Obituary of Louis “Dingo” Smith
Louis Smith Jr., the son of Audrey Louise Scott Smith and Louis Smith Sr., was born on January 26, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Louis, known to family and friends as Dingo, was the second child of ten children. His siblings born to his mother are Johnnie Mae Smith-Brooks, Paulette Faye Smith, Gerald Charles Smith, Aristle Claude Smith, Wilma Joyce Smith, Joseph Carl Smith, and Claudia Louise Smith. His two oldest siblings by his father are Delwin Marie Smith and Ronald Smith.
Louis was educated in St. Charles Parish Public School System and accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at an early age at St. Matthew Baptist Church by the late Rev. Lee Snowden.
Louis joined the United States Army at the age of twenty-two and served from March 1, 1977 through June 10, 1981 as a power generator equipment operator and an expert marksman with a M-16.
Four days prior to entering the military, Louis married his first wife, Nita Mae Wells-Smith. Born to them on February 26, 1977, was their daughter Walnita Scottlita Smith-Buckner.
Louis relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in September of 2005. Louis retired and subsequently married his second wife, Dwane Marie Aubert-Smith in October 2005.
As a child, Louis (Dingo) loved pork and beans with rice and sugar. During his later year, Louis came to love Popeyes chicken with red beans and rice. Louis’s favorite song was A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke.
Louis, was well known and regarded as a warm, loving, kind, and big-hearted person. He was one of the most generous people one could ever have for a brother and a friend. Louis was always ready and willing to help anyone who crosses his path. Louis was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.
Louis, always believed in God and was never afraid of death. He would always say “For God I Live” and “For God I Die.” We will keep Louis in our memory until we see him again in Paradise; “A Paradise Our God Has Promised.” Luke 23:43
Louis entered eternal rest on Monday October 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his Father Louis Smith Sr.; Mother Audrey Louise Scott-Smith; Sister Wilma Joyce Smith; Three aunts, Maxine Williams, Marilyn Tyler, and Mildred Hart; Eight uncles, Alex Scott Jr., Sidney Scott, Leo Scott, John Lee Scott, Lawrence Scott, Raymond Scott, Aristle Scott, and James Smith.
Louis, leave to cherish his memories his wife Dwane Marie Aubert-Smith (Texas); daughter Walnita Scottlita Smith-Buckner (Zarcar); Two grandchildren, Bryce Cameron and Brooklyn Emma Buckner (Texas); Sisters, Johnnie Mae Smith-Brooks, (Las Vegas, NV), Paulette Faye Smith, (Long Beach, CA), Claudia Louise Smith, (Destrehan, LA), and Delwin Maire Smith,(St. Rose, LA); Four brothers, Gerald Charles Smith, (Las Vegas, NV), Aristle Claude Smith, (Laplace, LA), Joseph Carl Smith, (Leslie, IL) and Ronald Smith,(Bridge City, LA); Three uncles, Wilmer Scott, (Sacramento, CA), Jessie Smith Jr., (St. Rose, LA), and Harris Smith, (St. Rose, LA);
Two aunts, Leona Tumblin, (St. Rose) and Mel Morton, (St. Rose, LA); Eight nieces, Darla Evette Brooks-Arties, Laquisha Tanee Brooks-Ladipo, Latrisha Marie Smith, Shanta Monique Patton-Golar, Nitra Annette Smith, Ashley Bates, Danishia Smith, Jenifer Smith; Nine nephews, Dewyane Renard Brooks, Cedric Donnell Brooks, Israel Perry, Antonio Edwards, Carlton Smith, Sean Smith, Gerald Smith Jr., Rick Smith, Ahmad Ja’ron Smith; Twenty eight great nieces and Nephews; Eight great, great nieces and nephews, and host of cousins and friends.
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