Cover photo for JoAnn "French" Smith's Obituary
JoAnn "French" Smith Profile Photo
1948 JoAnn "French" 2023

JoAnn "French" Smith

May 30, 1948 — September 27, 2023

Mrs. JoAnn "French" Smith,75, of Wiggins, MS, passed away Wednesday September 27, 2023. She was a loving mother and a member of Word Alive Revival Center. Mrs. JoAnn loved children and worked at the Wiggins Child Care Center for years. She is best known for her delicious candy bear suckers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Smith and her parents, John and Eva (Morrow) French. 

She is survived by her children, Beverly Snyder (Brian), Buddy Smith (Tracy); grandchildren, Steven Snyder (Dayla), Jonathan Snyder (Destiny), Jaden Snyder, Corey Anderson, Austin Smith, Adrienne Smith, Brooke McKissack, Haley McKissack, Archer Smith, and John Allen Smith; six great-grandchildren; siblings John Robert French and Marsha Cain; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10:30am until 11:30am. The funeral service will be held at 11:30a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Word Alive Revival Center in Wiggins, MS under the direction of Moore Funeral Service.

A second visitation will be held Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 1-3pm at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, MS. A graveside service will be held immediately following the visitation at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of JoAnn "French" Smith, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, October 1, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree