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Carolnett Smith

July 3, 1950 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 71)


Carolnett Johnson Smith was born to the parentage of the late Frank A. Johnson, Sr. and the late Beulah Johnson on July 03, 1950, in Hallsville, Texas. She is number six of the twelve born from this union. Carolnett graduated from Galilee High School in Hallsville, Texas with honors. She was the class musician and excelled in the music program.

Upon graduating High School, she entered the Nursing School as a eager student in the nursing program. She later worked at Good Shepard Medical Center, in the cafeteria for Hallsville ISD, and Rod’s Music Shop.

Nett, was the name she was often called by her family and loved ones. She was united in Holy matrimony to, Roger Smith. This union was made official on June 27, 1970. She was a “June Bride”. From this union was born two beautiful and talented children, a son, Terry W. Smith and a daughter, Stacy L. Smith.

Carolnett accepted God at an early age at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church as dedicated member and musician. There her love for being a musician began and flourished. She was the church musician, and choir director of her brothers and sisters, others too. At that time, she had perfected every song in the “Key of C”. Later in her musical journey was added another musician Bro. Lawrence Long Sr. He then began to expand and teach her there were more other keys than C. She learned and got better singing and playing with the church.

She became known for her immaculate singing voice, and her humble spirit to serve as a musician for anyone who needed one. You can count on her to go to an instrument piano or organ at a church if they were vacant. She served as a musician for many choirs over 50 plus years. Starting with Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Golden Hill Baptist Church, St. Paul Baptist Church Tatum, TX, Longview Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Choir, and the East Texas Baptist-Longview District Association Choir.

With her voice she blessed many and was introduced to the Longview Chapter of GMWA by the late Rev. Eddie Templeton. She served as the Assistant Chapter Representative and was on the Board of Directors of the Texas Mass Choir. She was a MIGHTY alto in those choirs. She also participated in the Board of Directors for the Chapter Representatives at GMWA. She sung in the Mass Choir of GWMA, and the Woman of Worship choir of GMWA. She was privileged to record with the Texas Mass Choir “Teach the Word”, written by the late Rev. Eddie Templeton. She also recorded with the Woman’s of Worship of the GMWA choir “Hold On” written by Mrs. Tamera Taylor. She served in these organizations, and the Minister of Music of the St. Paul Baptist Church until her health failed. Even when she was not at her best she still pressed on Sunday after Sunday playing the organ and singing with her oxygen. She was faithful and dedicated until the end.

God saw the faithfulness of His servant and saw she was tired. Carolnett’s number came up on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Longview Regional Critical Care Unit. She answered the call of God’s voice, good and faithful servant well done, come on home. I know that she is singing and playing in the heavenly choir with her white robe and golden slippers.

She leaves to celebrate her life: her dedicated and loving husband of almost 52 years, Roger Smith; Two Children, Terry W. Smith (Tammy) and Stacy L. Smith (Special Friend Frankie); two brothers, Paul Johnson (Sharon); Royal Lee Johnson (Margaret); three sisters, Frankie “TM” Johnson; JaAnn Garrison (Jimmy); JoAnn Boyd (Kenneth); Grandchildren, Deante A. Smith, D’Torian W. Smith, Aaliyah N. Smith, Davian Hopkins, Darian Brooks; Great-Grandchildren, Layla Hopkins, Noah Folgner (deceased), Lilly Pauline Schlecht, and Saige Brooks. god-grandchildren, Sanaah N. Daniels, and Ka’Niya D. Robinson along with a host of Aunts, Uncles, Brothers- in-Love, countless nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and choir members.

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 Service Program


June 17, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Craig Funeral Home
2001 S. Green Street
Longview, TX 75602

Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

2:30 PM
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
1919 Hut Horton Rd.
Hallsville, TX 75650


Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Rd.
Hallsville, TX 75650

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