Family and friends will celebrate the lives of Joni Smith and her son, Conrad Joseph Thomlinson, at 1:00 pm Saturday, September 10th at Church on the Rock, South Campus. Their families will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, September 9th, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel. They both passed on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. We also invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page and sign their virtual guestbook.
On September 28, 1977, Joni Leigh was born to Victor and Stacey Smith in Plainview, Texas. She graduated from Floydada High School as senior class president in 1995. Joni attended Texas Tech, then went to flight attendant school, and was based in Chicago as an American Airlines flight attendant for 18 years. She met Joseph “Joe” Thomlinson, and they had two sons, Finn and Conrad. She and her 2 sons moved to Lubbock in 2016 and worked as a Senior Payroll Specialist, most recently for ADP. In 2019, her daughter Maddox was born. She will be remembered as being a wonderful mother to her 3 children and for her witty sense of humor. Her personality was sparkly, just like her designer shoes and handbags. She had a class and demeanor of her own. She enjoyed traveling with her children, listening to podcasts, and the Dave Matthews band. Joni was a supportive soccer and basketball mom to her boys. She was a loyal friend to anyone and will be missed by all who knew her.
Conrad was born on August 13, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Bowie, then Cooper West elementary schools and had just started the 4th grade. He played soccer, but his love was for basketball. You would find him practicing basketball shots every day or watching his favorite team, the Lakers. He loved John Deer tractors, bulldozers, chocolate cereal, and Lucky Charms. Conrad was kind, loving, and could give you a HUG that you wouldn’t soon forget. His blue eyes twinkled. His best friends were his big brother Finn, little sister Maddox, and Cousin Corina—they were the motley crew! Conrad was a great friend and never wanted anyone to feel left out. He loved art and drawing, Pokemon, pranks, and playing video games with his brother and dad.
Joni leaves behind her pride and joy–son, William Finn Thomlinson, and daughter, Maddox Morris; partner, Joseph “Joe” Thomlinson; mother, Stacey Burge; father, Victor Smith, and wife, Phyllis; sister, Shonda Smith, niece, Corina Smith, grandfather, Billie Jo Smith; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son, Conrad Thomlinson; maternal grandparents, Connie D. and RayNell Bearden; and paternal grandmother, Gleva Smith.
Conrad is survived by his father, Joseph “Joe” Thomlinson; brother, William Finn Thomlinson; sister, Maddox Morris, maternal grandparents, Stacey Burge and Victor and Phyllis Smith; paternal grandparents, Aelish and Michael Booth and Robin Thomlinson; aunts, Cate (Bobby) Priest, and Shonda Smith; cousins, Maddie, Sawyer, Teagan and Easton Priest, and Corina Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at all Western Bank locations in Texas, in the name of Shonda Smith for the benefit of the heirs of Joni Smith.