Ronald E. "Ronny" Smith, Jr. went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge at the age of 57. He was a retired New York Life Agent and recently began his second career as a teacher. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 9:00 AM until religious services at 10:30 AM in the funeral home chapel conducted by his best friend and partner in ministry C. J. Cutrone, burial will follow at Roberts Cemetery in Hillsdale. Ronny was a ordained minister and co-founder of Word and Spirit Ministries. He loved to help people and was very generous. Ronny was a part of many mission trips. His ministry work included digging water wells, preaching the gospel and caring for the poor. He also loved to give God the glory through worship and praise. He was an avid writer with his own website, thetruthsource.org.
He liked gardening and was an intense competitor in any game. Ronny was an avid LSU football fan and loved to travel for ministry and with his family. Anyone who rode with him knew how much he enjoyed driving, especially in his Stinger. Memorial donations may be made to Alliance Ministries at aministry.org.
He is survived by his loving wife, Caro M. Smith; father, Ronald E. Smith, Sr.; daughters, Christian Elisabeth Smith and Gabrielle Lillie Anna Smith; sons, Ronald E. Smith, III and Joseph McCoy Smith; sister, Linda Lewis; numerous nieces and nephews and numerous other family and friends. Preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Edwards Smith; paternal grandparents, O.T. and Nola Smith; maternal grandparents, George Burr and Josephine Edwards. Pallbearers will be Ronald E. Smith, III, Joseph McCoy Smith, Evan Jordan, George Martrain, Robbie Edwards, Joey McCoy and Wayne Jordan. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Edwards, Matthew Martrain and Shane Martrain. Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs is in charge of arrangements.