Shawn Lee Smith

Shawn Lee Smith, 59, of Hoboken, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.

Born in Grinnell, Iowa August 15, 1962, he had lived in Florida for many years before moving to Brantley County 27 years ago. He was the janitor at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Hoboken for many years where he was also a member. He loved the Lord and showed it daily by trying to be the best husband, dad and grandfather that he could be. He was a true family man, a great listener, and was very humorous with his fantastic “dad” jokes. He so enjoyed bird watching with his granddaughter and was the type of man that anything good he experienced in life he wanted his family to get to experience it, too. He enjoyed working on guitars and playing with them with his sons. He also loved to dance with his girls. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and the tropics of the south.

He was a son of the late David Calvin and Helen Rhea Johnson Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Ronda Gail Dixon Smith. Hoboken; two daughters and sons-in-law, Destiny and Aaron Moore, Blackshear and Angel and John Mishoe, Brantley; two sons, Joshua Lee Smith, Brantley and Anthony “A.J.” Dixon, Brantley; a sister, Diane (Donald) Raines, Jacksonville, FL; a brother, David “Shannon” (Evie) Smith, Jacksonville; a granddaughter, Laney Rhea Moore; a grandson on the way in February, Easton Mishoe and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 23, at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church near Hoboken.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23,  from the Mount Calvary Baptist Church near Hoboken.

Interment will be in the Hoboken Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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