Mrs. Janice Gail Sertain Smith

Mrs. Janice Gail Sertain Smith, age 58 of Butterfly Court, Lavonia passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Athens, Georgia.


A daughter of the late John Lewis Sertain and Geraldine Kinsey Sertain, she was born August 26, 1962 in Leesburg, Florida having lived most of her life in Toccoa and the last several years in Lavonia. She was a caregiver, and was a member of Martin Baptist Church where she served as a greeter for the church and worked with the food bank. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Annette Smith and by a brother, Johnson Sertain.


Survivors include her husband of the home, Jason Smith; two daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Samuel Hamrick of Commerce and Chelsey and Matthew Kellar of Eastanollee; two sons, Tristen Smith of California and Kevin Drake of Commerce; two grandchildren, Evey Hamrick and Ava Hamrick; sister, Teresa Turpin of Toccoa.


A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at the Martin Baptist Church with The Reverend Mark Thomas, Pastor Derek Howard and Mr. Bobby Owens officiating.


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Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Janice Sertain Smith.