Melba Genice Smith, age 83, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on May 12, 2017.
She is survived by her daughter, Melinda K. Robicheaux and husband Glenn Robicheaux; her sister, Mildred Loving; her brother, Clyde Allen; her grandchildren, Sarah E. Spiller, Lauren G. Diedrich, Ryan Odell Diedrich; and her great-grandchildren, Jax Wallace Spiller and Christian Scott Spiller.
Melba is preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Odell Smith; her parents, Clyde and Hattie Allen; her sisters, Helen Parault, Eleanor Parault, and Lurynne Geata; and her brothers, William Allen, Eugene Allen, JW Allen, Buford Allen, Alfred Allen, and Billy Joe Allen.
Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 12:00 pm until funeral services at 2:00 pm. Officiated by Brother Joel Davis. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Clarity Hospice, 9191 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.
The family of Melba would like to thank the members of Family of Faith church, the nurses and staff at Clarity Hospice, the caregivers at Home Instead and Feliciana Home Health, and the doctors on the Telemetry unit at Ochsner Hospital, Dr. Kiran Padigala, Dr. Chad Barden, and Dr. John Creed. We would also like to thank the family and friends for the much-needed prayers and support during mom‚Äôs illness. She was richly blessed with wonderful family and friends. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
I was so sad to hear of Aunt Baby Girlís passing. My deepest sympathies during your time of loss. She was a wonderful Aunt and was full of love for everyone. She was so proud of her family. She had such a positive outlook on life, even at the worst of times she kept smiling. Life, so fragile, Loss, so sudden, Heart, so broken in the wake of such a loss, we are troubled by things we donít, and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers. So, we look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting connection. May that love lift you and hold you close, and give you peace. We will miss her dearly. May God bless and keep you and your family in His care now and forever.
Eleanor and Blake ParrishPort Allen, LA