Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Jeffery Alexander Smith

Jeffery A. Smith

Jeffery Alexander Smith, born March 31st in Stephenville, TX, passed away peacefully in his home, on October 19, 2018, in Amarillo, Texas at the age of 53.

Memorial service will be held Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11 am at Lighthouse Baptist Church 5631 Pavillard – Pastor Mark England. Burial Llano Cemetery.

He was baptized at the Church of Living God by Rev. Howard Romaine. He was an accomplished cook and often loved having others brag about his food. He was a dedicated fan who loved the Dallas Cowboys and passionate about music.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Lena B. Bennett and Earnest Gilford, Macie Smith, and Charles Wright; his father Leon Smith Sr., and brother Leon “Bubba” Smith Jr., nephew Jordan C. Smith, and Stepfather Richard E. Williams.

He is survived by his mother, Gwendolyn Smith of Amarillo, Texas His wife: Racheal Smith of Amarillo, Texas. His children: Mercadez, Marcus, and Jeffery Smith, His sister: Melva Smith-Williams and (Tim) of Amarillo, Texas. His brother: Richard E. Williams of Amarillo, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Phyllis Ann (Calloway) Demerson

Phyllis Ann Demerson

Phyllis was born September 24, 1959 in Panola County to Golee and Georgia Calloway.

Wake service will be  Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at St. John Baptist Church, 2301 NW 14th Ave Amarillo, Texas.

Celebration of life service will be Saturday October 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, 323 Oak Dr. Amarillo TX; Pastor Anthony B. Harris Officiating and Superintendent Elijah Demerson Eulogist. Burial in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St. Amarillo, Texas


She completed her schooling in Clarendon, TX and resided there for many years. Phyllis was a faithful member of True Church of God in Christ and a pillar in the Clarendon community where she participated in various committees and boards.

While residing in Clarendon she owned and operated a very successful restaurant which allowed her to share her love of cooking with many people. She also developed a passion for flowers and if you passed by a beautiful yard full of vibrant flowers you knew that’s where Phyllis lived!

Phyllis met the love of her life, Edmond Demerson “Honey” and they were married on April 19, 2003. Upon moving to Amarillo she united and became an active and faithful member of St. John Baptist Church. She was involved in several ministries under the leadership of the late Pastor Grover Neal and later under the leadership of current Pastor, Anthony B. Harris.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, 2 grandsons, granddaughter, and 4 brothers.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband Edmond Demerson; her daughters Lashonda (Nathan) Lowrie of Clarendon Texas, Tangelia Smith of Lubbock Texas, and Clarissa & Stephanie Smith of Amarillo Tx; her children through marriage Dwan (LaKisha) Moore, Shawn Demerson, Rachel Alexander, Shannon (Chris) Green, Shante (Jermaine) Boldon and Shad Demerson; 22 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchild; her siblings Annie (Curtis) Smith, Jewel (Larnce) Gardner, Charles (Vanetta) Calloway, Judy (Orsbain) Perkins, Gloria Smith, Ruby Hearn, Vanessa (Ricky) Malone, and Kenneth Calloway; a host of nieces and nephews; her St. John Baptist Church family, her Longenecker and Associates work family, many cousins, and special friends whose lives were greatly impacted by her kind, loving and giving spirit.

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