In Memory of




Obituary for Jeannie Gay Smith

Jeannie Gay Smith, 74, of Oak Hill, WV, a wonderful mother, Nana, sister, and friend, left this world peacefully on March 20, 2023. Born August 20, 1948, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward Elder and Norma Jean Clifton Elder, and her brother James Randall “Randy” Elder.
She is survived by her children Barbara Lynn Smith and Brian Wayne Martin; her grandchildren Tarron Blake Burchfield Thomas, Aidan Elijah Comer, Cassandra Ann Sweeney Short, and Carol Jean Sweeney; her great-grandchildren Arabella Yevette Thomas, Jaelyn Lilley Thomas, Isaiah Edward Short, Kennedy Ann Short, Mason Allen Short, Lilibeth May Sweeney, and Lailynn Rose Sweeney, her sister-in-law and best friend Karen Sue Elder, nieces Tara Clifton Elder, Traci Dawn Elder Shepherd and nephew Adam Randall Elder, and her great nieces Caitlyn Brianna Elder Welch, Phoenix Rose Elder, and Abigail Meredith Elder. They, as well as many other beloved family and friends, will truly miss her presence here with them. May Heaven keep her safe, somewhere in the Garden surrounded by the flowers she loved, until we meet again.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 6:00 pm at the Gentry Missionary Baptist Church in Sanger, WV. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. We are so very grateful for the kind and loving care they provided for Jeannie in her last days.
High Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.