Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-11-03

Jessica Marie Smith, a Samford University junior from Harvest, Ala., died as the result of an automobile accident Sunday, Nov. 2. She was a history major and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.

The one-car accident occurred at about 10:45 p.m. on I-65, north of Greenville, Ala.

Funeral service was Thursday, Nov. 6, at Capshaw Baptist Church., with burial at Huntsville Memory Gardens.

A memorial service will be held at Samford Tuesday (NOV. 11) at 8 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.