Funeral service will be held Thursday at Golconda First Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at IOOF Cemetery.
Lula was born in Benton, Ill. on Sept. 12, 1926 to the late Artie and Lula Mae Sadler Shockley. She was a Presbyterian by faith. On Nov. 4, 1999, she married her high school sweetheart, Darce Smith. Lula was retired from the Glove Factory and the Ben Franklin store. Her real love was being a homemaker. She loved her family very much, and always enjoyed playing games with the little ones, along with being known for her very good homemade bread. In her later years, her and Darce traveled which they both enjoyed. She was a loving wife, wonderful sister, aunt and friend.
Lula is survived by her husband, Darce Smith of Metropolis; two stepsons, George and wife Robbie Smith and Eddie and wife Debbie Smith, all of Golconda; three stepdaughters, Connie Gibbs of Golconda, Sharon and husband Augusta Godfrey of Florida, and Sheila and husband Patrick Underwood of Kentucky; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two nieces, Rae Street of Metropolis and Kim and Lee Rush of Alabama; and many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia Lou and J.E. Saylors; and one niece, Rita Kay Saylors.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the church.
Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is in charge of arrangements.