May 8, 1965 - March 7, 2022
Mrs. Patricia Ann (Funches) Smith, 56, of Peoria, IL passed away at 3:30 am on Monday, March 7, 2022 at her residence. Patricia was born on May 8, 1965 in Peoria, IL to Luther, Jr., and Ruth (Davis) Funches. She married Jeffrey Smith on September 19, 1991 in Peoria, IL. Patricia worked at Methodist Hospital as a nurse and later as an emergency room secretary. She was a strong, loving and caring person who was very outspoken and believed that tough love was the best kind of love. Patricia gave all endeavors 100% of her effort. Her loved ones joke saying her middle name should have been “Repeat”. Patricia would play Betty Wright songs, old school Rhythm and Blues, favorite scenes from any Tyler Perry musicals, The five Heartbeats and other like movies, and anything that carried a soulful tune on repeat no matter what anybody said. Patricia loved her family and was always there for them, especially her sister, Mamie who is a cancer survivor. She was very helpful to all even if they didn’t do right by her. Patricia was a very spiritual person who loved Jesus. Patricia leaves to cherish her most precious memories, her loving and devoted husband of 30 years, Jeffrey Smith of Peoria, IL; six sons, Jamariol (Denise) Funches, Jarvis (Sara Kelley) Funches, Jeremy Funches, Jacob Smith and son-in-law Patrick Jackson all of Peoria, IL, Joshua (Adrianne Griffith) Funches of Gainesville, GA, Jeffrey Moore. of Dallas,TX; four daughters, Patrice Jackson of Centerville, IL, Patrica Funches, Patricia Funches and Vernita Moore all of Peoria, IL; five brothers, Johnie (Shermell) Davis, Sr., Sylvester Funches, Edward (Jorita) Funches, Sr. all of Peoria, IL, Richard Funches of Rantoul, IL and Luther Funches, III of Jacksonville, FL; three sisters, Cornellia Davis of Springfield, IL, Sunday Davis and Mamie Funches both of Peoria, IL; 26 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends who loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Davis. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Grace Apostolic Assembly Church with a visitation beginning at 9:00 am. Suffragan Bishop James Ware will officiate. Patricia will be laid to rest at Historic Springdale Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE (Central Time). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing is encouraged to be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Mrs. Patricia Ann (Funches) Smith, 56, of Peoria, IL passed away at 3:30 am on Monday, March 7, 2022 at her residence. Patricia was born on May 8, 1965 in Peoria, IL to Luther, Jr., and Ruth (Davis) Funches. She married Jeffrey Smith on September... View Obituary & Service Information
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