Smith

Funeral services for Melvyn Smith, 73, of Mermentau Cove will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral home in Jennings on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 11 a.m., with Reverend Seth Bianchini officiating.   

A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 17,  from 5-9 p.m., and will continue Saturday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. until the time of his funeral service.

Burial will follow in Istre Cemetery.   

Melvyn was born in Mermentau Cove on Sept. 26, 1946, to John Smith and Clouya Benoit Smith. He was called from this life on Jan. 9, 2020.  Melvyn was the principal of Mermentau Elementary for 37 years.  He was an avid fan of LSU and loved watching all sports, as well.  Most of all, Melvyn loved visiting with family and friends.  Melvyn was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Melvyn is survived by his three brothers, Leonard (Gale) Smith of Gueydan, Lee Roy Smith of Mermentau Cove and Ravis Smith of Lake Arthur; his two sisters, Elaine (James) Stackhouse of Jennings and Roxanna (Donald) Murray of Iowa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Melvyn was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clouya Smith.

Those chosen to honor Melvyn as his pallbearers are Buddy Murray, Jeff Smith, Ryan Smith, Matthew Bebee, Kaleb Murray and Dwayne Bebee. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly LeBoeuf and Mark Guinn.

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