Evelyn Smith of Grand Prairie

Mrs. Evelyn Smith, age 79 of Irving formerly of Red River County died Monday, December 25, 2017 in Irving. Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Friday, December 29  in Life Tabernacle Church of Cunningham with Mr. Frankie Norwood officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery of Cunningham under the direction of Wood Funeral Homes of Deport. The family will receive friends 6-7pm at the funeral home on Thursday night.

Mrs. Smith was born May 14, 1938 in Red River County the daughter of C.P. and Valeri Horton Taylor. On September 6, 1952, she married Darrell Wayne Smith who preceded her in death March 17, 2016.

She is survived by four children, Janet Cherry (Steve) of Grand Prairie, Darren Smith of Gun Barrel City, Vickie Smith and Pam Jackson (Steve) both of Irving; Chole Jackson who they raised.  one sister, Pauline Byram of Grand Prairie and one brother, Leslie Taylor of Gun Barrel City; two granddaughters, Sharon Wheatley and Angela Hernandez (Miquel); seven grandsons, Steve Cherry Jr. (Mychelle) Darren Smith (Mandy), Shane Smith (Rebecca), Chris Smith, J.R. Jackson, Cody Jackson, Patrick Jackson; 9  great-grandsons  and 9  great granddaughters  and  one great great grandson.

She was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Smith Jr. at birth.

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