Jo Ann Selvey Smith, age 86 of Orlando passed away July 15, 2018 at the Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. Born October 25,1931 in Princeton, West Virginia she was the fourth child of Basil Bryon Selvey and Nettie Blanche Rose. Jo Ann was a graduate of Princeton High School then went on to Concord College. She married William H. (Tag) Smith in August 18,1951 and worked at Sterling until they moved to Orlando, Florida in the 1950’s. She worked at Valencia Community College until she retired from there.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wm H. (Tag) Smith in 2016, son William Jeffrey Smith, brother Duke and sisters Ruby, Jackie and Patricia.
Surviving her are sons Gary Wayne Smith, Robert Brian Smith and daughter Patricia Rose Smith, also she has 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning July 20, 2018 at 10:00 o’clock at the College Park Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ryan Gaffney followed by a grave side service at Highland Cemetery. There will be a reception at College Park Presbyterian Church following the grave side service.
I would like to offer my condolences for your loss. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Jehovah, the God of all comfort, will soon eliminate all grief and provide permanent consolation when “all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Christ’s] voice and come out”! (John 5:28, 29) God promises that “he will do away with death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isa. 25:8) Then, instead of having to “weep with those who weep,” all earth’s inhabitants will “rejoice with those who rejoice.”—Rom. 12:15.
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