Evalene (Kilpatrick) Smith


Evalene (Kilpatrick) Smith, 96, of Berry, passed away March 27, 2021.

Services will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the Bible Missionary Church in Berry, with visitation from 11 a.m. to noon, and funeral services to follow at noon. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery. Officiating is Roger Mertens III, Robert Yerby, Terrence Andrews and Carroll Smith. 

She was a faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a godly lady who served as a minister's wife for more than 50 years. She was a loving caregiver and Granny to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. King David Smith; son, Richard Smith; step-great-grandson, Tanner Hamilton; parents, William and Lethie Kilpatrick; and siblings, Leslie, Grady and Brady Kilpatrick, Pernie Perkins and Verta Mae Banks. 

She is survived by her sons, William (Linn) Smith of Parrish, and Aaron (Kathy) Smith of Berry; grandchildren, Sherry Smith of Parrish, Ricky (Katie) Smith of Tuscaloosa, Tonya Smith of Parrish, Michell (Chris) Busbee of Berry, David (Amy) Smith of Berry and Miranda (Terrence) Andrews of Decatur; 13 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren (Baby Smith due in August); three step-great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of loving nephews and nieces. 

Pallbearers will be David Smith, Chris Busbee, Austin Smith, Mason Smith, Triston Smith, Micah Andrews, Riley Stone and Keith Smith. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Smith, Hayden Smith, Trace Deavours, Jackson Smith, Jaden Smith, Braylen Smith, Bentley Smith and Easton Smith. 

Nelson Funeral Home, Fayette; 205-932-8961