Cover photo for Jaretta Capps Smith's Obituary
Jaretta Capps Smith Profile Photo

Jaretta Capps Smith

June 25, 1958 — May 1, 2024


Jaretta Capps Smith

Jaretta Capps Smith (65), of Noblesville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. She is survived by her loving husband, Len, with whom she shared 40 beautiful years of marriage as well as her children, Caroline Smith of Roanoke, Austin (Kelsey) Smith of Atlanta and her beloved dog, Gus.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna Capps as well as her two sisters, Jimmiel Johnston and Jeanna Caldwell.

Jaretta’s faith was incredibly important to her. Growing up she was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Salem, Virginia. After she and Len were married, they attended First Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia as well as Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Jaretta was a graduate of Glenvar High School in Salem, Virginia and earned her bachelor's degree in business management from Radford University.  Her favorite phrase from Business School - “Plan, staff, lead, organize and control” - was a mantra she used wisely to keep everyone in her family in line! She was the family’s rock and anchor, but she was also one of the funniest people you could meet, whose humor kept everyone laughing. Her witty sense of humor and sarcasm kept everyone on their toes and will be deeply missed.  

Her life was centered on family and caring for those she loved. As a wife, mother, and homemaker, she poured her heart and soul into all that she did. The love she shared every day leaves her family with beautiful memories that will be cherished forever. Along with caring for her family, Jaretta was a talented hostess, welcoming friends and family into their home with impressive recipes and home decor. Crafting, sewing and learning as much history as she could were some of her greatest passions. Her life deeply touched so many, and she will be greatly missed. 

The family will receive visitors at Grace Covenant Church in Roanoke, Virginia shortly before her funeral service at Grace Covenant at 11 am on Saturday, May 11, 2024.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia to honor her love of history.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jaretta Capps Smith, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

GCC Roanoke - Grace Covenant Church

756 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24017

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 621

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree