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DANVILLE - J. Paulette Smith, 67, of Danville passed away at 3:05 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at her home.
She was born on May 11, 1950, in Rocky Mount, N.C., the daughter of Jack Doyle and Rose Elaine May Mesnard.
She married Gerald William Smith on December 24, 1975, in Ridge Farm, Ill. He preceded her in death on March 7, 2006.
Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Sue Spencer of Winterville, N.C., and Sasha Dee Pruett of Wendell, N.C.; a son, Mark Anthony Mesnard of Tiffin, Ohio; a half-brother, Timothy Mesnard of Tiffin, Ohio; three sisters, Jackie Claudette Mesnard of Tiffin, Ohio, Vickie Lynn Williams of Bloomville, Ohio, and Rustina Janette Grafil of Tiffin, Ohio; two stepbrothers, Rodney Owen of California and Ronnie Owen of Peoria, Ill; a granddaughter, Cassandra Brooke Spencer.
Paulette attended Grape Creek Baptist Church. She loved fishing and knitting. She enjoyed '50s and '60s music and loved her dog, Ginger.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, at Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Ill. Robison Chapel in Catlin is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com
Published on January 2, 2018
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