Phyllis H. Smith 93, of Venice, Florida formerly of Nicholasville, Kentucky passed away February 28, 2021. Phyllis was born May 31, 1927 in Raceland, Kentucky. Survivors include son James A. Smith, III (Donna) of Vero Beach, Florida; daughter Suzanne Burke (David) of Venice, Florida; grandchildren Leisa Klerlein (Paul) of Vero Beach, Florida, James A. Smith, IV of Vero Beach, Florida, Jonathan Burke (Christina) Ooltewah, Tennessee and Kristin Nelson (Anthony) of Danville, Kentucky; great grandchildren Taylor Gravitt (Derek), Dylan Klerlein (Hannah), Emma Burke, Leif Nelson, Juliana Nelson, Soren Nelson, Mia Nelson, Evangeline Nelson, Annika Nelson, Gunnar Nelson,Trygg Nelson, Hayden Burke and Lena Burke and great great grandchild Everett Klerlein. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband James A. Smith, Jr., Mother Nancy Susan Helmintoller, father, Clinton Lewis Helmintoller, sisters Evelyn Jackson, Hazel Cassity, Wilma Dunn and Stella Bortel. Phyllis was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Kings Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky where she worked from 1969 to 1984. She was a lifelong member of the Assemblies of God Church, she attended Harvest Chapel of Venice. She was married to her lifelong sweetheart James for 68 years. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 10:00 till 11:00 am at the Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel located at 265 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice, Florida 34285. Services for Phyllis at 11:00 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Phyllis’s name to Harvest Chapel of Venice, PO Box 555, Venice, Florida 34284; First Baptist Church of Venice, Lakefront Building Project, 312 Miami Avenue, West Venice, Florida 34285 and Tidewell Hospice Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34238.
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am