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In loving memory of
Jeraldine Smith Smith
  • September 19, 1931
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  • February 17, 2018

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Jeri was a warm and generous person who loved her Lord, her family, and her country. She made financial contributions to the education of her family as well as the support of her church.
Jeri was an educator. For over 30 years she taught at Azalea Park and Arbor Ridge elementary schools. She loved her students and they loved her.
Jeri was an adventuress and a traveler. In Africa she rode on the backs of elephants and took a hot-air balloon ride over the Serengeti plain. In Australia she visited the Outback. In Alaska she visited Mt. Denali. In Canada she travelled into the Yukon as well as the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. She waterskied at age 30, snow skied at age 50, and at age 70 whitewater rafted down North Carolina’s exciting Chattooga river. Jeri had athletic ability; in a foursome with three men at California’s famous Pebble Beach golf links Jeri placed a strong second. Occasionally, she even drew a crowd at the driving range.
For many years, while seated on a bale of hay underneath the oak trees, Jeri attended the family thanksgiving dinner in Wauchula Florida. Above all, she was a country girl at heart. In lieu of flowers the family please ask that donations be made in Jeri’s name to Easter Seals Day Break at the Miller Center, 2010 Crosby Way, Winter Park, FL 32792.


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  1. 26 Feb 2018
    Bonnie Hjelm says:
    Jeri was a beloved co-teacher of mine for many years. We shared many good as well as sad times. She aiways had a cheery smile and could make you laugh. I was blessed to have been her friend. She will be missed

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