Fallen Hero: SGT(Ret) Geanie Diane Smith Lovett


Funeral Home

Webb & Stevens Funeral Home

Meridian, MS


1-2 pm, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, Pine Springs Southern Methodist Church, Meridian, MS.


2 pm, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, Pine Springs Southern Methodist Church, Meridian, MS.


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on November 15, 2022, and has moved on to his heavenly home.   SGT(Ret) Geanie Diane Smith Lovett, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served and worked full-time with the 298th Maintenance Battalion, Philadelphia has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Graveside services for Mrs. Geanie Diane Smith Lovett will be held Saturday at 2pm at Pine Springs Southern Methodist Church cemetery. Bro. Randy Caldwell and Keith Lovett will be officiating. The staff of Webb & Stephens Funeral Home – North are honored to be serving the family during this difficult time.

Mrs. Lovett, 68, of Bailey, worked several places in the area including Van Zyverden and Ultimate Fun World. She also served twelve years in the Mississippi Army National Guard in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Lovett enjoyed working in her yard, loved animals and enjoyed the outdoors.

She is survived by her husband Donald Lovett; sister Bertie Mae Massey; stepson Justin Nathaniel Lovett (Tealah); step-grandchildren Tahlia, Nathaniel, Ember, and Aser along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mrs. Lovett was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Lester Smith and Lote Harris Smith; siblings Donald Smith, Johnny Smith, Danny Smith, and Abby Cumberland.

Visitation will be from 1pm to 2pm in the church.