Jerlene "Jerry" Smith, age 68 of the Baptist Valley community in North Tazewell, VA passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Pounding Mill, VA.
Born April 8, 1951 in Tazewell County, VA, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Amanda Asbury. She loved her family and friends dearly, was the greatest cook in the world, and loved bowling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of twenty five years, Willard Smith; and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, Donald Ballew, II and wife, Christal of Pounding Mill, VA; daughters, Donna Menscer and husband, Randall of North Carolina and Cindy Sparks and husband, Allen of North Tazewell, VA; brother, Johnny Asbury of Arizona; sixteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; special companion, Jerry Cochran; two very special friends, Gail Harrington and Wanda Artrip.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where a memorial service will be conducted at 2 PM with Pastor Randy Campbell officiating.
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Published on November 7, 2019


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