Lou Anna Smith
October 14, 1939 – December 19, 2021
Lou Anna Clark-Smith, who loved to be called “Mama” by her kids and “Grammy” by her “Grands and Great Grand” departed her loving family on December 19, 2021, at home surrounded by family.
Lou Anna was born in Port Barre, Louisiana to Mr. Joseph Clark and Irene Sam Clark on October 14, 1939. She was the oldest of ten children. As a small child, the family moved to Beaumont, TX where she grew up and lived all of her life.
She graduated from Hebert High School in 1958 where she was a member of Future Business Leaders of America. She attended Chenier Business School. Her work career included Carnation Restaurant, Shepherd’s Laundry, Dairy Queen, Petro, and retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital as Head Cook.
Lou Anna was preceded in death by her parents Joseph Clark, Irene Clark; siblings Shirley Lee, Justina Fomby, Raymond Clark, Dorothy Clark, and Larry Clark.
Lou Anna was mother to Cynthia Goudeau, Wanda Clark-Prescott, Linda Clark, Lisa Gregory, Weldon Clark, Kimberly Smith-Levine, and Theresa Smith-Willis. She was also adopted mother to Ramona Chretien, Deborah Critain, (Nephew) Brian Lee, Sherri Waffer, and Annie Bob. She raised her children with love and devotion in Beaumont, Texas.
As a cook and baker, Lou Anna was known for her love of cooking and joy of feeding everyone. She was mostly known for her Tea Cakes that she would sell, which she always included a bible scripture in each bag. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, watching TBN, old westerns, and Judge Judy. She was most proud of her children, grandchildren, as well as her great grandchild.
Lou Anna is survived by her children: Cynthia Goudeau (Pflugerville, TX), Wanda Clark-Prescott, Linda Clark, Lisa Gregory, Weldon Clark, Kimberly Smith-Levine (Georgetown, TX), and Theresa Smith-Willis (Pflugerville, TX), Siblings: Joseph Donald Clark (Linda Pearl), Mary J. Williams, Reta Scott-Randle, and Carolyn Clark-Broussard. Eleven Grandchildren, one Great Grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.