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Lucille Rabion Smith

August 6, 1942 — January 15, 2021

Lucille Rabion Smith was born on August 6, 1942, in Ouachita County, Arkansas to the union of Greer and Naomi Lee Rhodes Rabion. She accepted Christ at a young age and was a graduate of Union Grove High School. She received her nursing education certification at the Whiteside Nursing School in Camden, Arkansas.

She later moved to Little Rock where she worked as a nurse with Baptist Medical Center for 38 years until her retirement. Lucille was known for her dedication and loyalty to the Greater Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas where she served on the Mother’s Board. She was a unique individual with a heart of gold. All who knew her loved her. She strived to be all that God called her to be with unconditional faith in all that she stood for. A true servant in every aspect of the word Lucille did not mind lending her time, talent, and treasures to many people, causes, and church events. Of all the notable titles and respected positions, she was a super mother, sweet grandmother, proud sister, and a true friend.

She enjoyed shopping, listening to gospel music, socializing, and crocheting. Always impeccably dressed she matched her outfit, shoes, purse, and jewelry; even down to the perfect wig. She was a fashionista in her rights and did things “Lucille’s way.” She loved family reunions, get-togethers, and just being in the company of her family and friends.

Lucille was a true jewel and will be missed by many. She was preceded in passing by her parents; a sister, Mae Lee Rabion, a son, Johnny Ray Smith and her husband, John A. Smith. 

Lucille leaves an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of many people who learned from her, aspired to greater positions because of her, and those who were encouraged by her. A lifetime of love and memories will be felt by her children: Verlinda Moore of Camden, AR, Sherry Alcorn of Little Rock, AR and Patricia (Aaron) Tucker of Little Rock, AR; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special granddaughter and caregiver, Shannon Smith. She also leaves two sisters, Ethel Virginia (John) Clark of Little Rock, AR and Marilyn Freeman of Camden, AR; three brothers, Alma “Bud” Rabion of Little Rock, AR, Thomas Rabion and Billy Ray (Roxie) Rabion both of Eagle Mills, AR, as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special friend Merleen Hicks and several other friends. 

Public visitation will be Friday, January 22, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren, 119 Van Buren Street. A service of life will be held graveside at Good Hope Cemetery at noon a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, with Rev. Leon Parham. Pallbearers honorable to mention are Brandon Giles, Markita Smith, Houston Smith, Quenton Alcorn, Sidney Smith, Brandon Smith, Tykorean Brunson Nichols Moorhead, Nicholas Smith, Alma “Bud” Rabion, Bill Rabion, Thomas Rabion, Johnny Ray Smith, John Clark, and Aaron Tucker.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Friday, January 22, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery


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