Ann Willa Smith

05/31/1956 –


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  • Memorial Service
Date: 12/30/2021
Time: 4:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Reception
Date: 12/30/2021
Time: 5:00 pm
 – 7:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


The family of Ann Willa Smith will host a time of fellowship and remembrance to celebrate her 65 years of life Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Services will be held at 4:00 PM followed by a reception with light fare. Ann passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign her virtual guestbook and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

She married Randolph Lee Smith on October 10, 1981, in Lubbock, TX. Ann lived her life refusing to let those around her suffer. As a highly decorated nurse, her days and years revolved around not only bringing new life into this world but caring for family and friends passionately and devoutly. Ann was a nurse with a servant’s spirit and Christian soul. She was funny, adventurous, impactful, and rare goodness in the world that can’t be explained by mere words. The people that remember her will remember a woman that loved God, a woman with a ready smile and kind words, and a woman with good taste. She leaves behind a husband that will remember her strength and laughter while raising their two daughters and sitting on the back porch listening to music late into the night.  She leaves behind daughters that remember her rubbing their hair and backs when they were sick or didn’t necessarily want to go to bed yet, that also turned into strong women whose husbands still rub their hair and backs. She leaves behind a sister and brother that all loved each other through hard times and nieces and nephews that she constantly bragged about. She leaves behind enduring stories from people that worked with her, knew her, were impacted by her, or had chance encounters that changed their lives. All we have is that shout into the wind. How we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall. Ann stood as a giant.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Smith, daughters Morgan (Nathan) Jeffries and Kelsey (Justin) Bannister, brother Brooks West, sister Gayla West, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine West, and her father, David Grady West.



In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the American Red Cross for memorial contributions donated in her memory.


Celebration of Life


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