Lionel J. Smith, Senior was the Big Chief of the Carrollton Hunters.
Gras Indian Hall of Fame extends all respect and sympathy to his family,
friends, and gang.
His obituary in the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Lionel J. Smith, Sr. "Big Chief Lionel" passed away peacefully on
Monday, November 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm. Beloved husband of Sherlene Parker
Smith. Son of the late Reuben and Annie Mae Smith. He was raised by his
grandmother, the late Clara B. Smith. Loving father of Lionel Jr.,
James and Kenneth Smith, Lee, Greg, Mark and Donald Parker and Troy
Lindsey. Brother of Davis Jr., Alvin, Chris, Curtis and Arsell Barquet,
Yvonne Robinson, Janet Ann Barquet and Linda Robinson, the late Michael
and Bruce Smith, Vincent and Dennis Robinson, Alfred and Terrin Barquet.
Loving grandfather of nine and great grandfather of four. A host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends also survive him. Relatives,
friends of the family, also members of The City of Love, the Carrollton
Hunters Indian tribe and all Indian tribes in the New Orleans area are
invited to attend the Funeral Service on Monday, November 21, 2011 for
10:00 am at The City of Love Church, 818 Sixth St., NOLA. Bishop Lester
Love, officiating. Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery--Spruce St.,
NOLA. Visitation begins at 9:00 am. CHARBONNET-LABAT-GLAPION 581-4411