April 28, 1890 - May 1, 1980
|Mrs. Winnie Hearn Smart was born on April 28, 1890, to Mr. S. W. Hearn and Mrs. Sallie J. Hearn of Oak Grove, Louisiana. Her life spanned more than ninety years before she departed from this mortal life to be with her Maker.
In 1914 she married the late Rev. L. W. Smart, and for twenty-eight years was his constant and supportive companion as they faithfully served churches in Chatham, Clay, Fairbanks, Waterproof, Pelican, Bossier City, Belcher — Gilliam and Lisbon, where he retired in 1942 and they moved to Bossier City. During the years 1943-46 he served as Retired Associate at Mangum Memorial in Shreveport. Following Rev. Smart’s death in 1952, Winnie continued to live with her son in Bossier City where she has lived for the past 38 years.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City, where she faithfully attended worship services, participated in a 13MW Circle and the activities of her Church School Class. Even when her strength was failing, she continued through sheer determination and courage to participate in the activities of the Church. Her love of God and the Church were the underlying foundation and motivation of her life. Her faithfulness to God as a wife, mother, church member and minister’s wife was a living witness in the lives of those around her as she gave of herself for others.
Funeral services were held on May 3, 1980, at the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City, with Dr. George Pearce and Rev. Daniel W. Tohline officiating. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery, Shreveport. She is survived by one son, Cedric Smart.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1980, Pages 173, by George Pearce, Jr.|