Elizabeth Jane H. Smith, 87, of Hanahan, South Carolina, wife of the late Lewis Earl Smith, Jr. went home to sing in the Big Choir on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
Jane was born December 16, 1934 in Tampa, Florida, daughter of the late John Carl Huskisson and Nellie Irene Stiling Huskisson.
A free, artistic spirit with a memorable wit and personality – she showed her love to countless students, community members and her family by blood, adopted and church – in every way she could. A defender of the underdog with a servant’s heart, Jane was a substitute teacher and active volunteer with the American Red Cross and Navy Hospital.
Jane was a lifelong member and elder of the Yeamans Park church family always willing to lend a hand leading arts and crafts for vacation bible school, running its food pantry, distributing school supplies to community members in need and helping with any other event. She lent her strong, Southern alto and vibrato as an active choir member, instilling that passion for music in all her family.
Every year, she looked forward to her annual trip to Montreat, NC for the Worship and Music Conference and staying at her beloved South Carolina home.
Her memory lives on in all the lives she touched and especially by her loving children, Robin Smith Hussey, L. Earl Smith III (Kimberly), Nell Smith Piedmont (Paul), Carol Bowers (Bill), Terry Zane (Tom) and honorary daughter, Dr. Charlotte M. Taylor (Frank); grandchildren Gabriel Camp (Eva), Amanda Miguel (Iber), Hannah Camp, Sarah Smith, Stuart Smith, Greg Piedmont (Kristen), Chris Piedmont, Abby Piedmont and Jennifer Mullinax (Gabe); and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her Memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church, 5931 Murray Drive, Hanahan, SC, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers (which would have caused her instant allergies) memorials may be made to Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church, Jane’s church home for over 50 years, or Heifer International.
Jane lived her life by one mantra and wants all to honor by doing the same: Go have fun!
Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.