Kaye Smith Kingsbery
Kaye Smith Kingsbery
  • June 26, 1949 - January 11, 2018
  • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Kaye Smith Kingsbery, 68, of New Orleans passed away January 11, 2018. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Fred J. Smith and Roxanne LeBlanc Smith. Kaye graduated from Mount Carmel Academy and received her nursing degree from Charity Nursing School.

Kaye worked as a registered nurse and dedicated most of her career to caring for the elderly. She was steadfastly devoted to her family, and spent much of her life enjoying spending time with them, her close friends, and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Kaye is survived by her beloved husband Michael J. Kingsbery, son Mark Kingsbery (Colleen) of Slidell, daughter Karyn Kingsbery-Grigsby (Doug) of New Orleans, grandchildren Cailin, Kelsey, Claire, Mark Jr., Olivia, Grace, Michael, Lola, and great granddaughter Genevieve. She is also survived by her brother Fred J. Smith Jr., her sister Mekel Smith Alvarez and Mekel’s daughter Alexis and a host of other relatives and close friends.

Kaye leaves a legacy of love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchild, who will miss her dearly.

A memorial service will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM with interment to follow in Metairie Cemetery.

Family and close friends are invited to attend.