Marlene Riche Smith, 85, a native of Simmesport, LA, left this earth on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from her home in Walker, LA. She is survived by her three daughters: Susan Crochet of Zachary; Helaine Smith of Denham Springs; Mary Scott of Walker; three sons, Kenny Smith of Pride; Bruce Smith and wife Pearl of Knoxville; Carl Smith and wife Shawna of Denham Springs; one brother, Frederick Riche of Plaucheville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Darrell 'Hawk' Smith and her two sisters, Annette Wiggins and Janette Taylor. We should find strength and comfort in knowing that the day she had been waiting for has finally come. She is at peace now with our Lord. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 28th from 9am till noon at Greenoaks Funeral home in Baton Rouge.