Remembering Janis Renee Smith Serpas

Janis Renee Smith Serpas

Funeral Service for Janis Renee Smith Serpas, age 61, of Ruston, will be Monday, February 6, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Ruston. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Officiating will be Dr. Chris Craig, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Janis was born on August 14, 1961, to Jean and Evelyn Marie Smith, in Baytown, TX and passed from this life on February 01, 2023.

Janis graduated from Alexandria High School.  She moved to Ruston, LA where she met and married Ken Serpas, and they raised their family there.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ruston.  Jan was known for her love of cooking, especially a southern meal in its finest form.  She also had the uncanny ability to make anyone love her and her outgoing spirit.

Janis is preceded in death by her husband, Ken Serpas, and her father, Jean Smith.

She is survived by her children, Shannon Bordelon Serpas Davidson and husband Tim, and Dustin Serpas and wife Jodi; grandchildren, Chandler Davidson, Kenlea Davidson, Brody Davidson, Harper Serpas, Barrett Serpas, and Bennett Serpas; mom, Marie Hickman Ivy; sister, Jeanie S. McCartney; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to First Baptist Church of Ruston, 200 S Trenton St, Ruston, LA 71270.

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