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Gwen NeSmith

May 5, 1965 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old


Gwen LaBeau NeSmith, age 58, of Panama City Beach, Florida passed away on November 19, 2023. Gwen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 5, 1965 to Harold and Maureen LaBeau in Minot, North Dakota. Gwen was a Lakota Native American and a proud member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Gwen will be remembered for being a wonderful loving wife, mother, and "GiGi" to her grandson. She was the light in every room she entered. To know her was to love her. Gwen’s quirky personality will be remembered by many for she was always laughing and making the best out of every situation. Gwen was a very caring person, always willing to help others in need. Gwen worked as a dental assistant before starting Lakota Solutions LLC, a government contracting business. She operated Lakota Solutions until her retirement in December 2021. She attended Eastgate church and was a member of New Elim Baptist church.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin NeSmith; son, KC NeSmith; daughter, Savanna Millican; grandson, Emerson; brother, Wayne LaBeau; sister, Natasha Davis; stepmom, Patty LaBeau; and a large extended family.

Gwen is predeceased by both her parents.

Special thanks to her nephew, Brayden NeSmith, for always being there and getting Gwen whatever she needed, day or night.

A funeral service will be held on December 2, 2023, at 2:00pm CST at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405. The family will receive visitors prior to the service beginning at 1:00pm. Internment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Live-streaming will be available at: https://www.kentforestlawn.com/tributes/Gwen-NeSmith

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cheyenne River Indian Outreach or Cheyenne River Youth Project at: Cheyenne River Indian Outreach, Programs of the Sacred Heart Center, PO Box 500, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0500. Online donations can be made here: www.lakotayouth.org/give/.

Expressions of Love and Sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.Kentforrestlawn.com.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 12/2/2023 at 01:50 PM, Central Standard Time.

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December 2, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Kent Forest Lawn Chapel
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Funeral Service
December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Kent Forest Lawn Chapel
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

This event will be live-streamed


Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
2403 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32405


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