Janice Vernell Smith was born on January 14, 1951 in Portales, New Mexico to the home of Alford and Ola Mae Nixon. Janice went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2018 at the age of 67.
Janice was raised in Floyd, New Mexico, where she also graduated High school.
Janice married Alfred Smith on June 21, 1969, and they had three children, Steven, Chad, and Jaquita. Janice had many accomplishments during her lifetime, including being an awesome mom and housewife. She worked as a school cafeteria lady, and business owner with Alfred. Janice was very devoted to her church, where she was the treasurer, as well as being treasured. Janice volunteered at the Floyd senior center, and as a community supporter. Janice loved to cook for her family, as well as being a hands-on mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved being involved with every activity going on with her family. Janice was very involved with the Floyd Baptist Church, and loved doing anything she was asked to help with in her community. She loved to travel, especially fishing and camping with her brothers and sisters. She also loved to travel to the mountains to see the leaves change colors every year. Janice was the rock of her family and was loved by so many.
Janice is preceded in death by her father, Alford; mother, Ola Mae; her brother, Herschell Nixon; and nephews, Kris Nixon and Austin Hall.
Janice is survived by her loving husband, Alfred Smith of 49 years; her sons, Steven (Michelle) Smith of Granbury, Texas, Chad (Crystal) Smith of Granbury, Texas; daughter, Jaquita (Chris) Smith of Elida, New Mexico; sister, Barbara (Ronnie) Shirley of Portales, New Mexico; brother, Harold (Georgene) Nixon of Floyd, New Mexico; and sister-in-law, Nita Nixon of Portales, New Mexico. Janice has eight grandchildren, Michael, Emileigh, Crysten, Caleb, Chance, Clayton, Aimee, and Hadley. She has three great-grandchildren, Peighton, Mellodie, and Chyler. Janice has many nieces and nephews.
Services are Monday, October 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Floyd Baptist Church, 314 S. Roosevelt Road Ag, Floyd, NM with Pastor Rick Wilcher officiating. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Janice's grandsons.
I am sincerely sorry for your loss of a loved one. It's never easy to say goodbye under any circumstances. 1 Corinthians 15:26 speaks of a time when the "last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing." From that point on we will never have to experience the pangs of death again. I pray this message from the Bible brings you some comfort.
Chilian FamilyLawrenceville, NM
My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. I hope the words at Rev.21:4 bring you comfort. It says: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Alfred, all our love and prayers are with you in this your time of sorrow.
Darnell and Shirley RileyAlbuquerque, NM
So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady.
Susanna LeClearClovis, NM
Cody WhelchelMayhill, NM
Prayers. Love everybody Jackie
Jackie BeattyLamesa, TX
So sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family always.
Carol VallesSan Antonio, TX
Janice was my friend from the first time I met her. Her heart was always open and available for others. I will miss seeing her when I visit...I look forward to seeing her in heaven!
Sally Bennett-DonartJuneau, AK
Alfred and family, I’m so deeply sorry. Janice was much loved and will be sorely missed. I pray for our Lord to bring y’all comfort and peace during this time.
Anne SchulzAndrews, TX
So sorry to hear the news. Heaven received an angel. Harvie said he had fun going down to the shop and visiting with Smitty. We'll be praying for comfort at this time.
Connie and Harvie NeatherlinLittle Elm, TX
She was an amazing women. God Bless you all.
Debra BradleyClovis, NM