Visitation is Monday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Carrabelle First Assembly of God, followed by funeral services
Lillian Pearl Floyd Smith, born in Okeechobee to Pearl and Oscar Floyd on Sept. 17, 1929, went Home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 after a lengthy illness.
She lived in Carrabelle for almost her entire life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Carrabelle and of the Pentecostal Holiness Christian faith. She was married for 56 years to Edgar E. Smith of Carrabelle.
Lillian worked for many years as a homemaker and in the seafood industry in Carrabelle. She helped supplement the family income by gathering, culling, and shucking oysters, and shrimping and fishing with her husband and other family members. She also loved going freshwater and saltwater recreational fishing in area waters.
"Miss" Lillian was affectionately known as "The Cookie Lady" because she had a passion for baking cookies, brownies, cakes, banana bread, and other goodies to give to folks in Carrabelle and surrounding communities. Lillian was a volunteer and co-founder of the Carrabelle History Museum and represented Carrabelle at an area jamboree on the Suwannee River. She was considered a major Carrabelle historian. She had a nursing home Christian ministry in area nursing homes and sang Gospel songs and special music in churches in Franklin and Wakulla counties. She was always involved in doing good deeds and helping people in need. She had a card ministry for people who were sick or hospitalized, and for others who were incarcerated. She enjoyed cooking for her children and grandchildren and their families. Lillian loved her three cats—Calico, Whiskers, and Pretty Lady.
Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, in 2002, both of her parents, and by her four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her three adult children, daughter Ruth Williams (Raymond), son Robert Frank Smith (Linda), and daughter Marguerite Robison; her brother Robert Floyd (Debbie); and eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
"Miss" Lillian was loved and cherished by her family and by many other people, and she will be greatly missed.
Visitation was Monday, Dec. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Carrabelle First Assembly of God, with funeral services following at 2 p.m.
The family requests that donations in Memory of "Miss" Lillian be made to Carrabelle History Museum, P.O. Box 0666, Carrabelle, FL 32322.
David Conn and Kimberly Crum of Bevis Funeral Home of Crawfordville are assisting the family with arrangements.