Rosetta (Lynn) Lillian Davis Smith of Baton Rouge, LA. passed away on October 24, 2019 at the Crossing and Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. Plans for a memorial Service are incomplete at this time.  If you would like to honor her, please make a donation in her name to St. Jude Hospital. Lynn was born October 7, 1936 in Birmingham, England to the late Arthur and Lea (Hill) Davis. Lynn spent her early childhood, during World War II, sleeping nights in a bomb shelter in her parent’s backyard.  When the warning sirens went off, they would run to the shelter with pots on their heads. She went to school climbing over bomb craters and carrying her Mickey Mouse gasmask on her back.  Her Mother’s Mom was killed, when a plane strafed her Uncle’s shelter. Lynn was an outstanding athlete and student during her high school years.  She was chosen as an outstanding track (high jump) and basketball player of Northern England.  She was presented this award in a ceremony by the Mayor of Birmingham.  Upon graduating she was awarded a scholarship to Oxford. Lynn never completed her education at Oxford but started raising a family.  She immigrated to the U. S. in 1958 with her Air Force husband and two young sons, Mark and Anthony. She lived mostly in California until she met her present husband of (57) years, Clifton E. Smith, and they moved to Chalmette, LA. She lived and worked there for the next forty years. Lynn attended LPN nursing school in New Orleans and worked many years at Dr. Bertucci’s St. Bernard Hospital.  She was an excellent nurse, as it was in her nature to care for and help others. Lynn and her husband moved to Baton Rouge in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina flooded their home in Chalmette.  She was happy to be near family here but felt a great loss of her home and friends, especially her good friend, Martha Burnham of New Orleans. Lynn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur Jr., Reggie, Richard (Danny); sisters, Rene Lines, and Dot Graham; son, Anthony (Tony) Smith; great grandson, Michael Smith; and nephew, Louis Hastings; brother in law, Don Smith; and sister in law, Joy Edison. Lynn is survived by her husband, Clifton E. Smith; son, Mark D. Smith (Nicole) of Baton Rouge, brother, Steve Davis of England; grandsons, Jeremy Smith (Michelle) of Denham Springs, Jarrod Smith of CA., David Smith of England; step-grandchildren, Jerry Moore III, Amanda Moore (Jamie), and Amber Nielsen (Jeramie); granddaughter, Nicole Smith of Huntsville, AL.; great grand-daughters, Arielle Smith of Aurora, CO., Brianne Smith, Jade Smith, Destiny Smith; grandsons, Bryce Smith, Blayze Smith all of Denham Springs; brothers in law, Lonnie C. Smith Sarepta, LA., and Dennis Lines, England; nephews, Danny Smith (Rhonda) TX., Neil Hastings (Nancy) N. J., Richard Davis Jr., Derek Lines, Steve Lines, Mathew Tout, Jeffrey Tout, and Lawrence Davis, all of England; nieces, Tonya Butner (Sam) TX., Linda Tout (John) Julie Hastings, Jane Wilding, Susan Lines, Emily Tout, and Denise Davis, all of England, Allison Clough N.J., Ashley Hastings CA.

 

 

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