Lauren Smith

Born in Spruce Pine, NC on October 28, 1984

Departed on January 26, 2020 and resided in Gallatin, TN

  • Visitation: Hendersonville Funeral Home Room: Stateroom
    • Thursday January 30, 2020 12:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Celebration of Life: Room: Chapel
    • Thursday January 30, 2020 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Lauren Ashley Smith, age 35 of Gallatin, TN passed away on Sunday, January 26th, 2020. Funeral services for Lauren will be held on Thursday January 30th at 5:00PM in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00PM until 5:00PM service time. Interment will follow on Saturday February 1st at East Lawrence Memorial Gardens in Decatur AL at 1:00PM.

Lauren is preceded in death by her grand-father Gordon Terry, grand-mother Virginia Terry, and grand-father Floyd Smith.

She is survived by her mother Mitzi Terry-Cochran , step-father Mike Terry-Cochran, father Kevin Smith, step-mother Teresa Smith. Brother Dustin Smith, paternal grand-mother Joyce Smith. Her loving aunts, uncles and cousins and her H.A.T.S. family.

Lauren was a loving daughter, sister, grand-daughter and friend. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Lauren’s name to H.A.T.S. (Habilitation and Training Services).

These Donations may be sent to: PO Box 1856 Gallatin, TN 37066

24 Comments to Lauren Smith

  1. Kerry Cantrell
    January 28, 2020 10:04 am

    Kevin and Teresa, my heart hurts for you. I know how much you loved Lauren and will miss her. Prayers to you and the family.

  2. Bill and Virginia Perry
    January 28, 2020 11:30 am

    Mitzi and Mike, we are deeply saddened to learn of Lauren’s death. Please know that you are in our prayers for strength and comfort at this most difficult time. –Bill and Virginia

  3. Leslie Farris
    January 28, 2020 12:59 pm

    Kevin and Teresa,
    Our love and our prayers are with you.
    Jim and Leslie

  4. Renae Hankla
    January 28, 2020 1:04 pm

    Mitzi I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. Prayers for you and your family. Much love, Renae Hankla

  5. Debbie HOOSER
    January 28, 2020 7:24 pm

    My heart hurts for your loss. Please know you have prayers surrounding you through this pain. XO

  6. Lindsey
    January 28, 2020 7:36 pm

    Love and prayers for all of you.

  7. Wanda Garrett
    January 28, 2020 8:03 pm

    My sweet Mitiz my heart is broken for you. I have seen how you adored this precious child. A parents love for a child holds no bounds. Know I am praying for you and pray for God’s loving hands to comfort you.

  8. Keith & Pamela Whitley
    January 28, 2020 8:11 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your sweet Lauren!! Y’all are in our prayers!

  9. Debbie Cole
    January 28, 2020 8:19 pm

    So sorry on the loss of our sweet Lauren. She was a special daughter to you and Mitzi you were the best Mom she could ever ask for. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. She will be missed.

  10. Clenetta Perry
    January 28, 2020 8:39 pm

    Mrs. Mitzi,

    My heart goes out to you and the family. Lauren was such a sweet innocent soul. I know she is being welcomed by her grandmother. I will continue to pray for the strengthen of the family.

  11. Paula Lynn
    January 28, 2020 8:40 pm

    💓 Prayers for family strength during this time of grief.

    Love, Paula Lynn

  12. Jennifer, Rockey and Chris Odom
    January 28, 2020 9:03 pm

    Mitzi and Dustin,
    Please know that I am praying for you and family. Wish we could be there for you guys. Iokey (Rockey) and I love you so much. If you guys need anything please call .

  13. Carol Copeland
    January 28, 2020 9:39 pm

    So sorry Mitiz she was a sweet & beautiful girlI know I know heaven gained an angel. You were and awesome Mom she will forever be in our hearts. Love you and all & your family is in our prayers.

  14. Mary Bernadette McCann Stone
    January 28, 2020 9:58 pm

    Mitzi and Rhonda,

    Prayers and condolences for you and your families.


    Your Childhood Nashville Neighbors- the McCanns

  15. Heidi Alvarez (Sargent)
    January 28, 2020 10:40 pm

    Sending love and prayers to you all. I pray God fills you with strength and comfort. May you find joy and peace in the wonderful memories of your beautiful angel who is now with her grandparents watching over you all from Heaven.
    Much love, Heidi

  16. Sherry nelson micklin and jasons mom
    January 29, 2020 12:55 am

    So sorry for ur loss mitzi. May Gods loving arms be wrapped tightly around u and her family during this sad occassion. I pray for strength peace and comfort. God bless u all.

  17. Pam Harrison
    January 29, 2020 1:07 am

    Prayers for peace and comfort for your family. May you feel God’s love and your hearts be flooded with great, and happy times shared with Lauren. Love you. Pam

  18. Chip and Rena Stansbury
    January 29, 2020 6:56 am

    Mitzi and Mike, Rena and I are deeply saddened for you and the family! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! May God bless,

  19. Samantha Class
    January 29, 2020 9:37 am

    Dustin & Family-

    I am praying for God to place his arms around your family during this difficult time.

    Samantha & Family
    Warsaw, KY

  20. The Church of the Messiah
    January 29, 2020 9:40 am

    Dear Mitzi and Mike, May you especially experience God’s compassionate presence at this time as you know it in your heart and through the multitude of prayers and consolations you receive from those whose sympathies are with you. Into God’s gracious mercy may Lauren and you be committed. Be consoled that He will receive her into His land of light and joy, and may the Spirit receive her and grow her from grace to grace in His heavenly kingdom. In Jesus Christ our Lord, Jess Reeves+, The Church of the Messiah, Pulaski

  21. Anastasia Drakos
    January 29, 2020 11:57 am

    Mitzi and Family, absolutely heartbroken for you. Praying for your comfort and strength as you endure this. All my love, Anastasia

  22. Lynette Culbreth
    January 29, 2020 4:42 pm

    Dear sweet Mitzi and family,
    My heart breaks for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. And may God keep you wrapped tightly in his arms. Much love to you.

  23. Robert and Ini Beckman
    January 30, 2020 8:25 am

    Dear Mitzi, We don’t know you very well nor have we known Lauren. We are from the Beckman side of the family and live in Blacksburg, VA. Our son Colin is twee months younger than your Lauren was, born in December 1984. We extend our deepest condolances and are thinking of you and Lauren. The Lord knows and loves her. He will or has received her in His light of wonder and love. May that same Light surround you; His grace and love carry you in these terribly hard days of loss and seeming separation.
    With love to you and comfort in Him, Bob and Ini Beckman

  24. Debbie Hampton
    February 2, 2020 1:17 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Lauren. I understand how difficult this loss can be; I lost my youngest son Bryan, age 35 , two years ago and my younger sister, Rebecca and youngest brother TJ, just a few years previously.

    I hate that you will have to walk this grief journey. When you are ready, I highly recomment a group called TCF (the They have been a life saver for me.

    TCF is made up of parents, grandparents and siblings of a deceased child of any age, for any cause of death. We are there for each other as support and friendship; to help each other traverse the milestones to find survival and hope along the way.

    There are local chapters in most cities. The Nashville group meets the 2nd Sunday of every month at 1604 Elm Hill pike from 3-5 p..m.

    They have a free newsletter you can register to receive and there are also chat groups for most categories of cause of death that you can join. I find them helpful to have someone to talk to freely, in the middle of the night; when grieving makes it impossible to sleep.

    My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs to you all!

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