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Obituary for Rev. Dr. Louis W. Smith, D.D.

The Rev. Dr. Louis W. Smith, D.D., an ecumenical leader and lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA entered into eternal life on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. He founded Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church in 1999 with 48 devoted members. Immediate past President of the Southern General Missionary Baptist Association Inc., President of Congress of Christian Education and Sunday School Superintendent for Ideal Missionary and Educational Baptist Association for 55 years, Founding Member Gatekeepers Baptist Association, Assistant Recording Secretary of the National Baptist Convention of America for 25 years, Delegate World Baptist Alliance, pastor of the St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church for 29 years, Past President of the Dillard University National Alumni Association, and educator in Orleans Parish Schools for 39 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Terry K. Arceneaux Smith; son Rev. Louis Harvey (Susan), in-laws Samuel Penn (Marva) and Virginia Green, twelve sisters-in law, four brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, goddaughters, godsons, sons in the ministry, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his late wife of 46 years, Mrs. Leona D. Smith; and parents Delphine T.H. Lolow and William "Buddy" Smith. Relatives and friends of the family, also officers, clergy, educators, and members of: Trinity United M.B.C., Israel B.C., St. John Divine M.B.C., Southern General, Ideal, Gatekeepers Association, Louisiana Home & Foreign Missions; the Archdiocese of New Orleans, National Baptist Fellowship of Churches; Dillard University, Union Baptist Theological Seminary, and Orleans Parish Schools are invited to attend a Celebration of his extraordinary Life at Little Zion Baptist Church, 4821 Earhart Blvd, on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Visitation begins at 9:00 A.M. Interment: Mt. Olivet, New Orleans, LA. A visitation will be held at Trinity United Missionary Baptist Church, 3501 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, on Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.